Thursday, February 11, 2010

Banana French Toast - Vegan

Only slightly tweaked recipe from Vegan Brunch

Creamy, banana-cinnamon goodness. enough said. Easily wheat-free with some good gluten-free bread. I recommend Virago's French rolls, sliced in half or thirds.

Banana-Cinnamon French Toast
1 loaf sourdough bread, sliced and a bit stale (or lightly toasted)

2 bananas, very ripe
1 C plain, unsweetened coconut milk
.5 C plain, unsweetened soymilk
2 T cornstarch
2 t vanilla extract
.5 t ground cinnamon

Combine everything but the bread in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. pour into a wide, low baking dish and place bread slices over the mixture in a single layer (you'll be doing this in several batches). Flip the slices and let soak 5-8 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat a lightly oiled nonstick skillet or large frying pan several minutes over medium heat.

Remove the bread slices from the batter, dragging them on the edge of the baking dish to remove some of the excess batter, and place on skillet/pan in a single layer. Cook til lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until browned, another 3-5 minutes. Remove to plates for eating or hold in a warm oven, covered in a tea towel, for up to half and hour.

Serve with vegan butter, cinnamon, confectioner's sugar, maple syrup, agave nectar and whatnot.

1 comment:

Jessica L. Caneal said...

I just made this french toast this morning and although I modified the recipe a bit and had some trouble with the bread sticking to the pan, it was delightful! All I had was Ezekiel bread so I used that, made only half the batter recipe (since this was for only 2 people, and added a half tsp. of apple cider vinegar to the batter. Then I topped the french toast with maple syrup, toasted walnuts, and shredded coconut. It was divine. Thanks for posting!