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Chocolate Orange Cinnamon French Toast

  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 6 1x


You don’t need eggs to create this soul-satisfying breakfast! Whisk together a few ingredients, add a touch of orange and spice and you have delicious, crispy-tender French toast!


  • 46 slices thick, whole-grain bread (I leave the slices out overnight to firm up)
  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked for a few hours
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • sweetener to taste (I used a few dashes of stevia powder)
  • cacao nibs, optional
  • sliced strawberries, optional


  1. Rinse and drain the cashews, then put into a blender along with everything but the orange zest. Blend until very smooth – give it a minute or two. Pour the mixture into a deep-sided baking pan and stir in the orange zest.
  2. Don’t forget to warm some plates in a 200-degree oven. French toast loves warm plates!
  3. Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. I spritz mine very lightly with oil.
  4. Dip the slices of bread into the chocolate-cashew mixture and then carefully place in the heated pan. Brown on one side – be patient and don’t cook too quickly. Then gently flip and brown on the other side. Keep toast warm in the warm oven while you cook the remaining slices.
  5. Serve with cacao nibs, strawberries and warm maple syrup.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 127
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 0