Call me a ‘French Toast Virgin’ but I’ve never had the stuff, not even in my carnivore days (I’ll explain that one to you some day).
So why now?
As per usual we’d had a stack load of banana’s from our latest, Real Junk Food Portsmouth collection/interception at The Fruit Basket in Stubbington (a little village not far from me). Most week’s we get shed loads, and Banana Bread (albeit scrummy) does get a bit boring after the third slice or two…..
So, in my limited capacity as a new vegan; I wanted to use up the banana’s in my breakfast rather than in ‘just another cake’. So I Googled it, saw a few idea’s and rather than copy completely I took a snippets of ideas from a great blog by the name of Fettle Vegan – just on this very theme!
So here it is – looks good right?
If so check the recipe below – and let me know what you think – or if you’ve made any additions or changes!
French Toast with a Banana & Cinnamon Twist!
Ingredients (you’ll deffo need)
3 ripe banana’s (very ripe in my case – they taste better that way)
177 ml of soya milk (or any vegan milk – I reckon almond would be even better!)
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
4-6 slices of vegan bread
A squeeze of lemon juice
A sprinkle of chopped almonds (flakes I used)
A drizzle of maple syrup (yep used that again!)
What you’ll need to do:
Mash the banana’s (peeling them first of course!), pour in the soya milk and the vanilla essence and mix all together. Then dip and cover both sides of the bread, whilst you grease up a non-stick pan or griddle heating it gently. Once dipped and fully covered place on the pan and let it cook each side for about 5 minutes, until the edges stop bubbling and both sides are golden brown. It’s up to you how much you cook, I left mine a little bit soggy (truth be told) as I quite like the bread and butter feel to the dish – but if you like it crispy then go for it!
Once done on both sides, drizzle with the flaked almond and the maple syrup!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did – I’m off to make a little batch now – it’s 8.30pm and I’m feeling it again after writing this!