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Vegan Banana Rabanada (Brazilian French Toast)

Vegan French toast from Brazil. The use of cinnamon gives the dish a festive touch. Cocoa powder is sprinkled on top just before serving.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: brazilian
Servings: 46 serving
Author: Pavani


  • 1 , 1 Baguette " Stale - sliced diagonally into pieces (I used wholewheat French bread)
  • 2 Bananas - very ripe
  • cups Almond milk - (use any other non-dairy of choice)
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Ground
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Unsweetened powder


  • Blend bananas, milk, cornstarch and vanilla until smooth.
  • Place the baguette slices in a single layer on a baking pan. Pour the banana mixture over the bread and flip the slices to coat all over evenly. Let sit for 10 minutes, then flip over and soak for another 10 minutes.
  • Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt some vegan butter or spray with cooking spray, place 3~4 of the soaked bread (or as many as your skillet can accommodate) and cook for 5~7 minutes on one side and about 3 minutes on the other.
  • The toast should be golden brown with dark spots. Keep warm on a plate covered with foil while cooking the second batch.
  • Mix together cocoa powder and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • When ready to serve, put the French toast on serving plate and sprinkle generously with the cocoa-cinnamon mixture. Serve with vegan butter and maple syrup and topped with fresh fruit.