Breakfast/Brunch · Desserts · Gluten-free · Sandwiches

MoFo Day 3: Banana Stuffed French Toast For One

     Stuffed french toast may sound fancy, but it really isn’t if you have some basic things on hand.

This is MoFo Day 2: Quick, Easy & Delicious!!!

I wouldn’t dupe you, I promise.

You may recall ::erhem:: from what I posted yesterday that I recently baked some gluten-free bread.  I posted the recipe here!
But, for those of you who either do not require homemade gluten-free bread or would rather not be bothered (usually me), store-bought vegan bread will do!  I always splurge on bread because I don’t buy it very often.  I like to get a mostly whole grain loaf that was made from scratch somewhere.  For making french toast the way I like it, I like to have a dense and firm slice of bread to work with.  There’s nothing that I dislike more than a soggy slice of french toast.  =(

If you have a loaf of bread, I recommend leaving it out overnight or leaving a couple slices out overnight.  The slices will hold up better to frying if they are a tad stale.
I got this idea from a recipe made by the amazing food blogger Richa of Vegan Richa.  I absolutely love her blog.  She seems to never run out of ideas for new recipes.  Her dishes are usually very accessible but infused with different flavors than what you would expect.  She made this samosa stuffed french toast that I had to try one day and “my goodness gracious” is all I have to say.

It was outrageous.

I love to make savory breakfasts and brunches when I don’t feel like eating anything sweet.  However, I felt that today I wanted a touch of sweetness and I looked around my kitchen to find some friends to help me on my quest.

All you need for this recipe is a small banana, 2 slices of bread, jam/jelly/compote/another fruit of choice, and a simple chickpea batter.  You can always make a different batter if you don’t have chickpea flour on hand, but I really love how smooth and crispy it turns the outside of the french toast.  It also has a lovely flavor.
Also, you can make this french toast when you are absolutely starving because it only takes about 10-15 minutes to prepare.  Not too shabby. 😉

Fry away, friends!

Picture

Diner worthy, I’d say.

Banana Stuffed French Toast For One

Yield: 1 serving (1 double french toast)
Inspiration: Vegan Richa’s Samosa Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients

  • 2 slices day old bread
  • 1 small banana
  • jam/jelly/nut butter/fresh fruit of choice, enough to spread on one slice of bread
  • coconut oil for frying
  • powdered sugar, opt. for garnish
Chickpea Batter Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash baking powder
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar, opt.
  • 2 1/2 Tb water
  • 1 Tb aquafaba (chickpea brine)/more water
Instructions: Assembly

  1. Spread your jam/jelly/nut butter of choice on one slice of bread, making sure it will be contained when you batter the sandwich.
  2. Slice your banana into coins.  Put enough of them to cover one slice of bread and then mash gently with a fork (like you would an avocado for avocado toast).
  3. Sandwich the slices of bread together, filling sides in.
  4. Prepare a small skillet with enough coconut (or other mild flavored frying oil) oil to coat the bottom.
  5. Put your skillet over low heat while you prepare your batter.  Watch it to make sure it doesn’t over heat.

 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients for the chickpea batter in a large cereal or mixing bowl.  You may combine them with a fork.  It smoothes out very easily!
  2. Once your batter is ready, dip your sandwich in it, making sure to coat all the sides with an even, thick layer.  I used my hands.  It’s the easiest way to make sure the bread stays together.
  3. Gently place your battered french toast sandwich in the hot oil and let it cook on each side for about 2 minutes, or until it is golden brown and crispy!  Flip gently with a spatula.
  4. Once the two sides are cooked, you may take the french toast with a pair of tongs if you wish and cook all of the sides as well.  I did this because I love the way it looks and I like extra crunch! P=
  5. Plate your finished french toast with the remaining slices of banana, more jam/jelly/nut butter, maple syrup, or vegan powdered sugar* like I did!




* I recommend either making your own powdered sugar in a blender or buying a good quality brand like
Wholesome Sweeteners.  They make awesome products that you can feel good about buying.  I don’t use powdered sugar often, but when I do I like to make sure it’s vegan and non-GMO.  


Go ahead and dig in. It’s all yours!

4 thoughts on “MoFo Day 3: Banana Stuffed French Toast For One

    1. I can see savory french toast being awesome. I never liked ketchup, myself…but, I’ve had savory french toast with Indian spices. I put the link in my post. It was amazinggg!

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    1. Haha! Thanks! Yeah, photographing certain foods is tough. I feel so funny running around my house trying to find ideal lighting. I must look insane. =P

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