BM# 74: Week 4/ Day 1
Theme: Kid's Delight -- Easter Treats
Dish: Vegan Chocolate French Toast
My theme for this week's blogging marathon is 'Kid friendly Easter treats'. I'm hosting Valli's Kid's Delight event this month with that theme, so for the next 3 days I'll be posting some interesting dishes that kids would enjoy for Easter. First up is a Chocolate French Toast that happens to be 100% vegan. My kids love pancakes, waffles and French toast for weekend breakfast. I keep looking for new recipes to try for them. I saw the recipe for vegan banana French Toast on Martha Stewart website which looks amazing. But I wanted to give a chocolate twist to the recipe because I was making them for the Easter treats theme. In my mind chocolate and Easter are somehow connected -- maybe it's the chocolate eggs or something.
This vegan Chocolate French toast is made with tofu and banana. Tofu gives the necessary protein that egg would have provided in the traditional recipe. But tofu doesn't firm up as much as an egg, so this French toast is slightly softer than the traditional egg version. But there is no tell tale sign of tofu anywhere in this dish.I served this to my husband without telling him that this was made with tofu and he couldn't even tell the difference. I froze the leftovers wrapped in foil and reheated them in the microwave. My kids loved having chocolate for breakfast 🙂 Don't forget to send in your Easter treats to be included in the Kid's Delight -- Easter Treats round up.
Vegan Chocolate French Toast
- 8~10 slices Vegan Challah or other sweet bread
- ½ cup Silken Tofu
- ¾ cup Almond Milk Or other nondairy milk
- 1 Small Banana, chopped
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- As needed Vegan Butter, for cooking
- Blend tofu, almond milk, banana, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup and salt into a smooth mixture. Make sure there are no lumps. This is great to drink as is, almost like a creamy chocolate smoothie.
- Pour the tofu-cocoa mixture into a pie plate or a shallow bowl/ plate.
- Heat a griddle on medium-low flame. Add some butter to melt.
- Dip the bread in the tofu mixture for a few seconds on both sides. Place in the hot pan and cook for about 3~4 minutes on both sides, or until golden brown and crispy.
- Keep the French toast warm in a 200°F preheated oven or serve right away with more maple syrup.