This is a sponsored post made possible by Schar. As always, all opinions are my own.
When you want a direct, honest answer to just about any question, ask your kids. From the time they start talking, truth seems to flow like an unbridled river from their tiny mouths. Sure, that can get embarrassing sometimes, but when they’re older, like my teenager, our children become an excellent resource for inspiration and even, on occasion, advice.
My daughter provided both – inspiration and advice – for the recipe I’m sharing here. Sometimes, as recipe developers, we tend to want to take it over-the-top, pull out all the stops and really dazzle our client or readers. But the fact is, what most of us want are reliable, easy, family-friendly recipes we can turn to time after time.
Sometimes, the need for special dietary requirements like gluten-free, dairy-free, and beyond, complicate matters.
That’s why, when considering the best recipe to share with you showcasing Schär’s new Artisan Baker 10 Grains and Seeds Bread, I listened to my teen daughter’s suggestion: Make your savory French toast, it’s the best thing ever!
But isn’t that too simple? What’s the WOW factor there?
Then I thought of my personal approach to recipes – delicious, straightforward, simple recipes anyone can make at home. And that French toast – something my mother made for me growing up – really is the perfect special breakfast or quick, hearty dinner.
Ma Petite’s comment also made me think about Schär’s “The Best Things” campaign. They understand special diets and gluten-free living. That’s why, for the past 35 years, Schär has been dedicated to providing gluten-free consumers worldwide with a variety of products. Here in the USA alone, Schär offers over 40 products, all because they want everyone to be able to enjoy the best things in life.
This recipe qualifies as one of “The Best Things” in my family for taste, as well as nutrition.
Schär calls Artisan Baker 10 Grains and Seeds Bread their “healthiest bread yet” and a look at the label reveals the reason.
Each serving is filled with whole, nourishing ingredients and a healthy dose of fiber – you’ll get 14% of your daily requirement! Fiber is something that’s easy to leave off the plate at breakfast time, so this bread makes the perfect platform for my savory French toast. The bread is also free from trans fat and cholesterol.
I’m giving bonus points for this being the perfect bread for French toast – it is hearty and holds the egg mixture well. Because it doesn’t just fall apart once soaked, you can allow it to soak long enough to absorb enough of the liquid to get the best custardy interior with a crisp exterior. I’m hungry just thinking about it!
Now, let’s put a few simple ingredients together, follow an easy technique and taste some of the best French toast you’ve ever had!
If your idea of French toast involves cinnamon, sugar, syrup or some other sweet ingredient, give this recipe a try! We never had sweet French toast growing up, and in fact, I never tried it until I was in my 30s. I wasn’t a fan. A hearty, savory breakfast is what I prefer, and this recipe, either on its own or with a side of fruit (or even bacon!) fits the bill. It’s a great way to kick off your day without loads of sugar that will zap your energy after a couple hours, too!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It’s free from gluten, dairy and nuts.
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Gluten-Free Savory Artisan French Toast
4 slices Schär Artisan Baker 10 Grains and Seeds Bread
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons dairy-free milk of choice
¼ teaspoon salt
Several grinds coarse black pepper
Coconut oil, for pan frying
Optional, sesame seeds and/or black sesame seeds
Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Place bread slices in a single layer in the egg mixture, allowing the bread to soak up some of the liquid. Flip the bread slices carefully and allow to soak a minute more.
The more the bread soaks, the more of a custard-like consistency the finished product will have inside.
Lift the bread, one slice at a time, and allow excess liquid to drip away, then place each slice in the hot skillet. If you’re adding a sprinkle of sesame seeds to your toast, now is the time.
Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until exterior is crisp and the inside is set.
Serve immediately with fresh fruit, tomato slices, a couple slices of bacon or anything else you like with breakfast.