disclosure: i received product and compensation from little northern bakehouse for this post. all opinions, photos, and recipe are mine.
i’ve made a decision.
2019 will be the year of self-care!
if you have read the post from last week, you know that some serious self-care is in order… stat.
i’m been momming hard for too long. admittedly letting myself slowly fall apart. leaving my nutrition, my body, and my cortisol levels swinging in the wind.
so let’s start early and begin the “eating for me” self-care during the holidays.
when little northern bakehouse asked if i wanted to partner to share with you about my “me time” and their gluten-free bread, i knew that all of the pieces had come together.
little northern bakehouse bakes certified gluten-free, non-GMO, plant-based, vegan bread loaves made with whole-food ingredients, seeds and grains. They are committed to making healthier breads that taste incredible and have that soft texture that we all hope for in our gluten-free loaves.
the most impressive thing about little northern bakehouse, that i’ve not seen before, is they are certified as glyphosate residue free and are bio-checked with third-party testing to wear that seal. well, and they have a broad range of products: from millet & chia, seeds & grains, cinnamon & raisin, sprouted honey oat, sprouted 7 grain, and hot dog & hamburger buns.
the self-care i’m embracing this christmas season is taking slow mornings, making breakfast for my family, and actually sitting down to enjoy it myself.
this vegan nog and almond french toast with candied winter fruit is just the way i’ll “eat for me” this holiday season. using almond milk “nog” and a little flaxmeal allows for a vegan french toast dredge and brings serious flavor. the almonds coating the toast packs serious crunch. and the sweet candied citrus slices are both beautiful and delicious (plus a little extra vitamin c this time of year is never a bad idea.) i used little northern bakehouse’s seeds & grains bread, but several of their breads would work like a charm.
top it all off with some edible star sprinkles, if you’re feeling extra fancy, because that’s some serious holiday self-care .
Vegan Nog and Almond French Toast with Candied Winter Fruit
For french toast:
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup almond milk egg nog
- 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
- 1 cup sliced almonds coarsely broken
- 8 slices Little Northern Bakehouse Seeds & Grains bread
For candied winter fruit:
- 1 orange rind removed and sliced
- 1 grapefruit rind removed and sliced
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
To make french toast:
- Heat coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet.
- Combine almond milk egg nog and flaxmeal on a large plate. Mix well.
- Place sliced almonds onto another plate.
- Dredge bread, one slice at a time, in egg nog mixture and then coat with almonds on both sides. Transfer coated bread to hot oil in skillet and cook 3-5 minutes on either side or until toast is golden brown.
- Transfer cooked toast to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
To make candied winter fruit:
- Preheat broiler on HIGH heat.
- Place slices of orange and grapefruit on a baking sheet. Sprinkle tops of slices liberally and evenly with turbinado sugar.
- Broil slices on top rack for 6-8 minutes or until sugar begins to caramelize on fruit slices.
- Place fruit on top of french toast to serve. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.