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Posted by kevvyg on Friday, December 20, 2013
One Saturday morning, Marsha and I decided to make a breakfast of champions - French Toast, fresh-squeezed orange juice and bacon. We had our grocery list ready with bread, bacon, eggs, cinnamon, oranges, and almond milk. "Why almond milk?" I asked, and she replied, "It's what I use because I'm lactose intolerant."

Almond milk is a great milk substitute (1 cup of unsweetened almond milk contains 1 g of fiber and 30-40 calories!), with omega-3 fatty acids (important for mental health) and no lactose. Not only is it a great dairy milk alternative, but it also is helpful for those trying to reduce heart disease risks and watch their cholesterol intake.

So what is lactose intolerance? The Mayo Clinic explains lactose intolerance is due to the lack of lactase in the small intestine. This enzyme bonds to lactose molecules and breaks them down into glucose and galactose (simple sugars), to be absorbed into your bloodstream. Without lactase, foods with lactose move along unprocessed, thus leading to tummy aches and problems.

So Marsha can't enjoy pizza, quesadillas, crème brûlée or French toast, unless she puts a non-lactose spin on it. Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day, so I decided to share Marsha's favorite breakfast recipe. Bon Appétit!

French Toast (6 Pcs.)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 C. Almond Milk or 1 C. Almond Milk & 1/4 C. Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • 6 Slices of Bread
  • Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil (Anything other than butter)
Whisk the first four ingredients into a medium mixing bowl until well blended. Warm the pan to medium to low heat. Take your bread of choice and dip into the mix, until the bread is almost completely saturated with the mix.

Next, place a knife’s tip of coconut oil on the pan and let it melt, which it quickly will, and spread over the pan. Place one slice in the pan, and let it cook on each side for about a minute and a half or brown to taste. Keeping the heat low can help to avoid burning your toast and scorching the oil.

Enjoy this delicious French Toast with fruit, powdered sugar (my mom uses blueberry sauce and powdered sugar) or maple syrup.

Come back and check out how we make crème brûlée sans heavy cream!

[Editor's Note: We would have a wonderful picture of this delicious French Toast, but our author ate it all. Poor show, Ms. Power, poor show.]

Author: R. Power

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