Yield 4 servings
Prep time 35 mins
My first experience eating french toast was having breakfast at my high school cafeteria in Miami. I had just moved to the United States from Colombia and American food was very new to me. I was curious about those perfectly rectangular glistening pieces of bread called French Toast. Upon trying them, I had the most blissful experience; feeling how soft and sweet they were, addictive and definitely aggravating to my Kapha.
The first time I ate Vegan french toast, was in Brooklyn. My friend Jesse made it by mashing bananas and pan frying the bread soaked in the banana mush! They were frankly a wishful ‘attempt’, but nothing like the unhealthy cafeteria ones. Ever since, I’ve been trying to develop the best vegan french toast recipe ever, and I think this one is a winner!
The batter is gluten free so if you are gluten intolerant make this recipe with gluten free bread. My Favorite bread to make french toast is sourdough because of it's thick crust but you can use the bread of your choice.
This dish should be eaten as a treat! Its is heavy and could be channel clogging. If your digestion feels sluggish, it may be a sign of Kapha imbalance and I would not recommend this dish for you unless it is eaten at lunch and in moderation.
• 1 loaf of Sourdough bread or your favorite GF bread, sliced*
• 1 banana
• 1 cup of gluten free Oats soaked over night with 1.5 cups of water (you can also boil the water and soak them for 10 minutes.
• 2 tbs Brown rice flour
• 1 tsp Cinnamon
• 1 tsp Vanilla
• Coconut Oil
• Maple syrup*
• Banana slices, berries or pomegranate seeds for Garnish
Place the banana, the soaked oats with the water, the rice flour, cinnamon and vanilla in a blender and mix until the batter is smooth.
Pour the batter into a bowl
Dip both sides of the bread slices in the batter
Heat a cast iron or non-stick pan and sprinkle coconut oil.
Grill each side of the bread until brown and crispy.
Serve with banana slices and moderate drizzle of maple syrup and Enjoy!
For Vāta Digestion
Use a whole grain bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds in it. This will make this recipe more grounding for you.
For Pitta Digestion
Eat as it is!
For Kapha Digestion
Eat only a slice of french toast. Replace the maple syrup for Agave. Its heating nature will turn up your fire of digestion.
COOKING WITH OM