Pain Perdu (French Breakfast ;)


  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla rice milk or coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 Tblsp ground flaxseed mixed with 1 1/2 Tblsp water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 (1-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette
  • 1/4 cup earth balance butter, divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  •  4 cups of berries of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • fresh mint (optional)


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer in a large shallow dish. Pour milk mixture over bread, and let stand until milk is absorbed (about 2 minutes).
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron skillet(cast iron is important for the crispness on the outside of the bread) over medium heat. Arrange 8 bread slices in pan; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until bread is golden brown. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 8 bread slices.
  3. While bread is cooking, combine 2 cups water, wine, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and cornstarch in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1 cup (about 5 minutes). Remove pan from heat. Add berries to pan, stirring well to coat. Serve sauce with bread slices. Sprinkle each serving with powdered sugar.

3 responses to “Pain Perdu (French Breakfast ;)

  1. Pingback: Pain Perdu – French Breakfast Indulgence! | Plant Based Diet Adventures

  2. petit4chocolatier

    A gorgeous French baguette breakfast with a twist of wine! I love all the flavorings plus blueberries and/or even raspberries.

    • I agree raspberries would be a perfect and beautiful addition! I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy French Toast nearly as much ever again after experiencing this creation! Soaking the baguette in sugar vanilla milk mix gives the baguette almost a carmelized perfect slightest crisp on the outside and a soft melt in your mouth on the inside! Topping it with the white wine sugar berry reduction….it’s sinful!
      Judy do you speak French?

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