Sunday mornings are my favorite. I tend to wake up early every day so i don't really do brunch but I like making something special every Sunday. Today I made my favorite vegan french toast and I thought I would share the recipe with you guys! I remember seeing a similar recipe in one of the first vegan cookbooks I ever bought but I have added and amended it over the years and this is just how I make it now. Its super simple, takes no time at all and is super yummy. Even my non vegan family members and friends love this recipe!
french baguette (or any good quality bread)
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla
a dash of cinnamon
Slice up the bread into about 3/4 inch slices. This is a great recipe to use day old or slightly stale bread because the wet mixture will really soak into the bread making it the perfect texture.
To make the "egg" mixture aka the banana mixture, put the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until its nice and thick. It should be the consistency of a thick milkshake, or maybe a little less than that but definitely not watery otherwise the liquid will just run off the bread into the pan.
Soak the bread in the banana mixture like you would regular french toast for a few seconds on each side. Let the excess drip off otherwise you will make a mess in the pan. Make sure to use a non-stick pan or liberally apply some earth balance to your pan before adding in the bread. This isn't as runny as egg and it doesn't set up as fast so make sure to let the excess drip off otherwise your french toast will stick to the pan.
Plate your french toasts with a good maple syrup or even powdered sugar and enjoy! I bet you could even throw in a little organic pumpkin puree and make it an autumn french toast! Pair with a hot cup of coffee and you have a lovely Sunday morning breakfast (and brunch)!