Campfire Cooking: Campfire French Toast
As I was thinking about putting some of my campfire cooking recipes together in an ebook for you all, I realized that don’t have a lot of breakfast recipes. Part of this is because I normally stick to the basics for breakfast when we are out camping: tofu scramble, American fries, and plain ol’ cereal.
However, there are some days when we literally just want to laze around camp all day, and for those days a more luxurious breakfast is in order – cue the French toast!
This French toast is easy-peasy, but it seems like you slaved over the fire for hours. First, get the fire going and let it burn down a bit so the coals are very hot. Place a cast iron skillet to one side of the fire, away from any direct heat, and melt a little vegan margarine in it. Once that is melted you can add the soaked bread right away and it should crisp up nicely in less than 5 minutes on each side.
I made my French toast with a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread from our local farmer’s market, but any thick-cut bread will do. Enjoy this with a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea and sit back and relax!
- 4 Thick Slices Bread
- 1 cup Non-Dairy Milk
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp Ground Flax
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Nutmeg
- Before you leave the house, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large plastic container.
- When you get ready to make it, mix in the milk and let set for 3 minutes. Warm your cast iron skillet over the edge of the fire with some Earth Balance in it. Soak each piece of bread in the mixture until well-absorbed.
- Place each piece in the skillet and cook 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve with additional maple syrup!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I’ll be back next week!