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Savory Cinnamon French Toast + Cajun Chickpea
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Savory Cinnamon French Toast + Cajun Chickpea

This Savory Cinnamon French Toast + Cajun Chickpea recipe is perfect for healthy option for breakfast or a nice brunch. This French Toast is thick, delicious, uses a handful of ingredients, naturally sweetened, and completely dairy-free and vegan. Fully laced with classic cinnamon flavor, this french toast dish comes as a great play on sweet and savory, which will have you going for a second round.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword baked, bread, breakfast, brioche, brunch, chickpea, cinnamon, classic, dairy-free, dates, easy, fall recipe, fluffy, food, french toast, healthy, holidays, homemade, indulge, plant-based, recipe, savory, spicy, sweet, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


Vegan French Toast:

  • 1 loaf Whole Wheat Challah bread, sliced semi-thick (Vegan-Approved!)
  • 1 cup Almond milk, Unsweetened (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 Tbsps D'Vash Organics Date Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsps Arrowroot Starch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter, for cooking

Roasted Cajun Chickpeas:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 2 Tbsps garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsps Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsps smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder


  • D'Vash Organics Date Syrup, for garnish
  • handful of sliced grape tomatoes, optional


  • Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat griddle to medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter, melting it.
  • Dip 1 slice of bread into the batter, soaking it in for a few seconds on each side. Place slice unto the heated griddle, cooking on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until all french toast has been made.

For Roasted Chickpeas: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, add chickpea and seasonings, stirring them together until well coated.
  • Add chickpeas to baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, tossing them mid-way until golden brown and crisp. 
  • Remove from oven and set aside.


  • To serve—stack french toast atop each other, spoon roasted cajun chickpea over stack, and top with sliced grape tomatoes, if desired. Drizzle with date syrup or pure maple syrup and enjoy!
  • Bon Appetit!


BREAD: Instead of challah bread, you can also use ciabatta bread or any other rustic bread. In most cases, day old bread works best!
DATE SYRUP: To purchase the date syrup mentioned throughout this recipe, see D'Vash Organic's Original Date Syrup on their site.