Yes, you read that right … Cinnamon French Toast Egg Sandwich (gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free). That’s a mouthful, literally. I’ve been on a french toast kick lately, thanks to my sister, who re-introduced it into my breakfast routine recently. I hadn’t had french toast in years. Mainly because I forgot about it, and am normally a pancake person. Now I am hooked…it is so easy to make that I have been making it almost every morning. Until this morning, I decided to try something different and eat it like a sandwich. Like a sandwich. Holy crap, it is good.
I posted a picture of this on my Facebook fan page before placing it on here. I got some comments about the ingredients and I just wanted to go ahead and say… use whatever sweetener you prefer.
For me, I use stevia because that’s what I like, and I prefer not to use agave because it’s not as ‘healthy’ as the media makes it up to be. I also do not like the taste of agave. To each their own. So with that said… choose whatever sweetener or ‘topping’ you like. Whether that be maple syrup, regular syrup, plain ole’ sugar, agave or nothing at all. Whatever floats your boat. Improvise… that’s always fun. You really can’t mess this up. It’s that easy.
Cinnamon French Toast Egg Sandwich
Serves 1 person (or 2)
- 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites
- 2 slices whole grain bread (I used Rudi’s gluten-free multigrain bread)
- 1 tablespoon almond milk (original, unsweetened)
- ground cinnamon
- oil or non-stick spray for pan, if needed.
- earth balance vegan butter (I used the vegan and soy-free spread)
- stevia packets (I used one packet)
- tiny, tiny pinch of salt for the eggs
(I used earth balance vegan butter, and stevia for mine. I did not use oil or salt but it would taste fine if you used it)
In a small casserole dish, add the eggs and egg whites. Add 1 tablespoon of almond milk and beat eggs. Mix in ground cinnamon (however much you prefer, I use a LOT). Add bread (can be frozen or thawed) into the casserole dish. Let it soak on one side for 10 seconds, then flip to the other side for 10 seconds.
Pre-heat non-stick skillet to medium heat (add oil if you prefer), place bread in skillet. After about a minute or so, flip the bread to the other side. You want the top of the bread to have a nice browning and the eggs to be cooked (the bread will not appear ‘wet’). Once this is done (1-2 minutes), remove from pan and place on plate. Top with butter and 1/2 packet stevia.
Repeat the same process for the next slice of bread, but once bread is in the skillet, pour the remaining egg mixture on top of the bread in the pan. The egg mixture will flow around the bread, scramble those eggs and place on top of the 1 slice of bread on the plate. Remove finished french toast and place on bread and egg mixture on plate, like a sandwich. Top with more vegan butter and remaining half packet of stevia. Enjoy!