Recipes French Toast with Chocolate Almond Butter Created by Heidi Kristoffer, on behalf of the Almond Board of California Difficulty Medium Ingredients Chocolate Almond Butter 6 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (vegan, if preferred) 4 tablespoons almond butter ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract French Toast 1 banana ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk 2 tablespoons ground flax seed 1 tablespoon maple syrup ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 slices bread 1 tablespoon margarine (vegan, if preferred) Chopped almonds, optional Fresh fruit, optional Preparation Chocolate Almond Butter Fill bottom of double boiler* halfway with water and bring to simmer. Place top of double boiler over bottom. Add chocolate chips, almond butter, almond milk and vanilla extract and stir together until melted. (* If you don’t have a double boiler, make your own by placing a stainless-steel bowl on top of a pot of boiling water so that the bowl rests in the water but doesn’t touch the bottom of the pot) Let mixture cool, then place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. French Toast Place banana, almond milk, flax seed, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a shallow plate and set aside. In a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet, melt margarine over medium heat, rotating skillet so bottom is lightly coated. Dip bread in banana and almond milk mixture for 1 minute, flip, and soak another minute. Add soaked bread slices to skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. To serve, place two slices of French Toast on each plate and top with a dollop of chilled chocolate almond butter and if desired, chopped almonds and fruit. Nutritional Info Per Serving NAME AMOUNT Calories 690 Total Fat 37m Saturated Fat 9g Total Carbohydrate 71g Dietary Fiber 11g Total Sugars 24g Protein 24g Sodium 430mg Calcium 371mg Magnesium 141mg Vitamin E 10mg Did you know? In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good.