This months Recipe Redux is all about showcasing our favourite leftover recreations. Previously I've brought you Veggie Soup transformed into Veggie Pie, Leftover Sausages used in Italian Pasta Bake and Sausage Salad, but today I thought I'd share with you one of my all time favourite ways to use leftover bread, loaves and cakes - bring on the French Toast!
If a cake, loaf or even a regular old loaf of bread sits around for a few days and starts to get a little stale, it will more than likely get coated in eggy goodness and devoured as delicious French Toast. It been the fate of Orange and Date loaf, Banana Bread, Carrot and Date Loaf, and just in time for Easter, leftover Hot Cross Buns.
Banana and Walnut French Toast
1 slices of stale whole grain bread, or leftover banana bread or loaf
1 egg (50g)
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 a small banana, mashed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon spray oil
Method Spray a medium frypan with oil and bring to a medium heat.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together egg, milk, mashed banana, vanilla and cinnamon. Dunk bread or leftover loaf into the batter and thoroughly coat both sides. Place in pre-heated frypan and cook on each side for 2-3mins or until golden.
Serve with chopped walnuts, yoghurt and a drizzle of honey