Just dive right in

by Heather on April 21, 2011

After reading so many wonderful blogs about food and photography and life in general, I thought I’d jump right in with one of my own. To learn a little more, you can read here.

To start off with, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favorite breakfast recipes: french toast. Yes, I’m aware that it’s no longer morning – but hey, french toast is good any time :)

There are a lot of vegan french toast recipes out there and after some trial and error, here’s what has worked best for me:

Vegan French Toast

serves two hungry adults

Materials:

Batter:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (the canned version)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

4 thick slices of sourdough bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other bread works fine, too – but sourdough is sublime

Topping:

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil (canola or coconut)
  • powdered sugar

Methods

1. Heat skillet over medium heat and add ~2 tbsp of vegan margarine

2. Add batter ingredients to blender & blend until smooth; pour into shallow bowl.

3. Dip bread into batter and place on heated skillet.

4. BE PATIENT and allow to cook 3-4 minutes on each side. I like to wiggle the spatula underneath every so often just to ensure the bread doesn’t stick

note: It is very important to keep the skillet well greased so that the toast does not stick


5. While toast is cooking: in a separate small pan, add canola or coconut oil and heat over medium-low heat. Add in frozen berries and cook ~4-5 minutes or until berries are soft and juicy.

6. Plate up: pour the berry topping over your french toast, top off with a dusting of powdered sugar and drizzle of maple syrup and enjoy with your favorite morning beverage!

Results & Conclusions:

YUM!

  • { 6 comments… read them below or add one }

    Chris J April 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

    What a beautiful blog! Love the recipe and look forward to trying the french toast. The photos are beautiful and so professional looking! Great job!

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    Kimberli April 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    This looks wonderful!! Thanks!

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    Nancy @SensitivePantry April 30, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I’m very excited to find this recipe. I’ve tried to make french toast without the eggs and haven’t had much success but adding the banana is a brilliant and simple solution. TY!!

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    Caron May 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

    This looks delicious, I will definitely make this for my family asap!

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    Samantha May 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

    GENIUS! I loooooce this, am eating it right now!!!!!!! I can’t wait to post this on my blog because the world needs to know about this! I HATE French toast… but this, this is just superb! Thank you!

    Samantha
    http://flavorator.blogspot.com/

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    Meghan December 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Tasted delish! I haven’t had French toast in so long, but my non-vegan boyfriend thought they were amazing as well. You definitely need to be patient while cooking them, 4 minutes minimum on each side, and make sure the pan is hot enough. I wound up re-frying my first batch which didn’t really brown and stayed soggy, but they were great once the pan was hot. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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