Cashew Crusted Dairy-Free French Toast


This recipe for dairy-free cashew French toast is a “main course” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Denise Viola. For dredging the bread, she uses Cashew Milk Beverage from So Delicious.

Dairy-Free Cashew French Toast Recipe with a delicious nutty crust!

So Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeDenise says, “You’ll always want to start your day with this delicious breakfast dish from now on!”

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Cashew French Toast

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, and vegetarian. Make it gluten-free by using your favorite gluten-free bread for the Italian bread. It is easily soy-free, as long as you choose a soy-free margarine for making the buttercream.

Cashew Crusted Dairy-Free French Toast
Serves: 4 servings
  1. First slice Italian Bread into 4 thick slices and place on a plate.
  2. Then grab a mixing boil, pour So Delicious Cashew Milk, Egg Substitute, Vanilla Extract and Cinnamon into bowl.
  3. Whisk ingredients thoroughly into a mixture.
  4. Proceed by dipping 1 slice of bread into the mixture into bread evenly absorbs french toast mixture.
  5. Then grab a small bowl and pour 1-1/2 cups of cashews into the bowl.
  6. Start to crush cashews into smaller pieces, not into dust though.
  7. Next, spray a skillet pan with non-stick fat-free cooking spray and place the slice of bread dipped in the mixed french toast mixture onto the skillet.
  8. Grab the bowl with crushed cashews, and sprinkle onto crushed cashews.
  9. Let the first slice of french toast cook on skillet for a minute and a half (Medium heat), flip gently being careful to keep the cashews on the french toast for about a minute or until lightly brown.
  10. Then remove french toast slice with spatula and place on serving platter.
  11. Repeat steps 3-9 for the next 3 slices, and place each slice on top of one another like a tower
  12. Pour Dairy-Free Organic Maple Syrup on top of tower of french toast
  13. Pour ½ a cup of whole cashews around the tower of french toast
  14. Decorate top slice of French Toast that tops the french toast tower with your designed message.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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