Brazilian French Toast | Easy Breakfast Recipe

BY : PUBLISHED : May 5th, 2012 UPDATED: October 29th, 2021

From the author: 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. Easy peasy!

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 old-ish bread lying around, it’s french toast day! Fun, right? Isn’t it 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.

Three slices of French toast on a black plate.

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Breakfast in Bed

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!

Somehow we always associate having french toast with breakfast in bed, and that’s the greatest gift! Eating french toast is cozy and snuggling in bed seems to fit together so well. Give the gift and let us know how it goes!

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Brazilian French Toast

Gina & Jeremy
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.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 10 to 20 toasts
Calories 115 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ cups of plant-based milk
  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of 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 of powdered sugar for garnish


  • Blend bananas, milk, flour and vanilla in a blender or in a food processor until smooth.
  • Spread out baguette slices in a single layer on a baking pan.
  • Pour banana mixture onto the bread and flip slices to coat. Let sit for 10 minutes, then flip over and let soak for 10 minutes more. Sprinkle cinnamon and cocoa powder on one or both sides of each piece to preference.
  • Preheat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Apply cooking spray or a 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 203mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brunch, dairy free, egg free, french toast, vegan, vegan breakfast, vegan brunch, vegetarian
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