As a baker, it's rare that I make anything more than coffee and oatmeal for breakfast. I don't want to get up any earlier than I already need to. It's also very rare that I will have a weekend morning off, which are, of course, made for elaborate breakfasts. On an occasion, I will give myself a little treat, a little Monday brunch. Typically, I would make pancakes because they're so easy to veganize, but I was feeling adventurous and wanted to try something a little harder, requiring a bit more thought and creativity: French Toast.
Making something vegan that is typically almost entirely made of eggs can be a challenge. To make things a bit easier for my first attempt, I chose to do a banana French toast. This really helped thicken the dipping mixture. Also, bananas are amazing so why not! Throw some walnuts in there (or just top it with peanut butter) and you're golden. Absolutely golden. You're a golden brown slice of delicious vegan french toast.
Key things to remember when making French toast: You want to let the bread really soak up all that deliciousness and you also want to use a generous amount of oil for frying. Not like drowning in oil, but you definitely want it to be there. I prefer using coconut oil because I tell myself I'm healthy.
Banana Walnut French Toast
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