French Toast

French toast takes me back to slow Saturday mornings sitting around the Esselstyn family table and the feel of powdered sugar on the roof of my mouth. Serve this deliciously healthy version of French toast with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit.

  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 5 Minutes
  • Serves 2


1 banana, mashed

½ cup milk substitute of choice

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

4 to 6 slices whole grain bread or baguette slices



Combine banana, milk substitute, vanilla, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

Dip bread slices in mixture and cook in non-stick skillet on medium heat for 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.You can also bake these by putting them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and baking for 7 minutes on each side.



  • disqus_jd6famZ0IA

    Sounds so good! I like using stale bread for French toast sometimes, makes it really thick.

    I wonder how the texture would turn out if I dipped these in a little coconut flour, and then again the mixture.

    They look good!

  • Theresa

    my daughter 18 yr old has been dairy free for a wile now, Slowly working on the rest of us this looks like something an 8 year old may love

  • Saige

    what temperature should my oven be at to bake these? I’m having a lot of trouble making these on stove top. They always turn out soggy. I think the oven would work better hopefully!

    • Sierra

      I brown them in the skillet then place them in the toaster so they aren’t soggy :)

  • Winnie

    I baked these at 375 or 400 degrees – use a hearty bread so they are not too mushy. Very good recipe!

  • wing

    This would be great information if it had some nutritional information. I estimated about 500g calories, 88 cargbs, 8g fat, 14g protein, 523g sodium, 22g sugar. This might be useful to someone whos diabetic for instance.

    • Franco

      I think the point if this diet is so don’t have to worry about all that even as a diabetic. I’ve never seen a fat vegan myself. If you eat correctly and stay away from simple sugars and oils you’ll never have to worry about the macros.

      • Jennifer Cangiamila

        Franco, I think it is important to explain that plant strong is not Vegan. Plant Strong removes oils as well as processed foods, while Vegans continue to consume these products as long as an animal has not been effected by it. I’m certain there are plenty of fat Vegans, as a Vegan diet can be as harmful and unhealthy as the SAD (Standard American Diet) is. Yet, eating a Whole Food Plant Based Diet or Plant Strong removes all those fattening and harmful items that Vegans and the SAD consumers eat.

        • Franco

          Looks pretty vegan to me. People in general no matter what diet or way of eating you choose, should stay away from processed foods and oils or refined fat as i call them. It’s no different then sugar. You refine it a strip vital nutrients and enzymes out of it, it’s ready for storage from the minute you consume it. If you eliminate all the refinement and eat plant based foods you will not get fat. It’s the garbage vegans eat that makes them fat.

  • Angela

    We made it this morning. Sooo simple and delicious!!!

  • Sherry

    Can you put syrup on this, and if so, what would be the best kind?

    • Jennifer Cangiamila

      You can use 100% pure maple syrup.

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