Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vegan Pumpkin Eggnog French Toast

Woman of many hats is finding that her hats are so 'many' that they're falling off her head.


I have been so busy I haven't had time to sit down and tell you about the delicious new products So Delicious sent to me.
 
Coconut Eggnog, what? Oh yeah! And you know what else? Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk. Yes indeed. That stuff is so good I can't keep it out of Noodle's hands, straight up.
 
So this last weekend was another of those 'are you crazy?' physical challenge races. And when I say physical challenge, I am not referring to the Marc Summers 'you'll get slimed' if you don't finish in time. I'm talking about the climbing really steep walls, wading through drainage pipes, sliding down muddy mountains type of physical challenge.
 
Remember the Warrior Dash? Well, this weekend was the Gladiator Rock n' Run. Shorter mileage, more obstacles. Tough obstacles. And as if my back weren't enough (though it's much better), I now have bronchitis! So crazy me ran the race with bronchitis. And then, just for kicks, dressed up as Olivia Newton John so my Richard Simmons wouldn't feel left out. We're weird.
 
All that calls for a carb load breakfast. One featuring two of my favorite holiday items: pumpkin and nog. And So Delicious? You hit it out of the park with your coconut nog. Um. Yum. Not only is it great to drink with rum by itself or in your coffee, it makes a great addition to recipes because of it's thick consistency and deliciously nog flavor.
 
 
So I took a note from the gang at So Delicious and tried their eggnog french toast recipe included in my goody box. Except I took it one further and added pumpkin because I'm crazy like that. And it was equally as good. Crazy good.
 
Thanks guys!
 
Adapted from a recipe courtesy of So Delicious
Yield: about 8-10 slices french toast
 
Need:
1 ripe banana, smashed
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin (canned or fresh)
1 1/2 cups So Delicious Coconut Nog
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
8-10 slices Dave's Killer Bread (The. Best. There is no other for us. Really.)
Earth Balance
Cinnamon Sugar (optional)
Syrup (optional)
 
Do:
In a bowl, mash banana really really well until you have a paste with very few lumps. Add pumpkin and Coconut nog and stir to combine.
 
Add cinnamon and vanilla and stir to combine again.
 
 
Heat your griddle to fairly high heat and add a pat of Earth Balance.
 
When griddle is hot. Dip the first side of your bread into your nog mixture. Flip and dip again. Before putting on griddle, gently shake/wipe some of the excess batter off. I found this helped with the cooking process.
 
Cook on one side until golden brown then flip and repeat.
 
 
Serve:
You can top your french toast with a light shake of cinnamon sugar or syrup, though I didn't think it really needed anything on top. Maybe a little more Earth Balance.
 
Serve with a little Smart Balance bacon and fruit and you're ready to conquer giant wooden walls, drainage pipes or taking your child to kindergarten.
 
Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. I just tried their nog, and it is amazing! I love pumpkin, and I can't wait to try the French toast. Thank you!

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  2. Jennifer... isn't it good? Love it! Thanks for posting :)

    Turmericnspice... it should be out in stores soon... it's really tasty :)

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  3. That French Toast looks delicious! I generally make batter with banana, almond butter and rice milk but I love the idea of adding pumpkin.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. That Nog is OMG! Merritt and I love it. I made lazy mom french toast with it -just the Nog, a sprinkle of ginger and cinnamon.... grilled it and good to go. I topped Merritt's french toast with a drizzle of Nog and he was in little boy vegan Heaven. Certifiably So Delicious!

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