Almond Butter French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

Almond Butter French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

For the sauce:

Combine ½ cup chopped strawberries, 2/3 cup water, 1 tsp agave nectar or sweetener of choice (optional) and ½ tbsp of cornstarch in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling, and then cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the sauce reaches desired consistency (about 20 minutes). It’s a pretty thin sauce, but it’s perfect with hearty FT.

For the French Toast FT

Ingredients (for one, increase as needed)

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white, beaten
  • ½ tsp almond (or vanilla) extract
  • 1–2 thick slices challah, whole-grain, or any other bread (challah is the BEST of course)
  • 1 tsp almond butter (or more!) per bread slice
  • Butter/cooking spray


(with silly comments in parenthesis; don’t mind me)

  1. Mix almond milk, almond/vanilla extract, and eggs in a small bowl. Transfer mixture to a shallow casserole dish.
  2. Heat a griddle or large pan over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. With a serrated knife, carefully cut a slit inside the bread. Then, with a butter knife, smoosh (technical culinary term there) the almond butter inside each piece of bread.
  4. Place the bread slices in the egg/milk mixture. Let sit about 30 seconds, and the flip to coat the other side. Don’t let it sit if your bread is super-soft or super-thin.
  5. Coat the griddle/pan lightly with butter (I just take the end of the stick and smooth it over quickly) or cooking spray. Cook on one side about 3 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and cook the other side another 3 minutes or so.
  6. You’ll know when it’s done if you press lightly on the bread. If it’s squishy (again with the technicality), you’ll want to cook it a little more. If it’s rather firm to the touch (that’s what she said), you’re good.
  7. Serve with strawberry sauce or maple syrup. If you want to get fancy, garnish with sliced almonds and/or powdered sugar.

almond french toast

(See that steam? That sauce was HOT when I poured it over the FT. And yes, I’m trying to make FT=French Toast happen. Kind of like “fetch.” Name that movie!)


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