Have you met Juli over at PaleOMG?
Juli is awesomeness. Like, bona-fied awesomeness wrapped up in freakin fantasticness.
She's paleo. She's CrossFit. She loves food. She's got a sense of humor and isn't afraid to curse in public and takes great pics and shares with us the most amazing things ever.
I guess it's a little weird, me going on about someone I only know through her blog and her recipes, but…I'm in love.
Try her banana bread recipe. You'll be in lust.
Then make it into french toast…you'll be in love.
I don't have a pic of the French Toast..for that, I've substituted one of Juli's awesome pics (warning, you'll drool).
Here's the one pic of the banana bread I managed to snap before the cavekids snarfed it all down.
Banana Bread French Toast
from 'Banana Bread French Toast' recipe at PaleOMG
Prep time: 10 mins
3 medium bananas (you want them brown and spotty)
1.5 cups roasted unsalted cashews
1 cup almond meal/flour
2 tablespoons walnut oil (I used olive oil)
2 eggs, whisked
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
For the french toast
1/3 cup canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
Pull out your handy dandy food processor. It will make life soooo much easier. Add your cashews to the food processor to grind down.
Once your get a fine cashew meal, add your walnut oil while your food processor is still on until you get a cashew butter.
Then peel your bananas, roughly break them up, and add to your food processor with your cashews. Turn your food processor on and let combine for a minute or so until you have a soupy paste.
Now in a large bowl, whisk your eggs, then add your cashew/banana mixture along with almond meal/flour, baking soda and powder, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to combine until you get a batter.
Grease a bread pan with some coconut oil. I used a loaf pan that was 9.3×5.2 inches (weird numbers) and it worked well. You could use smaller for taller loaf of bread, just may cook differently.
Pour batter into your greased loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until bread is cooked through and the top of your loaf has a bit of a "crisp" to it.
Let bread cool for about 10 minutes.
When banana bread is cooled, whisk together your french toast ingredients (minus the coconut oil) in a shallow bowl.
Heat up a skillet or griddle and add your coconut oil to it.
Cut your bread into 1/2-1 inch slices, dip them in your egg mixture on both sides, then place on griddle to cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
Top french toast off with slice bananas, maple syrup or honey, and a touch of cinnamon.