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Cinnamon Zest French Toast

A perfect breakfast treat for a relaxed weekend at home with the family.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
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  • 1 cup Homemade Nut Milk or store-bought plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp date paste or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 5 to 6 bread slices, whole wheat


  1. In a bowl, whisk nut milk and ground chia seeds. Let mixture set for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat griddle on medium heat.
  3. Add date paste or maple syrup, orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl and whisk.
  4. Coat both sides of a piece of bread in mixture and place on griddle. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until each side browned and cooked inside.
  5. Serve with syrup or a tablespoon of Cashew Cream sprinkled with orange zest and cinnamon.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.