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Banana French Toast

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French toast, a classic breakfast or brunch food. But we know it's great any time of day. I love French toast and this does not disappoint. Did you know, according to wikipedia, the earliest reference of French toast dates back to the 4th or 5th century and mentions soaking in milk, no eggs were used. As creative creatures we are, we have adopted different variations...like this Banana French Toast. I find it to be flavorful with great texture bite after bite. It uses healthy ingredients like banana, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Egg free, dairy free...nothing but goodness here!

When making my French toast, I love picking up a loaf of bread that I can slice into whatever thickness I want. I like my slices on the thicker side, leaving a soft pillowy center. I happen to use a sourdough here which gave my French toast an extra tang that I really enjoyed. This would also be great with French bread, whole grain artisan bread, cinnamon swirl bread or any of the usual breads you typically use to make French toast.

Banana French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • dash of nutmeg, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • coconut oil, for greasing
  • French or sourdough loaf cut into any size you like, or use any bread you like (6 slices)
  • pure maple syrup for serving

Preparation

  1. In flat bottom, shallow medium size bowl mash the banana until creamy and fairly smooth. Add the milk, cinnamon, vanilla and optional nutmeg, mix well.
  2.  Heat your skillet or griddle on medium heat. While griddle is heating prepare your bread and gather your serving plates.
  3.  Using about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, grease the griddle/skillet (do this each time you make add a new batch). Dip bread into wet mixture and flip to coat the other side. Place slices on griddle/skillet and cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden on both sides. Serve with pure maple syrup. Serves three.

 

AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Julie West loves sharing the wonderful world of vegan foods and healthful eating and living. She began a vegan lifestyle in the early part of 2011 and hasn't looked back. Since then Julie has become passionate about creating healthy vegan dishes, some 100% raw, and sharing her lifestyle. Her blog, The Simple Veganista, is about all the simple beautiful plant foods there are to eat and the different ways to put them together that taste great. Eating vegan is not about restrictions, it's about creating new habits, healthy habits that encompass the world around us making it a better place for all.


 

 

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25 comments on “Banana French Toast”

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shayna
4 Months Ago

This is so freaking good!!!! I ended up toasting it in the toaster oven. Dang. This recipe is such a keeper.


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Hayley Restivo
15 Feb 2018

Oohh, that's a great idea! So glad you enjoyed it! If you got any pictures of it, make sure to tag us on instagram :D

Meosha
5 Months Ago

My Banana French Toast tastes great, but looks awful! It\'s mushy and kinda charred. Any tips on how to keep the bread from falling apart on the first flip in the pan? No golden brown crust over here...just char :/


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Melissa Green
6 Months Ago

Jeannette Green


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Margaret Hawk
6 Months Ago

Any batter type recipe that uses eggs can easily have eggs omitted 2 ways. 1. For each egg in the recipe substitute 1 tablespoon of any type of legume flour (chickpea, lentil, etc.) or 2. 1 teaspoon cultured vegan milk or silky tofu for each egg used. I find that option one is least detectable by my family. However, 2 also works and pleasantly changes the flavor, slightly.


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Justin Jagler
6 Months Ago

Hannah Williams


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Roxane Marek
6 Months Ago

I dip thick slices of bread in a batter of flour and water and fry in corn oil. Top with margarine and syrup or strawberries and non dairy whipped cream. Delicious


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Jenifer Williams
6 Months Ago

Non-dairy milk + flax meal egg. No banana required.


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Hayden Pipkin
6 Months Ago

Michelle Childers Pipkin


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Grace Carr
6 Months Ago

Madi Jones omg


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Madi Jones
04 Dec 2017

😋😋

Rosine Caplot
6 Months Ago

Und das! :) Néli Busch


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Néli Busch
03 Dec 2017

ist aber nicht lowfat und roh.... ich versuche, nicht zu viel solche sachen zu machen, ist zwar sicher fein, aber süss und fettig.



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