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Sunday, 1 December 2013

French Toast a la Cocobanane

Serves 3 people
Preparation time: 15 min
Happy Sunday!
My brunch loyalty lies with pancakes, but this week end it was my boyfriend's turn to choose what was on the brunch menu, and he's a French toast man. I have hunted around all of Yangon's supermarkets searching for ground cinnamon, in vain - this is now at the top of my 'to buy' list during our christmas holiday in Canada - so with no vanilla essence and no cinnamon, I raked through the cupboards looking for alternative french toast inspiration.. and coconut it was!

This coconut French toast is a delicious variation of the more traditional French toast, and of course, is vegan.

6 slices of bread, preferably a day or two old and whole grain
1/2 pound silken tofu
1/4 cup liquid sweetener (agave syrup, maple syrup or honey)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup coconut milk
coconut oil or vegan butter for frying

suggested toppings
sliced bananas
brown sugar or maple syrup
shredded coconut

Blend all ingredients (except oil) until smooth. In a shallow dish place the slices of bread and cover with the mixture, make sure to coat both sides of the bread. 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. When the oil is hot add the slices of bread and fry about 4 to 6 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot with the suggested toppings. 

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