1 tbsp chia seeds, powdered in a food processor or spice grinder (can use 2 tbsp of flaxmeal instead)
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
½ cup walnuts, crushed to a fairly fine consistency. Some bigger pieces are okay.
Oil spray to coat the pan
Make the eggless wash by whisking together in a shallow dish the nondairy milk, powdered chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and flour.
Spread some peanut butter on one side of each slice. Then arrange the sliced strawberries and bananas on the buttered side. Place the second side, buttered side down, on top and press down firmly.
Dredge the stuffed toast in the eggless wash, coating the top and bottom sides thoroughly. Then dredge it in the powdered walnuts.
Heat a cast-iron or nonstick griddle or skillet and spray with oil. Place the French Toast on the griddle and toast each side until it's golden-brown. This should take 3-4 minutes per side on medium heat.
Serve hot. The stuffed French Toast is great by itself but it's extra-special with a drizzle of maple syrup.
The toast is quite filling-- one half makes a hearty serving. Nutrition info is for half of each stuffed French toast.
Calories: 283 Fat: 16.1 g Sugar: 8.8 g Fiber: 6.4 g Protein: 8.8 g
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at http://holycowvegan.net/2014/01/stuffed-french-toast.html