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Brazilian French Toast | Easy Breakfast Recipe

2012-05-04
Easy French Toast Recipe | Plant-Based On a Budget | #toast #breakfast #plantbased #vegan #budget #plantbasedonabudget
  • Yield : 10-20
  • Servings : 3-5
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

It’s amazing how changing a couple of ingredients in a traditional recipe can revolutionize it; this take on french toast, adapted from a favorite brunch book, has become our new breakfast standard. You may never make it the same way again. Fair warning.

This is good stuff. I mean who doesn’t love french toast? It’s sweet, buttery and so comforting! I would say it’s pretty up there on the list with pancakes when it comes to world favorite weekend breakfast, right? Let’s get right to it then.

French Toast: Quick & Budget-friendly

Apart from how amazingly delicious this recipe is, the best part is it couldn’t be easier and quicker! Just mix your ingredients in a bowl, soak your bread and cook them in the pan. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and enjoy. Are you hungry yet?

This recipe is also super budget-friendly! You can rescue any old bread you were ready to throw away and turn it into a fancy breakfast. Make it a habit. Every time you have oldish bread lying around, it’s french toast day! Fun, right? Isn’t amazing how you can create such a crowd-pleasing breakfast (or dessert!) from something you would have normally discarded? That’s the beauty of becoming budget conscious. It makes you more creative, and you are able to appreciate the simplicity of foods and basic recipes.

Breakfast in Bed

Somehow we always associate having french toast with breakfast in bed, right? It’s easy enough to be prepared quickly and jump to bed right after. Eating french toast is cozy and snuggling in bed seem to fit together so well.

Mother’s day? Father’s day? A special birthday? This recipe will be a great start to your celebration! Sometimes preparing a comforting meal can show love more than anything else could!

Enjoy! And keep on snuggling…

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups soy milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 stale baguette, sliced diagonally in 1-inch pieces
  • Light cooking oil (we used olive, but grape-seed oil or cooking spray might work even better)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for garnish

Method

Step 1

Blend bananas, milk, flour and vanilla in a blender of food processor until smooth.

Step 2

Spread out baguette slices in a single layer on a baking pan.

Step 3

Pour banana mixture onto the bread and flip slices to coat. Let sit for 10 mintes, then flip over and let soak for 10 minutes more. Sprinkle cinnamon on one or both sides of each piece to preference.

Step 4

Preheat a large, nonstick skillet (cast iron preferred) over medium heat. Apply cooking spray or thin layer of oil and begin cooking the soaked bread for 5 to 7 minutes on one side and about 3 minutes on the other.

Step 5

When ready, the toast should be golden to medium brown and flecked with darker spots. A plate covered with tinfoil will keep cooked pieces warm.

"Oh, what a feeling. When you're dancing on the ceiling. And plant-based." -Lionel Richie

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