Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast
During my years in Hong Kong, breakfast was seldom sweet. Usually, we eat a traditional Chinese breakfast or a westernized breakfast of eggs and sausages. On rare occasions, my dad would make us French toast. I would obliterate my French toast with maple syrup. I am so addicted to that stuff. You understand, right? In Hong Kong, French toast is not considered a breakfast item.
It’s served throughout the day in cafes and sold by many street vendors. My favorite is from the street vendors. I can never say no to street foods. These babies are stuffed with crunchy peanut butter, sprinkled with coarse sugar with a drizzle of either honey or syrup. This week, in order to relive some childhood memories, I’m making a Paleo Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast.
Yes, you heard me correctly. We are making a Paleo Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast. Since my son has severe peanut and cashew allergies, we will use a delicious pecan butter from Purely Pecans. My paleo French toast is stuffed with pecan butter and a thin layer of orange marmalade. Just like a PB&J. The orange marmalade adds a delicious citrus note and makes the pecan butter go down smoother. Without further delay, let’s make these puppies!
Paleo Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast
Improved Sandwich Bread:
- 1 Cup – Organic Gemini Tiger Nut Flour
- 1 Cup – Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour
- ¼ Cup – Sunflower Seeds¹
- ¼ Cup – Pepita Seeds¹
- 1 Cup – Organic Gemini Tiger Nut Horchata Unsweetened²
- ¼ Cup + 1 Tbsp – Gold Nugget Ghee
- 1 Tbsp – Honey
- 2 Tsp – Red Star Yeast
- 5 – Large Pasture Raised Eggs
Vanilla Bourbon French Toast:
- 3 – Large Pasture Raised Eggs
- ¼ Cup – Organic Gemini Tiger Nut Horchata Original²
- 3 Tbsp – Aged Bourbon
- 1½ Tsp – Pure Vanilla Extract/Fresh Scraped Vanilla Bean
- ½ Tsp – Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Jar – Purely Pecans Pecan Butter
- 2-3 Tbsp – All Natural Bitter-Orange Marmalade
- Maple Syrup
- Paleo Powdered Sugar
Note¹: Feel free to use other nut flour, we use seeds due to allergy reasons. Note²: If you allow dairy, substitute with your choice of milk. Camel Milk from Desert Farms is my favorite.
All right, I’m going to be completely honest here. Most of the ingredients are fairly important. To make our Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast, you will need good vanilla, bourbon, pecan butter, marmalade, and maple syrup. I used pure vanilla extract but if you want to go the fancy route, scrape fresh vanilla beans in it.
I use Purely Pecan because it is delicious and allergen safe for my son. Marmalade wise, I like a bitter orange marmalade. If you like a bit more tang, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. OK, enough about ingredients, let’s get started!
Sandwich Bread Instructions:
You have to try this new sandwich bread I created. It is so light and fluffy! You can’t have Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast without bread. First, heat your Horchata/camel milk and melt your ghee into it. If it is above 110ºF, wait for it to cool down and vice versa, ideally between 109 to 115°F. Add honey and yeast to the milk mixture. Allow the yeast to feed for 15 minutes.
While the yeast is activating, mix the rest of your ingredients in a bowl. Once the yeast has risen, mix the milk mixture with the rest of your bread ingredients. Pour it into a parchment lined loaf pan and set it in a warm dark place (inside microwave) to rise for an hour. After an hour, the batter should’ve nearly doubled in size. Gently transfer it into a preheated (375°F) oven. Let the bread bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
French Toast Instructions:
Assembling these delicious Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast is very easy. First, preheat a skillet at medium to medium-high heat. I whipped together the Horchata, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon in a shallow bowl. Dip the bread into the egg mixture. Do not soak it. Dip it, coat it, flip it and in the pan, it goes. Cook each side for 1.5 to 2 minutes.
Once they are cooked, spread a thin layer of marmalade and pecan butter and stack those babies together. Give them a light dusting of powdered sugar, a healthy drizzle of maple syrup and they are ready to be devoured. There you have it, my Paleo Stuffed Vanilla Bourbon French Toast and until next time, eat up my friends!