Our transition to REID and working to lower glutamate didn’t mean that we had to remove all “fun foods.” We just learned how to make them healthier and consume them in moderation. This French Toast recipe has become a weekend treat in our home, especially for our little guy. Keep in mind, there are several ways in which you can adapt this recipe to fit your family’s needs best, but the most important thing is to keep ingredients clean. Under tidbits below, you will find clean recipes and products for your bread, milk, and spice options. Many of the milk brands listed below also have different plant-based options that you can find in stores.
1/2 c. Clean Plant-based Milk
2 tsp. Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
6-9 slices Clean Bread (number of slices will depend on the size of bread)
1-2 tsp Ghee, Coconut or Avocado Oil
In a wide shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg (during the fall, we sub the spices for Spicely Pumpkin Pie Spice). Add a skillet to the stovetop with a dash of oil/fat of choice and bring it to a medium/low heat. While the pan is warming, soak 1- 2 slices of bread (depending on your bowl) in egg/milk mixture, flipping halfway to absorb the liquid fully. Carefully add the soaked bread to greased skillet, slightly browning on each side. Remove from heat and serve.
There is some flexibility to this dish based on the bread and milk used. Some of our favorite bread options: Legit Bread, Cashew Bread, Base Culture Store Bought Bread. Some of our favorite milk options are Homemade Cashew Milk, Malk, Three Trees, Native Forest, and Elmhurst. For this dish to be low-glutamate, clean bread and milk products must be used.