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Vegan Banana Coconut French Toast
This Windward House Bed & Breakfast vegan french toast recipe entices non vegans at our Inn. It is a favorite among diners at our SoHi breakfast room. We have many vegan guests. Frequently a couple might include a vegan and a non vegan. Our menu includes vegan and non-vegan items. We use local, organic ingredients which is an important part of this vegan french toast recipe. We also have diners with egg and dairy allergies who really love this recipe.

Ingredient List for Vegan French Toast Recipe

  • Organic sourdough bread
  • Coconut milk (silk brand unsweetened)
  • Peanut oil
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Powdered Cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut
  • Maine maple syrup

Instructions for Vegan French Toast Recipe

Overview
The idea is to have completely saturated bread, and fry the bread slowly enough so that a lot of the moisture evaporates leaving the delicious fatty coconut. It should be light brown when done. It is best to use a good non-stick pan, as the bananas and coconut tends to stick, and you don’t want to scrape off the outer coating when you turn the slices in the pan.

Slice the bread thick and soak it in coconut milk with a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Dust the soaked bread with cinnamon
While the bananas are still contained in their skin smack them with the flat of a large knife until they are consistently and thoroughly mushy. Cut the ends off the bananas and peel them. Coat the outside of the soaked cinnamon dusted bread with the mushed bananas. Dip or sprinkle the shredded coconut onto the surface of the bread. It will stick to the banana.
Have a hot frying pan ready with the peanut oil hot. You want the temperature to be about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not let the pan get so hot that it smokes. Turn the flame off if necessary to let it cool a little. If you’re using a nonstick pan, patience is a virtue. Place the prepared bread slices in the hot peanut oil. Cook until the steam slows and then flip over the bread. It should be light brown when done. Another way to tell if it is nearly done is that less steam will be escaping the bread. The steam is the moisture content. The consistency of the bread will be a little like a pudding with a crusty outside. Be careful not to cook it at too high a temperature. The goal is to have most of the moisture evaporate from the coconut milk and to lightly fry the outside. The oil should never be hot enough to smoke.
Serve with warm maple syrup and vegan butter.