During the week, breakfast is more often than not something that is quick and easy to make. Oatmeal, cereal, granola, yogurt….all things that I can eat while on the move. When it comes to weekend breakfasts, I’d rather take my time and enjoy something a bit more involved. As always, my decision to make this recipe was highly based on Dave’s stomach…he LOVES French toast, but hasn’t gotten to have it as much as he would like recently. I decided to make him an extra special treat!
The great thing about this recipe is that there are so few ingredients: bread, non-dairy milk, cinnamon, and banana. That’s it!
I found this great 12-grain bread at Whole Foods – it worked really well with the recipe! Of course, any whole wheat or vegan bread will work.
Another great thing about vegan French toast is the fact that your bread isn’t soaked in a ton of egg…instead, you are soaking it in a cinnamon/almond milk/banana mix that is super yummy and MUCH healthier!
You can barely tell the difference once it’s in the pan!
Since the banana was tough to mash up, I was worried that it wouldn’t stick to the bread, but it actually did! The toast did need a little extra time in the pan to cook all the way through, but that may have been because I soaked them really well before cooking. The sugar from the bananas gave the toast a yummy, carmelized outside after being the pan. Top with bananas and some maple syrup, and enjoy!
- 8 pieces of your favorite vegan bread
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- ½ tsp of cinnamon
- Vegan butter for the pan
- Peel and mash a banana in a long dish or bowl - I used a tupperware container. I used a potato masher to get the banana pieces as small as possible.
- Add the milk and cinnamon to the container with the banana and whisk until mixed well.
- Heat a large pan over medium-high heat, and grease with vegan butter.
- Dip each piece of bread into the banana/milk mixture, coating both sides.
- Place dipped bread into pan and cook on one side until brown. Once the first side is cooked, flip the bread and cook until brown on the second side.
- Continue with each piece of bread until you are out of banana/milk mixture - I was able to make 8 pieces, but my bread was small. If you use larger bread, you can always increase the amount of banana and milk.
- If you are like me and can only fit 2 or 3 slices of bread in your pan, you can keep the cooked pieces warm on a cookie sheet in the oven, heated to 200 degrees.
- Top French toast with sliced bananas and maple syrup, and enjoy!
How do you make your vegan French toast? Please share your ideas in the comments section below!