I used to marvel at how my mother could make French toast without a recipe. Whisk together an egg or two with a glug of milk and some cinnamon, soak bread, and fry in plenty of butter. Top with maple syrup. Bingo—French toast, with almost zero effort involved.
The result? Egg-free, dairy-free French toast easier than any other you’ve made before. I don’t even need to write up a recipe. Just look at these photos, and let the knowledge soak in.
|Stop talking. Let me see this toast of which you speak. source|
Here are the ingredients.
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For this recipe, I used homemade whole wheat bread (made in a bread machine). You can use basically any bread, from French toast slices (for little bite-sized toasts) to giant slabs of vegan challah. Use one banana per serving.
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So first you take the banana and mash it. In a bowl. Oh and first take off the peel. I should have mentioned that you need a fork in the ingredients too. Fuck I’m not good at this.
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Then you add some motherfucking milk. And you whisk it.
|Quick joke. What's brown and sticky? A stick.|
And then you add some vanilla extract, just a tad, and a bucket full of cinnamon. Because we like cinnamon in this house. Whisk that all up and dip the bread in it.
Stick the toast on a well-preheated frying pan and fry until golden-brown on each side. Aaaand there you have it.
|More like freedom toast. #Murica #1776|
Wasn’t that easy? Almost as easy as getting a halfway decent pouring shot.
|It's funny because I'm better at graphing rational equations than I am at pouring shots.|
Hopefully that makes sense. Really, the whole process takes about five minutes. It’s one of those things that’s almost too easy and too convenient, since you’ll end up making it like every other day, even if it means getting up at five in the morning to whip up your precious toast.
Well, that’s probably just me.
|But seriously, who doesn't like syrup-drenched toast?|
It might seem ironic that I was compelled to write an entire post about something that is not technically a recipe, as it lacks any kind of measurement or rhyme or reason. But there you go. Irony is fun.
Some other delightful breakfast treats you may appreciate.
Pumpkin pie cheesecake-stuffed breakfast braid. This was my 100th post-anniversary recipe, as it happens. Very much worthy of the occasion.
Cannoli crepes. Simple and effective.
Pumpkin pie French toast with pumpkin pie filling. If you want to take your French toast to the next level.