Honey Lemon Vanilla Gluten Free French Toast. Simple yet delicious flavors, easy to make, no eggs needed, and vegan Friendly! This Gluten Free French Toast breakfast is a hit for weekend brunch or for kids. Perfect for freezing and making ahead too. But the sauce.. that honey lemon cream sauce… it’s a must!
Sunday Mornings are my favorite. There’s something about them that make want to stay in my pajamas for longer and cook up a good breakfast or brunch. And as long as I can remember, pancakes, eggs, or French toast have been on our regular Sunday Breakfast rotation.
That being said, guess what next Sunday is?
Did your eyes just fill up with little cartoon hearts? Ha ha yes, it is Valentine’s Day. A day where we love on each other, wait… I mean a day where we express our love for each other. A verb. TO LOVE (show appreciation, kindness, mushy emotions, etc). As mentioned before, making food is definitely how I show love and appreciation towards others, especially towards my husband. And as you can see, he’s definitely a breakfast man!
But here’s a little backstory for you. When I first learned I had to start implementing a gluten-free diet, over eight years ago, breakfast was tortuous for me. In fact, I think thought of making French toast give me anxiety. At the time, there was a very limited amount of GOOD TASTING gluten free foods, and no such thing as gluten-free French toast. Well, at least that I was aware of. Trying to fix a delicious Sunday breakfast for us was depressing. And I’m sorry, but rice cereal or eggs and rice cakes just did not cut it.
Yes, I was a big ball of anxiousness and confusion. And you know what? My husband is the one who really pushed me to learn more and to helped me embrace the gluten free diet (cooking and all). He’s the one that bought me dozens of books on gluten-free living, he would help me research gluten-free options at restaurants so that I didn’t feel overwhelmed when we dining out. And he would would be patient while I read every label at the grocery store, checking for gluten.
But I think the most important, and (most impactful) thing that he did to support me during this transition was that he himself embraced it. And still does today. Okay maybe just 80% of the time. Ha ha.
I never asked him to eat gluten free for me, he just simply wanted to support. And goodness I love him more for that!
Today I’m raising a gluten free TOAST (A Valentine’s Day FRENCH TOAST) to my husband. He deserves more but let’s just start with a tall stack of goodness, ok? A Valentine’s Day breakfast made with all his favorite flavors and toppings.
There’s honey, because my husband has forever been obsessed with honeycomb flavors (and he’s my honey, mwah!). And lemon vanilla because the man just loves anything sweet and lemon! Lemon shortbread, lemon bars, lemon pie, or lemon cream.
Now, about this gluten-free French toast. Well, it’s vegan friendly and gluten-free but there is so much more! And I promise you it does not taste bland like gluten-free. In fact, this egg free french toast batter definitely still tastes like traditional batter and here’s how —> COMBINE Chia (grinded down), honey, almond milk, vanilla, dash of sea salt, cinnamon, and …. nutritional yeast. Really! Nutritional yeast gives it an eggy taste! It is optional, ALTHOUGH I HIGHLY recommend it, YUM!)
Don’t worry egg lovers, I gave you the egg option as well. Both were great! Oh and did i mention the sauce? Ya, just lemon, honey, and butter or coconut butter. FLIPPING AMAZING!
Hmmmm, I’m beginning to think that this gluten-free French toast recipe is all about supporting each other’s allergy friendly diets. Can you feel the love? <3
Gluten-free, egg free, paleo,vegan, or whatever lifestyle makes you feel healthy and happy, just remember to thank those that support you through it. Because restoring your health (both mental and physical) literally takes a village.