Recipe

CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST ROLL-UPS & WHIPPED STRAWBERRY MILK RECIPE

May 11, 2020

This classic cinnamon French toast rolls-ups & whipped strawberry milk recipe is easy to make, and includes the perfect ingredients to complete a sweet, nutritious, and delicious breakfast.

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INGREDIENTS 

FOR FRENCH TOAST: 

  • 2 eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices soft sandwich bread, crusts cut off
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1 cup of chopped fillings, such as: bananas, blueberries, etc. Maple syrup and icing sugar to top

FOR WHIPPED STRAWBERRY MILK:

  • 6 strawberries, cut very small
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, very cold
  • 2 cups 2% milk

FRENCH TOAST TOOLS:

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Rolling pin (or cylindrical glass)
  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Pan

STRAWBERRY MILK TOOLS:

  • Cutting board 
  • Knife 
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mason jar with lid
  • Cup
  • Straw (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Beat eggs, almond milk, white sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Using a rolling pin, gently roll sandwich bread to flatten it.
  • Choose about 1 tbsp of the filling of your choice and place it in a line along the width of the bread.
  • Tightly roll the bread, starting at the filling, until the bread is snug around the filling and has formed a cylinder. Using one finger, lightly paint the edges with the egg mix, and press to seal.
  • Repeat this process with all bread.
  • Dip the rolled bread into the egg mixture, turning to coat evenly.
  • Using a non-stick fry pan over medium heat, melt half the butter, and add half the rolls. Cook them about 1 minute each side. Remove from the pan, and add the second tbsp of butter and six rolls.
  • Top with syrup and icing sugar.

Q&A WITH ALEXANDRA LAI 

Alexandra Lai is the Kitchen Coordinator at The District Kitchen.

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF MILK FOR THE WHIPPED STRAWBERRY MILK? 

AL: Yes, you can use whatever milk is your favourite!

CAN I USE COCONUT MILK?

AL: You can use coconut milk. I will say, for shaking, it will be a lot more difficult to achieve that whipped consistency with anything other than heavy whipping cream.

CAN I USE A MIXER? 

AL: Yes, you can use a mixer, immersion blender, or anything like that; tools will definitely make the whole process easier and faster.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE FRENCH TOAST VEGAN? 

AL: To replace the eggs, you can use 1 tbsp of crushed chia seeds, or 1/2 cup silken tofu, blended well. I also recommend using a pinch of nutritional yeast to really give it the eggy flavour. Try that out and let me know how it turns out!

WHAT CAN I USE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CINNAMON? 

AL: If you are not a big fan of cinnamon, you can use another spice. I would recommend nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice blend – anything like that.