Countdown on the telly while I baked a batch of favourite chocolate tahini biscuits. For those who didn't grow up with Countdown, it was a legendary tv music show which was where the youth found out what was going on in music back in the 1970s and 1980s. Not to be confused with the Countdown game show in the UK. Countdown: Do yourself a favour is such a fun show that fills me with nostalgia.
While we often use up an old banana in pancakes in the morning, it sometimes seems wasteful to make pancakes
while we have bread that I have baked. When Sylvia asked for French
toast and we had a manky banana I decided I must be able to use up old
banana and 2 day old bread. There are few recipe ideas that I can't
find someone hasn't done before. And mostly I check out their recipe
and then do my own thing. As I did yesterday.
vegan french toast last year which was coated in desiccated coconut. We had fresh pineapple and so I said to Sylvia that we should pair it with coconut. She must have remembered and decided we would dip the french bread in coconut before frying. Unfortunately she is not quite up to caramelising the pineapple in the frypan so the dish wasn't quite as I would have done in an ideal world. But we were hurrying and it was really nice with pineapple.
At least they weren't doused in cinnamon. At one stage I gave Sylvia a half cup to measure some milk into. She was still focussed on needing more cinnamon and seemed to think I was directing her to add half a cup of cinnamon. Luckily I realised the communication breakdown before she added too much cinnamon into the measuring cup.
I am sending this vegan french toast to Elizabeth for her No Waste Food Challenge and to Healthy Vegan Fridays #62.
More vegan breakfast ideas on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Banana oat pancakes
Chocolate muesli (granola)
Roasted vegetable tofu scramble
Smoky apple baked beans
Spinach, sundried tomato and chive chickpea scramble
Super smoothie with berries, pear and banana
Banana French Toast
Adapted from The Minimalist Baker and Green Gourmet Giraffe
1 banana mashed
1 1/4 cups milk
1-3 tsp chia seeds
good sprinkle of cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Sturdy bread slices, such as sourdough
coconut, to sprinkle (optional)
margarine to fry
Mix banana, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow dish. Dip bread into mixture and sprinkle with coconut on both side (if desired). Heat frypan over medium heat and melt about a tsp of margarine. Fry bread for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown on each side. Repeat until the mixture is finished.
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