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Oat milk and apple-squash butter French toast

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking time
    20 minutes
  • 4


Slow cooker apple-squash butter
  • 1.75 litres (7 cups) apples, peeled and diced
  • 1.25 litres (5 cups) butternut or acorn squashed, diced
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) water
  • 45 ml (3 TBSP) honey or maple syrup
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) multigrain flakes (oat, barley, wheat, rye, khorosan, etc.)
  • 30 ml (2 TBSP) flax seeds
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) pumpkin seeds
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) dried cranberries
  • 15 ml (1 TBSP) sunflower, sesame, or canola oil
  • 45 ml (3 TBSP) honey or maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
Homemade oat milk
  • 250 ml (1 cup) oat flakes
  • 1 litre (4 cups) filtered cold water
  • 5 ml (1 TSP) honey
  • pinch of sea salt
French toast
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 ml (1 cup) oat milk
  • 15 ml (1 TBSP) raw sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 2 to 5 ml (1/2 to 1 TSP) clover extract
  • 8 slices of St-Méthode 9-grain bread
  • Oil or butter for cooking


Apple-squash butter

  • Place diced apple and squash into a slow cooker.
  • Add water and cook at low temperature for 12 to 16 hours, or until tender.
  • Use an electric mixer to blend until smooth.
  • Add honey, then cook another 2 to 3 hours until mixture is thick and caramelized.


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Spread on a tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone sheet.
  • Cook in oven at 160°C (325°F) for 25 minutes or until mixture is golden and crunchy.
Homemade oat milk
  • In a mixer, blend together oat flakes, water, honey, and salt for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Filter using a nut milk bag, fine sieve, or cheesecloth.
  • Pour into a jar or bottle and refrigerate.
French toast
  • In a bowl, beat eggs with oat milk, sugar, and clover extract.
  • Heat 2 pans over medium heat, then add oil or butter.
  • Dip bread slices into mixture a few seconds per side, then add one to each pan.
  • Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Repeat with remaining slices.
  • Place a French toast slice on each plate. Garnish with at least 80 ml (1/3 cup) of apple-squash butter, top with another French toast slice, more apple-squash butter, about 60 ml (1/4 cup) or granola, diced apple, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
  • Top with slices of old cheddar for a gourmet experience.

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