The torrijas are one of the typical sweets of the Spanish gastronomy. Usually, they are eaten during Holy Week but, let’s be honest, they are so delicious that they make you want to eat them all year round! On this occasion, we share with you a step-by-step recipe of whole vegan torrijas, without sugar!
Whole vegan torrijas
We have called them vegan torrijas because they do not carry eggs or any food of animal origin. But, of course, everyone can eat them and, in fact, we encourage you to do so. Having no added sugar or eggs, they are a much healthier option than traditional torrijas.
These torrijas They are just as rich and soft as the originals. However, its fat content is much smaller and can be perfect, not only for people who follow the vegan diet, but for those who suffer from any food intolerance or simply want to take care of their health.
The main ingredient of this recipe is whole wheat bread, that is, made with whole wheat flour. This is a source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, in addition to providing B vitamins, minerals such as phosphorus and iron, and having a very low fat content.
The traditional milk of the cow has been replaced in the recipe by milk of almonds and sugar, for stevia. Of course, if you wish, you can avoid sweetening the torrijas (after all, the almond milk already adds sweetness) and then, bathe them with a little honey.
At the nutritional level, Almond milk provides between 25 and 50 calories per 100 grams and it is rich in monounsaturated fats (“good” fats), as well as vitamin B6 and E, among others.
How to make vegan toast
Do you dare to change the traditional torrijas for these vegans? You will not regret: They are extremely healthy and really delicious. Go ahead and prepare them and enjoy them as a family.
- 6 slices of whole grain bread
- 300 ml of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of flax seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 vanilla pod
- 1 pinch of ground turmeric (optional)
- 100 ml of water
- 100 ml orange juice
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Stevia (optional, quantity needed)
- Honey (optional)
- Cut thick slices of bread, between one and a half centimeters and two thick. Reservation.
- In a bowl, mix almond milk with cinnamon, vanilla, flax seeds and turmeric. Beat with rods to achieve a homogeneous mixture. Let stand about 10 minutes.
- Soak the slices of bread in the mixture prepared in point 2 for about 15 minutes. The bread should be well soaked but not crumbling. Turn each slice around every few minutes so that it takes liquid from both sides. If you see that the crumb begins to dissolve, remove the soaking bread.
- While the bread is soaked in the milk of almonds, cook in a small saucepan the orange juice with the juice of the half lemon, the lemon peel, the cinnamon and the vanilla. If you want to sweeten your vegan torrijas, this is the moment. Add stevia to taste or a spoonful of honey and mix.
- Cook the syrup without it boiling. The idea is only to reduce.
- Heat the pancha with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and cook the torrijas over medium heat, turning them carefully.
- Serve with a little of the syrup on top.
What do you think about this easy recipe for vegan torrijas with wholemeal bread and no sugar? They are very healthy and will please the whole family! The best? Being a recipe free of saturated fats and sugars, you can enjoy it more often than traditional ones.