Banana French Toast

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If you’ll remember from my last post, I suggested that you buy a loaf of bread to accompany the winter soup.  Well, if like me you also live alone, it’s very difficult to consume an entire loaf of bread before it goes stale.  Hence, I was faced with a dilemma: what to do with a loaf of stale bread?  I immediately turned to Google with this question, and the most appetizing (and easy) suggestion was to make French toast.  The whole process takes max 20 minutes and saves you from the crushing guilt of wasting bread–or worse, of tossing it in your yard for those thieving birds to pick at.

BANANA FRENCH TOAST

(makes 2-4 servings depending on how big your bread is)

Ingredients 

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vegan butter or margarine
  • Bread (any kind of bread will probably do, I used a stale loaf of Italian bread)

Directions

1) Slice off 2-4 pieces of bread, depending on how hungry you are.  This was by far the most difficult part for me since the crust of my bread was rock hard.

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2) Combine banana, milk, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender or food processor.  If batter seems too thin, add more banana or a spoonful of flour.  If too thick, add more milk.

3) Pour batter into a pie dish or wide bowl.

4) Dip bread into the batter, making sure to coat both sides.  Allow it to soak for a minute or so.

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5) Fry battered bread in butter on medium heat, cooking for about 1-2 minutes on each side (or until it begins to brown).

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And that’s it!  Plate it, top it with maple syrup and butter or fruit and powdered sugar or whatever you fancy.  I paired mine with a couple of fake sausage patties and some tofu scramble.

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