2tablespoonsunsalted dairy free margarinesuch as smart balance
Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan and add 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring and crushing strawberries against the sides of the saucepan while cooking. Allow to simmer until thickened to your liking, around 15 minutes.
While sauce is cooking, whisk together the eggs, milk, and extract in a large baking dish.
Dip each piece of bread fully in the egg mixture, and then press both sides into the chopped walnuts, pressing to coat as much as possible.
Set aside until ready to make your french toast.
When ready to begin, heat a griddle over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon margarine.
Add four slices of bread to the griddle and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Flip to cook the other side until browned.
Transfer to a plate and cook the remaining 4 slices.