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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Vegan Banana Rabanada / Brazilian French Toast

Rabanada is a Brazilian version of French toast and is served as part of Christmas breakfast there. The bread slices are dunked in egg and milk mixture, soaked, fried and served with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon-cocoa mixture. This vegan version is made with bananas, milk and cornstarch and of course uses no eggs. I went by Pavani's idea to serve it with maple syrup as my daughter too preferred it that way though originally, maple syrup is not associated with rabanada. This rabanada had become her recent favorite and thanks Pavani, for the recipe. And there may be extra banana mixture leftovers if serving only 2 or 3 as it happened to me and I used it to make pancakes later.

1 baguette
2 very ripe bananas
1&1/2 cups almond milk or any other non-dairy milk
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Vegan butter / Cooking spray
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

* Sliced baguette diagonally into 1" pieces.
* Blend bananas, milk, cornstarch and vanilla until smooth.
* Arrange the baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Pour the banana mixture over the bread and flip the slices to coat all over evenly. Let them sit for 10 minutes. Then flip them over and soak again for 10 more minutes.
* Preheat a non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Melt butter over the pan or spray with cooking spray. Place as many bread slices as the pan can hold. Cook for 5 -7 minutes or until it is toasted golden brown. Flip to the other side and cook until it turns golden brown as well.
* Keep them covered with foil to keep them warm while cooking other batches or serve them immediately.
* Mix together cinnamon and cocoa powder together in a small bowl. 
* When ready to serve, arrange the french toast on the serving palte and generously sprinkle the cinnamon-cocoa mixture. 
* Serve with maple syrup / fruit if desired.

This goes to Blogging marathon #60 under the theme 'Bookmarked Recipes'. Check the link to see what other marathoners are cooking.



rajani said...

I am bookmarking this. Sounds really tasty.

Annu Swamy said...

It looks inviting. A welcome change from idly or parathas.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

looks super sweet. going vegan is great

Sathya- MyKitchenodyssey said...

Wow !! different way of having french toast..

Mayuri Patel said...

that's an interesting way of making french toast. Bookmarking this recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

Sounds like an exotic bread toast, just inviting me.

Sapana Behl said...

Very tempting and exotic french bread.

Pavani N said...

This is one of our favorite French toast recipe Suma. Thanks for the mention.

sushma said...

Sounds interesting, will try soon.

Nisha Sundar said...

Lovely. Bookmarked..

Harini-Jaya R said...

I love this vegan version, Suma. I am sure my kids will love this.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This vegan French toasts look absolutely inviting..

veena krishnakumar said...

This is new to me. Bookmarked!!

Chef Mireille said...

these look scrumptious - what a treat!

Srivalli said...

Surely looks amazing and sinful suma..I remember Pavani's recipe...I will have to make this soon..:)