Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)

Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)

This Kinako French Toast is soft and pillowy on the inside, crispy on the inside and has a lovely nutty kinako flavour.

Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)

I must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be so delicious, but the flavours work perfectly together. The kinako powder really adds to this recipe by making the bread extra crispy on the outside, whilst adding a lovely nutty sweetness.

You can use any kind of oil to fry the bread – I think coconut oil works particularly well here as it adds a lovely rich taste and makes the French Toast really crispy! 

This recipe is pretty healthy compared to normal French toast and is great for dessert, breakfast, brunch or even an indulgent snack!

Kinako, which means “yellow flour” in Japanese, is roasted soybean flour. It’s a really healthy topping and flavouring ingredient as it’s full of protein and Vitamin B. You can buy kinako powder in Asian supermarkets.

This Kinako French Toast is lovely served with maple syrup and fresh fruit – blueberries or raspberries work particularly well.

You could also serve it for dessert with a scoop of Matcha Ice Cream

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Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)
Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This Kinako French Toast is soft and pillowy on the inside, crispy on the inside and has a lovely nutty kinako flavour.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings: 1
Calories: 477 kcal
  • 2 slices white bread (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Any kind of milk (enough to soak the bread)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or sub vegetable oil)
  • 4 tablespoons kinako powder
To serve:
  • Maple syrup, to taste
  • Fresh berries: blueberries of raspberries
  1. Place the bread in a bowl and pour over milk until bread is soaked through 

  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and place soaked bread in it
  3. While the bottom side of the bread is cooking, sprinkle kinako powder on the upwards-facing side of bread and fry for a few minutes

  4. Turn over the bread and sprinkle the rest of the kinako powder on the other side and fry for another few minutes

  5. Turn over the bread a couple more times, until crispy and golden brown - should take around 5 minutes. Sprinkle more kinako powder as you go along if necessary

  6. Serve with maple syrup and fresh berries (blueberries or raspberries work particularly well)

  7. Best enjoyed immediately

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