This Pandan French Toast is an Asian spin on a breakfast classic. A pandan-infused custard coats the slices of bread before it's pan-fried.
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As you may already know, I try my best to avoid artificial colours or flavours in the foods I eat and make.
You can read my trials and tribulations of making my All-Natural Steamed Custard Buns, or Truly Pink Beet Pancakes.
When I discovered Suncore Foods sold all-natural and organic supercolor powders, I was definitely intrigued! After all, I've stocked my own pantry with butterfly pea flower, beet powder, and activated charcoal, besides matcha to give my baked goods some natural colours.
I'm so incredibly excited and happy to partner with the team at Suncore to create some colourful, vibrant recipes that are free from those nasty chemicals in artificial colouring.
In fact, all of their Supercolor Powders are based on one ingredient, and that's the plant itself.
It's freeze-dried, and pulverized into a powder. Amazing, right?
They've even got all of the colours of the rainbow, ranging from Red Beet, to Yellow Golden Berry, Emerald Pandan Leaf, to Aqua Blue Spirulina.
Not only that, they also carry other superfoods such as goji berries, hemp seeds, quinoa flakes, and coconut chips.
Where to find pandan
Pandan is one of my favourite flavours -- I grew up eating pandan flavoured baked goods from my Mom, more so than vanilla, so naturally, I love pandan, especially in these waffles or pandan syrup!
Finding pandan leaf can be quite difficult. You can get it frozen in an Asian supermarket.
Pandan flavour is either gleaned from pandan extract (which I try to use minimally as it contains artificial colour), or a combination of both extract and frozen pandan leaf.
Enter Suncore Foods' Emerald Pandan Supercolor powder. What a game changer! It's made with 100% freeze-dried pandan leaf.
Not only do you get its vibrant colour, but you also get it's full flavour as well! At first glance, you would think it's matcha, but getting a whiff, you'll recognize that vanilla-y scent of pandan.
Ingredients you'll need
This Pandan French Toast recipe is simple to make.
It's aromatic, delicious, and lightly sweet.
You'll need these ingredients:
- thick slices of bread
- whole milk
- pandan powder
How to make it
First, make the pandan custard by whisking together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and pandan powder in a bowl.
Dip the bread into the egg mixture.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add a bit of butter.
Add the egg-coated bread into the frying pan and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Enjoy while warm.
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All-Natural Pandan French Toast
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- 4 slices thick-cut bread day old is best
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ C whole milk or non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Suncore Emerald Pandan Leaf Supercolor Powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a medium bowl, lightly whisk together egg, and milk. Add in sugar, vanilla extract and pandan powder. Whisk until everything is combined.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and repeat with both sides. Press firmly on the bread to ensure it soaks up the mixture.
- Heat a frying pan over low heat. Lightly grease with butter.
- Place the coated bread into the frying pan and cook over low heat for 4-5 minutes. Cover with a lid. Remove the lid and flip the bread. Cover and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat with the remaining bread.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
Pandan French toast sound very fragrant and look beautiful! Like it!