Inspired by The Breakfast Club (the restaurant chain, not the film), this is probably better served for a lazy Sunday brunch. But as I don’t have a day dedicated to brunches, I thought I’d include it here. It’s too good not to share.
Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples [Vegan]
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2/3 cup soy/almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 2 apples, sliced
- 2 tbsp muscovado sugar
- A few tbsps of water
- 3 tbsp cinnamon
- coconut oil for greasing
- 3-4 slices of bread
- Put the sliced apples, sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes, making sure the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the cinnamon, cover, and set aside.
- Combine the mashed banana, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Heat the coconut oil in a griddle/frying pan. Dip the bread into the mixture (don’t let it soak in there for too long or it will be soggy) and place in the pan. Cook each side for about 2-3 mins, or until golden brown. Serve with the cinnamon apples and eat immediately.
- If you find the banana & apple combination to be a bit overwhelming, a great alternative is to slice a banana and serve with some maple or agave syrup. You could even – only if you were really hungry – try both.