Almond French Toast Hearts

Have an awesome Valentine's day with these quintessential Almond French Toast Hearts! By creating these toasts you are going to start your day with so much fun.  These eggless and adorable heart-shape french toasts have rich almond, vanilla and cinnamon flavours.  A perfect way to say ' I love you' to your loved ones!

Have an awesome Valentine's day with this quintessential Almond French Toast Hearts! By creating these toasts you are going to start your day with so much fun.  These eggless and adorable heart shape french toasts have rich almond, vanilla and cinnamon flavours.

The Valentine's day is looming on us and I bet you are looking for Valentine theme recipes? That's brilliant because I have created this wonderful recipe that is not only you'd want to have it on this special day, but you'll have cravings for it every day!  But I think a special treat like this almond french toast hearts which are fluffy and tender inside and golden crisp on the outside and that too loaded with crème fraiche plus refreshing mixed berry compote and honey should be kept for special days like Vday, Mother's day and Father's day to enjoy with pleasure - creating recipes like this for a special day we all cherish those special memories with loved ones. Are you with me on this thought?

More Valentine's Day recipes:- Pistachio Shortbread | Bombay Ice and Golden Halwa | Chocolate and Salted Peanut Shortbread | Non-alcoholic Green Apple Martini


Classic french toast recipe is a hugely popular, easy and delicious breakfast or brunch dish. The classic french toast is prepared with stale white bread slice, dipped or soaked in the mixture of eggs and milk or cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Then soaked bread is fried in butter or olive oil until golden brown and cooked through. Then the cooked french toast is served with fresh or stewed fruit, sugar or honey and crème fraiche.


There is no such classic almond french toast recipe out there, but I just experimented a recipe when I had leftover white bread and a half tin of custard. We all wanted to indulge in french toast, being a Lacto vegetarian myself  I wanted an egg-free french toast with a bit of protein punch, thus here we have OH-SO-DELICIOUS almond french toast.

In this recipe instead of egg custard, we have a custard prepared with readymade egg-free custard, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and almond flour. Then fried on a pan with butter and served with mixed berry compote (I had plenty frozen mixed berries laying around in the freezer) crème fraiche and honey with generously sprinkled icing sugar. 


Good news for vegans, this recipe can be adapted for vegans by switching over with some ingredients. To make a vegan custard, replace readymade custard with vegan custard or make vegan custard at home. Mix custard (most of the brands are egg and dairy free) powder in dairy-free milk, add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and almond flour. Fry the toasts in flavourless oil and serve with fruit, vegan cream and maple syrup or agave syrup. 


Readymade eggfree Custard
Bread - A thick sliced white loaf, a day old bread is even better for this recipe as stale bread holds together better for the custard soak.
Milk or Cream - Choose either or both.
Almond flour
Cinnamon  powder
Vanilla extract
Mixed berries (Blueberry, Strawberry and Raspberry)
Icing sugar or Powdered sugar


First place mixed berries in a saucepan with little water and let it cook for 8-10 minutes.
In a shallow dish or bowl combine custard, cream, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and almond flour.
With the heart cookie cutter cut the bread slices or include your little ones to create freestyle heart cutouts that can be even more whimsical and interesting.
Heat butter or oil in a frying pan, dip the cutout bread slices in the custard mixture less than 30 seconds each side.
Fry the toast in heated butter until golden brown both side. It will take 4-5 minutes.
Serve HOT.


Once these are prepared with so much care now serve with lots of love, also I bet you won't be able to decide that you should serve as a Valentine breakfast or dessert...whenever you serve but I am sure this will be your favourite, creamiest and delicious french toast ever.

Have fun in serving this, pile the hearts around the plate or stack them high. Place the hearts, berry compote and creme fraiche wherever they look right to you. Let your imagination run away, then let it snow with a sifting of icing sugar.

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Breakfast, Brunch, Valentin's day breakfast
Yield: 2 servings

Almond French Toast Hearts

This eggfree almond french toast hearts is the perfect recipe for Valentine's day! Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy inside.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 25 mins


Eggfree Custard
  • 1/4 cup readymade custard*
  • 4 TBSP. single cream
  • 4-5 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 TSP. cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 TSP. vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP. almond flour/meal
French toast hearts
  • 8 thick bread slices
  • 2-3 TBSP. butter or flavourless oil
Berry compote
  • 1 cup mixed berries- fresh or frozen
  • Creme fraiche 
  • Icing sugar
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Shallow Dish
  • Balloon whisk or spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Heart shape cookie cutter
  • Non-stick  frying pan
  • Spatula 


Eggfree custard
  1. Combine everything with the whisk in a shallow dish and leave it aside. 
Berry Compote
  1. Place the berries in a pan add just a couple of tablespoons of water and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes. 
  2. Leave it aside for later use.
French toast hearts
  1. Cut out 8 large and 8 small hearts from 8 slices of bread white bread. 
  2. Heat some oil or butter in a frying pan, keep heat low to medium at this stage.
  3. Dip the bread in the custard mix not more than 30 seconds both sides.
  4. Then fry for 1 minute each side until lightly golden.
  5. Serve hot with creme fraiche, icing sugar, berry compote and honey or maple syrup.


Don't have readymade custard? No worries, just mix custard powder in milk and cream.
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