If you love banana bread and you love french toast, you will LOVE this 5-ingredient Vegan Banana French Toast!
That’s right, 5 ingredients. Six if you desire a splash of vanilla. But it’s not necessary!
You really want the banana flavor/sweetness to shine through anyway. Plus, it takes the place of a sweetener and an egg in this recipe. Bananas seriously have it going on.
The batter is simple to throw together. Just mash your banana, add the other ingredients and wait while you preheat your griddle. Then dip, soak and cook! Look how golden crispy the edges get. SO seriously yum.
All that’s left to do is top this stack with maple syrup, more banana (and gobs of peanut butter, who am I kidding?). You’re going to love this simple french toast. It’s
Loaded with banana bread flavor
The best part? You really can’t tell the egg is missing. I was pleasantly surprised!
Invite over a friend or two and make a french toast party out of it! Who would ever turn down french toast, anyway? That’s what I wanna know. (If they do, you need new friends. I’m sorry, somebody had to say it, Rhonda.)
- 1 just ripe banana (~1/2 cup mashed)
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 Tbsp flaxseed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 4-5 slices hearty wheat bread (Sturdy rustic breads do best here. If using sandwich-style bread, soak it for less time)
- Optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp almond meal for texture, maple syrup/peanut butter for topping
- Mash banana in a large shallow bowl.
- Add almond milk, flaxseed, cinnamon and stir. If your batter appears extremely gloppy, add more almond milk to thin it out. It should be pourable. (Vanilla is optional.)
- Let batter rest for 5 minutes while you preheat your griddle or skillet to medium heat.
- Once your surface is hot, coat generously with vegan butter or coconut oil (I used Earth Balance because I like the flavor).
- Dip your slices of bread into the batter and let it rest for 5-10 seconds on each side, using your fingers to make sure it's fully submerged. Transfer immediately to griddle. An optional step is to sprinkle the freshly-dipped sides with a little almond meal for added texture.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until evenly golden brown. Flip carefully using a sturdy spatula as the banana mixture can be a bit sticky if you're not gentle. If your french toast appears to be browning too quickly or burning, turn down your griddle.
- Serve immediately with desired toppings. I think peanut butter and maple syrup are all you need here.