It was Sunday morning and in my mind I was all ready to go to yoga. But once I woke up and looked outside I instantly turned to mush and stayed in bed. This has been happening everyday since returning from our amazing Costa Rica vacay. But I feel like it's happening to everyone because... winter! So next time you find yourself giving the finger to your exercise routine remember there's always your bed and this yummy peanut butter, jam & banana french toast sandwich here to console and comfort you.
ingredients (makes 2 sandwiches):
1 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp water
1 tsp VEGG
1/4 C water
1/4 C almond milk
1 1/2 tbsp melted vegan butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
note: using the VEGG product is optional. If you don't have it or don't want to order it then eliminate the VEGG and the 1/4C of water and just substitute 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast.
4 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread
2-3 tbsp vegan butter (for frying)
1 banana, cut into thin rounds
2-3 tbsp natural peanut butter
2 tbsp jam of you choice
Whisk together ground flax and 3 tbsp of water in a small bowl. Place this in the fridge for 15 mins to allow it to thicken.
In a larger mixing bowl whisk together VEGG and 1/4 C of water until well combined and thick. Then whisk in the remaining batter ingredients into this VEGG mixture including the thickened flax mixture. If you're not using VEGG just combine the remaining batter ingredients together with 1 tbsp nutritional yeast and the flax mixture. Transfer this mixture to a shallow dish that will fit your slices of bread.
Heat a large pan to medium. Once the pan is hot add some vegan butter to coat the bottom of the pan. Dredge 1 piece of bread through the batter so both sides are evenly coated and place the slice in the pan. Fry each piece for 2-3 mins a side until golden brown. Add more vegan butter to the pan for each piece of bread and continue dredging and frying each slice.
To assemble the sandwiches just add peanut butter on the bottom of one french toast slice, place sliced banana on the peanut butter, add jam, and top with another french toast slice. And there you have another gluttonous gooey vegan brunch idea!