This vegan french toast recipe uses heart healthy ingredients like banana, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla making it wonderfully egg and diary free – nothing but simple goodness here. Oh, and they are so easy to make too!
French toast is a classic breakfast or brunch food. But we know it’s great any time of day. I love French toast and this easy vegan Banana French Toast is healthy and does not disappoint!
French Toast History
Did you know, according to wikipedia, the earliest reference of French toast dates back to the 4th or 5th century and mentions soaking in milk, no eggs were used. It is perfectly possible, as you see here, to have wonderful eggless French toast.
And as creative creatures we are, we have adopted different variations – like this vegan Banana French Toast or this vegan Orange-French Toast. I find both to be flavorful with great texture bite after bite.
Now Without Further Ado, Let’s Make Vegan Banana French Toast!
What Is The Best Bread For French Toast
When making my french toast, I love picking up a loaf of bread that I can slice into whatever thickness I want. I prefer my slices on the thicker side, leaving a soft pillowy center.
I happen to use a whole wheat artisan loaf here, but sourdough is a great choice too, with its extra tang. This recipe works great with other breads too. Try using cinnamon swirl bread for something extra special!
How To Make Vegan Banana French Toast
- Simply mash the banana in the bottom of a wide shallow dish, add milk and spices, give a good stir.
- Dip each slice of bread in the mixture, repeat on the other side, and place bread on heated griddle.
- Cook about 3 – 4 minutes per side, or until nice and golden on each side.
- Serve with pure maple syrup for a delicious and filling breakfast or brunch!
And that’s it, vegan banana french toast made easy and healthy, with no eggs or dairy involved!Print
VEGAN BANANA FRENCH TOAST
Banana french toast, a delicious way to start the day!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Serves 3
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 ripe banana
- 3/4 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
- dash of nutmeg, optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- coconut oil, for greasing
- French or sourdough loaf cut into any size you like, or use any bread you like (6 slices)
- pure maple syrup for serving
Mix: In a flat bottom, shallow medium size bowl mash the banana until creamy and fairly smooth. Add the cinnamon, vanilla and optional nutmeg, mix well. Lastly, add in the milk and stir until combined.
Pre-heat & Slice: Heat your skillet or griddle on medium heat. While griddle is heating slice your bread and gather your serving items.
Dip: Using about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, grease the griddle/skillet (do this each time you make add a new batch). Quickly dip bread into wet mixture and flip to coat the other side being not to not let the slices soak, or you may have soggy french toast.
Cook: Place slices on griddle/skillet and cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden on both sides. If slicing into thick slices you may find that you’ll need a little extra time to completely cook the center.
Serve with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit of choice.