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.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 74.
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.
- My Wholewheat Challah bread (skip brushing with heavy cream to keep the bread vegan) or this Portuguese sweet bread (substitute with egg replacer and skip the powdered milk to keep it vegan) would be perfect in this recipe.
Wow that's surely one interesting way to make french toast..looks so inviting Pavani..
What a lovely breakfast! My kids always wanted different varieties in Breakfast.would love to try this one.Looks delicious
Wat an incredible vegan french toast, my kids will definitely enjoy this toast for their breakfast.
Im coming over for brunch!
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
French toast with tofu! This is super interesting... As usual, amazing clicks...
Sharmila - The Happie Friends potpourri Corner
You never fail to amuse us with you magical camera!! Awesome dish and clicks!!
The whole set up is so inviting..I would'nt joining your kids with that kind of chocolate breakfast.
Wow, that's an interesting recipe for vegans. Sure kids would go crazy for this breakfast. Loved your clicks.
Love that vegan take on it Pavani! And as usual the pictures look stunning
very interesting way to make a french toast. I am sure kids would love it.
Love you take of the vegan approach. Amazing and picture are crystal clear. Wow
I make these sans tofu and now loving this idea of addition of protein to this toast.