Banana Smashed Cheesecaked French Toast

April 13, 2011

Wednesday! We have reached the midway point of no return. Before we embark on the recipe unknown, I have two fun photos to share…. of me. 😉

That’s right. I’m now trainer Lori… with tiny guns…

Ok, I’m done playing now.

Moving on to the food…

Often, on the weekends, when I make myself a yummy healthy breakfast, it’s way before my boyfriend wakes up (lazy bum!). And by the time he rises, my food is gone but opposite my (gluten-dairy-sugar-free-healthy) dish awaits his version.

He the original french toast. Sourdough bread, egg, milk, vanilla extract, and a dash of salt, cooked and then maple syruped.

Have I mentioned that I make stellar unhealthyish foods? I do. I just don’t eat them… but someone has to!

Sascha, here is proof that I do make you food… “Real food” as he calls it. I know other bloggers out there know what I’m talking about.

But before he wakes up, when the house is quiet, the sun is rising, and my tummy is growling, I remove the gluten, the dairy, the unhealthiness, the sugar (ok, some of it), and the boring recipes. I go with the flow and savor my creations. Some, not to so successful… some pleasantly surpassing my expectations.

Banana Smashed Cheesecaked French Toast

  • 2 pieces of Udi’s Gluten Free Bread (or bread of choice)
  • 2 eggs (or 2 flax eggs of 2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp hot water)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small ‘n ripe banana

With a fork, place half of the banana on each slice of bread. Smash into bread.

With the fork, whisk the remaining ingredients in a dish large enough to place both pieces of bread in. Place both pieces of bread in the dish ( 😉 ), banana side up. Let the bread soak up some of the egg mixture, then flip onto the banana side, repeat as necessary to cover the entire surface of the bread slices.

In a heated and greased pan, cook both pieces of bread for about 5 minutes on each side. And then top them…

I worked with some frozen strawberries, maple syrup, and raw cacao nibs for an extra crunch.

These cheesecaked toasts, French-style, did much more than hit the spot. Crisp, sweet, slightly savory (from the nutritional yeast), and covered in sweet syrup and crunch.

If you look in the distance…

You can greet the sun. I barely had light for my “photo shoot”…

And then it was love at first bite.

What would you top your Banana Smashed Cheesecaked French Toast with?

I know you’re like me, you make yourself a healthified version of something (while the original still gets made for your “real food” eater… what is it?

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Angie @ 221vision.com May 4, 2011 at 2:51 PM

WOW – this looks so unbelievably good!! I found you on Peas and Crayons! Thanks for the recipe..can’t wait to make this!

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eleah @ brocstar May 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM

peanut butter!

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Heather @ kissmybroccoli April 20, 2011 at 4:56 AM

Oh my word! This looks fabulous! What a great idea to add the smashed banana for that extra sweetness! Ugh, I wish I had seen this before I made breakfast this morning!! Grr!

Amazing photos…especially given the fact that you didn’t have much light to work with you early birdie!

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