Fruity French Toast
Gluten Free Recipes
This is a wonderful recipe for fruity French toast for people who can't eat gluten. If you can't find wild figs, use chopped dried figs. Serve fruit compote warm or cold. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and detox friendly.
1 cup soy or rice milk
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or
8 slices thick gluten free bread
Dried Fruit Compote
1-1/3 cup unsweetened 100 percent apple juice
1 cup dried apples
1/2 cup dried figs, halved
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup raisins
1 cinnamon stick
To make Dried Fruit Compote, place apple juice, apples, figs, sultanas, raisins and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring gently occasionally, for 15 minutes or until fruit is plump and tender. Set aside to cool.
Whisk together eggs, milk and maple syrup in a bowl until combined. Place bread slices in a shallow dish in a single layer and pour egg mixture over the top. Carefully turn bread to coat in the egg mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes or until all egg mixture has soaked into the bread.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Brush with oil to lightly grease. Add enough bread slices to fit comfortably in the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until golden underneath. Carefully turn the slices and cook for 2 minutes or until golden. Line an oven tray with baking paper and place bread on tray in oven at 200 degrees to keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread slices, brushing the pan with oil before cooking.
Place the toast onto serving plates and serve warm with the fruit compote.
Dried Fruit Compote will keep, covered, in refrigerator for up to 1 week. French toast can be cooked 1 hour ahead. Keep warm in oven, as suggested.
Recipe makes 4 servings