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When I opened up my Farmbox delivery and saw that loaf of local whole wheat bread and fair-trade bananas, French toast was the first thing that popped into my head. I’d grown up eating French toast topped with bananas, berries, and other fresh fruit, but how incredible would it be to make a rich banana batter? I tried it, and it’s a game changer. I’ll never use flax seed to replace eggs in French toast again. The banana batter crisps up around the edges of the toast, and locks in the moisture and richness of the soaked bread. Top this vegan Banana French toast with maple syrup, sliced banana, and berries (from your Farmbox delivery), and you’ve got breakfast fit for a Queen! Oh, and did I mention it’s healthy too?
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Vegan Banana French Toast
I prefer to use a sourdough bread for French toast because it gives it a nice tang. Whole wheat bread is also delicious. Really, feel free to use whatever kind of bread you have available 🙂
- 6 slices of stale or stale-ish sourdough or whole wheat bread
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- ½ cup soy milk or other non-dairy milk
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup spelt flour or all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon + more for sprinkling
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- coconut oil for frying
- bananas, strawberries, oranges, and other fruit for serving
- maple syrup for serving
- Preheat oven to 200°.
- In a mixing bowl mash the banana.
- Add the soy milk, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the flour, arrowroot powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Once warm, pour a thin layer of coconut oil (about 2-3 tbsp) into the pan to coat the entire bottom.
- Dip each side of the bread in the batter mixture, and allow excess batter to drip off.
- Cook each side of the bread until golden brown, about 3 minutes each side.
- Repeat with the remaining slices. Oil the pan before each new slice.
- Keep toast warm in the oven while you finish cooking the other slices.
- Serve with sliced fruit and maple syrup.
Simple Green Juice
- 1 large cucumber (peeled if it isn’t organic)
- 1 medium celery stalk
- ½ head romaine lettuce
- 1 cup cilantro or parsley
- large piece of ginger (about 2-inches long 1-inch thick)
- ½ green apple
- 1 kiwi
- 1 lime or lemon, peeled
- Put all of the ingredients through your juicer. Enjoy immediately, or (if you have a cold-press juicer) store some in the fridge for later.