Sunday, May 8, 2011

Super French Toast for a Super Mom

It's the first week of May and time to wow the woman who gave birth to you. You've got to find out exactly what she needs, forget it, and then find out exactly what she wants and buy it. Some moms will receive jewelry this weekend, while others receive coupons to wash the dishes. Well if you're over the age of 12, you better think of something good to impress that hardworking woman who put up with you through your teen years. Luckily, no matter what gift you decide on, I've got an eco-friendly recipe to save your little tooshie. You don't need to be a chef for this one, just able to crack a few eggs. And if you like to make healthy recipes, you'll love this one. It's good anytime, and only takes about 20 minutes. Stay in this Mother's Day, save some natural resources, and go back to the basics of cooking your mom a delicious meal.

One morning I was craving french toast but didn't have any bread. My fridge only contained Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel English Muffins. Using what you have in your fridge to come up with delicious recipes is what I call being super green. I didn't drive anywhere, buy anything extra, or go out to waste money and resources. I cut up the muffins into strips and dipped them in a simple healthy mixture for french toast.  If you want to make your mom grin from ear to ear this Mother's Day, forget the Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card, and reach for the spatula. Trust me; it’s easy, green, and worth it. I used all organic ingredients and suggest the same to get the best flavor and health benefits for you and the Earth.

Super Cinnamon French Toast

Delights Two

Paper Towels
Small Bowl
Non-Stick Pan

2 Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins
1 cup Vanilla Unsweetened Soy Milk
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla
Earth Balance Margarine (For pan)
1 Handful Walnuts (optional)
Powdered Sugar
Agave Maple Syrup

Get Ready
-Get out a regular bowl you use to eat cereal, preferably one that has lower sides.
-Place paper towels on a plate for draining later.
-Place bowl near pan to reduce dripping mixture on counter.

Get Set
-Slice up the English muffins into bite sized strips.
-Crack eggs, placing the egg white only in the bowl. Throw away the yolk, or save it for another recipe.
-Add in soy milk, beating with fork to incorporate the egg whites. Throw in vanilla and mix.

-Heat the frying pan on medium heat with enough margarine to moisten the bottom.
-Place 2-3 strips of the muffins in the mixture, flipping them around with fork to soak it up.
-Use the fork to carry the strips onto the pan. Make sure the pan is moist with margarine the whole time you are cooking your strips!
-Flip strips with flat spatula after bottom starts to bubble. Try and cook the strips on all four sides to ensure top crispiness. As each strip finishes, place them on the paper towel lined plate to absorb the extra oil.

Super Special
If you want to get fancy, throw in the handful of walnuts as the strips are finishing up. Make sure they get coated and heated in the margarine. This will bring out their natural oils and flavors, as well as make a beautiful crunchy topping for the breakfast.

When all the strips are done, transfer them to a pretty plate and garnish with walnuts, powdered sugar, and agave. Place her favorite fruit on the side and a nice tall glass of soy milk or juice.

If there are any allergies or vegan moms out there, here are some tips:
Replace the eggs with 4 Tbsp Flax-seed and 1Tbsp flour
Hold off on the powdered sugar and/or agave
Use almond milk or hemp milk

This is a delicious meal for breakfast or dessert. It’s guilt free, with sprouted English muffins, soy milk, and egg whites, so make it all the time. (I do!) It's eco-friendly because the ingredients are organic and hardly processed. You don't have to go to more than one place to get these ingredients, slave for hours over a hot stove, or buy any special doo-dad to cook this up. Think green this Mom's Day and get her something even the Earth can thank you for: a healthy meal!
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  1. Well, its about time someone honors their mothers!! LOL no seriously I really did appreciate this post. Very sweet and nostalgic,Im no vegan but I sure enjoy your pure and organic choices..!