I woke up this morning with a BIG appetite.
Just as well I prepared this huge Raw Vegan Overnight Apple Pie French Toast for myself last night, right?
I had this idea when I found a few slices of raw sprouted grain bread in the freezer and some soy milk in the fridge that needed using up.
Soooo why not combine them to make French toast?
Even better: RAW, OVERNIGHT French toast?
Like, that’s pretty awesome.
Awesome but simple.
Like, all you need to do is chuck everything in a container, then whisk together the liquid ingredients and pour that into the container.
It’s THAT simple.
Oh, except you have to wait overnight to eat it up. That’s not simple.
And another thing: you’d probably want to jazz up the appearance of it a bit – like it ain’t the prettiest thing on its own. Why not add some flowers?
Okay, so when I ate this French toast, I’m SOOOO glad nobody else was in the room.
Because they would have seen me hold my fork in position while I stretched my arm across the bench to grab the camera and take a photo of the cool shadows cast by the fork onto my plate.
Like, who does that?
Oh, and another camera-happy moment?
When I spotted an entremet IN my messy French toast. Pretty cool, huh?
Well, I think so anyway (don’t judge).
And just look at all that sweet-vanilla scented apple-pie spiced liquid oozing out of the bread like a squeezed sponge.
That’s how it felt – like squeezing a sponge. Soooo satisfying!
RAW VEGAN OVERNIGHT APPLE PIE FRENCH TOAST
- 2 slices raw sprouted grain bread
- 1/2 medium apple, sliced
- 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 2 tbsp sultanas or chopped dried figs
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp ground chia seeds
- 2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- Ground chia seeds
- Coconut yoghurt
- Apple pie spice
- Chopped walnuts
- Buckwheat groats
- Chilean guavas*
- Borage flowers
- Layer the bread, apple, walnuts, sultanas or chopped dried figs in a container or bowl.
- Whisk together almond milk, ground chia seeds, apple pie spice, vanilla extract and maple syrup until combined.
- Pour almond milk mixture into the container or bowl with your bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Top with ground chia seeds, coconut yoghurt, apple pie spice, chopped walnuts, buckwheat groats, Chilean guavas and borage flowers. Now EAT!
*Chilean guavas (also know as the NZ Cranberry), are a very sweet round red berry with a floral taste and edible flowers. For this recipe, you may substitute with any berry of your choice. See this post for more information on Chilean guavas.