Kinako French Toast seems to be all the hype in restaurants recently, so I decided to make it at home.
I must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be so delicious, but the flavours work perfectly together. The kinako powder makes the bread beautifully crisp on the outside, while the milk keeps it soft and pillowy on the inside.
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!
My recipe doesn’t use butter, eggs, cream or dairy milk so it’s vegan. It’s super healthy compared to regular French toast and great for dessert, breakfast, brunch or even an indulgent snack!
Kinako, which means “yellow flour” in Japanese, is roasted soybean flour, and is widely used in Japanese cuisine. 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.
It’s lovely served with maple syrup and fresh fruit – blueberries or raspberries work particularly well.
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- 2 slices white bread (gluten-free if necessary)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil/coconut oil
- Enough milk to soak the bread through - any kind of milk works
- 4 tablespoons kinako powder
- Place the milk in a bowl and dip bread in it until soaked through
- Heat oil in a frying pan and place soaked bread in it
- While the bottom side is cooking, sprinkle kinako powder on the side of bread that’s facing up
- Turn over and sprinkle powder on the other side
- Keep turning over until crispy and golden brown, sprinkling more kinako powder as you go along if necessary
- Enjoy immediately. Serve with maple syrup and fresh berries (blueberries or raspberries work particularly well)