A versatile and delicious vegan French toast based on garbanzo bean flour. This has basically become our go-to weekend breakfast when we feel like treating ourselves. Since the toast itself is not sweet, it goes so well with both sweet and savory toppings. So enjoy with fruits, maple syrup drizzle, jams or go with your favorite plant cheese. You can also keep the leftovers (if any) in the fridge and warm up later, it will still be good.
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoning
- 1 cup water
- 3 to 4 bagels I used vegan pretzel bagels
- oil for frying I prefer avocado oil
Combine all the dry ingredients of the batter in a bowl.
Add the water and whisk until smooth.
Heat up the oil in a frying pan. Use enough oil to have about 1/2 inch or (~1 to 1.5 cm) depth in the frying pan. I used avocado oil, which is stable at high heat and results in a crisp and flavorful crust. You can choose another vegetable oil that you like.
Slice the bagels, dip the slices in the batter and place them in the pan once the oil is hot. Don't overcrowd the pan though, fry in batches.
Fry the toasts on both sides until you get a golden-brown crust.
Enjoy it drizzled with maple syrup, with jams, with fresh fruits, or go for savory options like your favorite plant cheese. The bread itself is not sweet so it is really delicious and versatile.
You can also keep the leftovers (if any) in the fridge and warm up later, it will still be good.