What we know is that when the season starts things seem to get super crazy. I know for me between graduate school, Brice's season and my company, it seems like there is just no extra time on my hands to actually get decent meals in...
I know my last post was breakfast, so how about a yummy side to go along with that delicious French toast? Who likes scrambled eggs? I do!
At our house, we have a tradition we like to call "“Breakfast Fridays.” That’s where we have breakfast food for dinner and my darling son gets to stay up late with daddy watching TV and eating snacks until they both fall asleep on the couch. LOL. He looks forward to this bonding time with his dad every week. And it gives mommy some much needed “me time” on a Friday night to catch up on my Netflix, blog, or finish reading that novel on my nightstand that I keep telling myself I’m going to finish.
Well, this past Friday we had Dairy-free/ Egg-free Banana French toast. Wait? You can make French toast without eggs? Yes!!!! You can! And I’m gonna show you how.
Dairy-free/Egg-free Banana French Toast-makes about 4 slices
- “safe” bread (I just used 4 slices of a "safe" whole wheat sandwich bread)
- ¼ cup of banana puree ( I mashed mine with a fork, but you can totally use a blender)
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk (we use Almond milk in our house)
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together the banana puree, non-dairy milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a dish flat and wide enough for dipping the bread. Coat each side of a piece of bread by dipping into the mixture. Now, be careful with this process. Dip one side, then flip the bread immediately to dip the other side. Don’t allow the bread to sit in the mixture. If you do, it will be a soggy mess and just won’t cook up right. Next, brown each side of the bread slices in a medium-high skillet. About 3 minutes per side. Flip them over a few times while they're browning to prevent burning on either side.
Next transfer the slices to a 400 degree oven to finish cooking. Bake about 10 mins., flipping halfway through.
I topped ours with some powdered sugar, sliced strawberries and bananas, and warm maple syrup.
WHEN BREAKFAST COMES A CALLING..
As a wife and mom of two busy boys I love recipes that are easy,quick, and semi-home made. I am known for doctoring up recipes. So here's an easy recipe that I know the whole family will enjoy!
- 2 c favorite pancake mix (Semi-home made: Remember, I don't always have time to start from scratch especially when the family is HUNGRY)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 to 1 1/4 c milk (until perfect consistency)
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon (depending on your liking)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Do not over mix. A few lumps is OK. Pour 1/4 c of batter onto griddle (this is my preferred method but a skillet is fine too). Cook until bubbly and golden on the bottom. 3-4 min for bottom and 2 min on the other side. DO NOT OVER FLIP! ONCE IS ENOUGH!
Now for the good stuff...
Cinnamon Apple Topping
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 apples (diced)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (use more if you like cinnamon)
- 1/4 to 1/3 c 100% maple syrup
- 1/3 c pecans (optional)
Mix butter, diced apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat until the apples are tender about 5-7 min. I like my apples with a little bite so I cook them 3-5 min. Pour in maple syrup and pecans. Once warm, pour all that goodness over the pancakes. TA-DAH! Warm cinnamon apple pecan pancakes.
*APPLES CAN BE SUBSTITUTED WITH PEACHES
You're welcome :)