Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dessert For Breakfast

Chickpea flour is my latest muse in the kitchen. Originally purchased for some experimental pasta making, it has turned out to be a versatile, go-to ingredient. One of my favorite recipes, so far, is eggless chocolate french toast. To be perfectly honest, it's a dessert disguised as a breakfast item. A nod to those who believe "life is uncertain, eat your dessert first", it is a delicious mixture of french toast texture and brownie decadence. A pinch of cardamom in the recipe adds a unique taste and the warm strawberry drizzle takes it over the top. Go ahead... eat your dessert first. I won't judge.

French Toast Batter:
1/2 C chickpea flour
1/2 C cocoa powder
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C almond milk or water
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
pinch of cardamom
sliced bread of your choice ( I used nine grain for a hearty taste )

In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients to create the batter. Heat oiled griddle or skillet to medium. Coat bread slices in batter. Cook slices until crispy on each side. Drizzle with warm strawberry jam.


  1. yum! thanks for sharing a vegan recipe! ;)

  2. As usual another yummy sounding recipe, you must come for a visit and make all these delish
    items for me!

  3. yum and the picture is lovely too! miss you both...jerusha