Today I wanted to share with you a recipe that sounds a little weird, but it’s actually been a big hit with the group of people who were doing my candida cleanse program a few weeks ago. They loved it!
But you don’t have to be on the candida diet to appreciate this tasty dish – it’s delightful all the time.
It’s called eggplant french ‘toast’. And believe it or not, it actually tastes a lot like real french toast, so if you are missing your bread, give this recipe a shot!
Eggplant French Toast
• 1 small eggplant
• 2 eggs
• Lots of cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
• Dash of vanilla
• 2-5 drops of stevia or xylitol to taste (or honey or any other natural sweetener if you aren’t on the candida cleanse)
• Coconut oil
• Optional: desiccated coconut
Cut the top and bottom stem off the eggplant and then cut it in half length-wise. With each half, cut long, thin strips of eggplant. Make them thin so that the eggplant will cook quickly when you fry it.
In a pie plate or some other large, flat surfaced bowl, mix eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and your natural sweetener. Dip eggplant slices in and let them soak for a couple of minutes while the frying pan heats up. Afterwards, coat them in the optional desiccated coconut for extra deliciousness.
Cook the eggplant 2-3 minutes in coconut oil on each side until golden brown and eggplant is not so stiff. Serve on its own, with some butter, a bit more natural sweetener, a dollop of berries, or one of the candida safe syrups below.
Alternatively to doing the full flat slices of eggplant for this recipe, you could also cut up the eggplant into cubes. I believe it might be easier to fit it all in your frying pan and also cut down on cooking time.
Candida safe syrup recipes:
• 4 cups water
• 4 inch piece of fresh ginger root
• 1/2 teaspoon white stevia powder, or 3-5 drops of liquid stevia
• 2 tablespoons vanilla
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Peel and finely chop the ginger, while you bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the ginger and stevia, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in vanilla and lemon. Use right away or keep it in a covered container in the fridge – it will keep for several days.
• 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 3 or 4 drops liquid stevia or xylitol to taste
• Pinch ground cinnamon
• Pinch sea salt
Heat butter or ghee till melted in a sauce pan. Turn off heat and add the rest of the ingredients and use immediately on french toast or something else.
And there you go! Try out this yummy treat and leave your reviews down below!