I had some friends over recently for a pre-holiday gathering and given that some of them are lactose intolerant, I thought it would be fun to try Almond Fresh Noël Nog, a non-dairy “egg nog” that I learned about recently (check out my previous post about Almond Fresh here).
The verdict: We all enjoyed it and we were particularly impressed with how light it was in comparison to regular egg nog. My friend Lisa was particularly happy that she could have an egg nog style drink without the dairy, as she only found out that she was lactose intolerant a few months ago.
I had some Noël Nog leftover after the gathering, so I decided to make some French Toast, using a recipe from Almond Fresh. It was my first time trying out a non-dairy French Toast and I was really pleased with the results! I was able to get the same custardy, rich texture that I enjoyed when I made French Toast with regular milk.
I ended up making this on a morning when my husband wasn’t home, so I cut the recipe back to make French Toast for one (makes 2 pieces of French Toast). I’ve included measurements for one serving in brackets below.
Almond Fresh’s Noël Nog is only available for the holidays, so if you can’t find it, you could substitute Almond Fresh Vanilla and add a ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg to the recipe to get the same flavours.
Almond Fresh Noël Nog French Toast
4 eggs (for one serving, use 1 egg)
1 cup (250 mL) Almond Fresh Noël Nog (for one serving, use ¼ cup)
2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon (for one serving, use a ½ teaspoon)
8 slices bread or brioche (for one serving, use 2 slices of bread or brioche)
Slivered almonds and maple syrup
1. In a shallow dish, beat together the eggs, Almond Fresh Noël Nog and cinnamon.
2. Heat a large frying pan over low/medium heat.
3. Soak bread in the Almond Fresh Noël Nog/egg mixture, one slice at a time.
4. Lightly coat the pan with vegetable oil or butter. Cook each slice of French toast on both sides until nicely browned.
5. Serve with slivered almonds and maple syrup- enjoy!
-You could easily make this with regular egg nog if you had some leftover from your festivities
-Again, Almond Fresh Noël Nog is only available for the holidays, so if you can’t find it, you could substitute Almond Fresh Vanilla and add a ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg to the recipe to get the same flavours.
-I chose to dust my French Toast with icing sugar, instead of using the slivered almonds and maple syrup.
For more info, check out their website at http://www.almond-fresh.com/
Disclaimer: I received coupons to try Almond Fresh products in the mail. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.