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French Toast with Caramelised Banana Crust

vegan french toast recipe lucy and lentils

 vegan french toast recipe lucy and lentils

One of the ultimate decadent brunch recipes - french toast with a caramelised banana crust. This recipe is vegan and gluten free, however you can enjoy this with plain flour and plain white bread

The main ingredients are as simple as: bread, almond milk, banana, cinnamon & berries. It's so simple to put together and perfect for enjoying with friends. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Slices of GF White Bread (the more stale the better)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp GF flour
  • 1 cup innocent almond drink
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom •pinch salt
  • tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Handful of blackberries
  • Pinch of fresh mint
  • maple syrup (optional)

Method:

  • Mix the flour, spices and salt together in a bowl then slowly add the innocent almond drink •Mash the banana into a paste then add to the bowl and whisk together
  • Submerge each slice of bread into the mix then one by one fry in a pan on a medium - high heat
  • Fry until golden (adding a little more coconut oil if needed) and place on a hot plate whilst you fry the other slices
  • In a separate pan ad a little coconut oil then heat the blueberries through
  • Assemble to toasted bread adding the hot blueberries, and decorate with the blackberries and fresh mint

Enjoy

vegan french toast
vegan french toast recipe lucy and lentils
Breakfast Recipe

Creamy Porridge Topped with Fresh Figs

vegan oatmeal with figs

What's more comforting than a creamy bowl of hot porridge topped with seasonal fruit and crunchy nuts? Nothing you say? Well good because here is a delicious recipe for you to make (or prepare and take to work, you can always use the microwave).

Fun fact of the day it's The World Porridge Making Championships this week in Scotland (October 3rd). Every bowl is actually made with oatmeal instead of rolled or jumbo which is what I've used today. Mornflake's to be exact!

 

Ingredients 

1/4 cup Mornflake stoneground oats
1 cup of water (or oatly barrista mylk)
1tbsp maple syrup / honey
1 tbsp peanut butter
 
To Top:
2 ripe figs halved 
1tsp desiccated coconut 
handful of blueberries + 1/2 tsp coconut oil
handful of hazelnuts
 
 

Method

For the oats:
Add the stoneground oats and water in a pan and bring to a simmer for around a minute
Turn the heat down so the oats gently simmer for a further 3 minutes
 
In a separate bowl add the blueberries with the blueberries and heat on a low heat until they start to pop and bubble 
 
 
To serve:
Once the oats are cooked and creamy, serve into a bowl topping with the blueberries
Add the peanut butter, coconut nectar and hazelnuts then dust with the desiccated coconut. 
Lastly place the halved fig on top and enjoy with a mug of tea
 

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vegan oatmeal with figs
Breakfast Lunch & Light Bites Recipe

Ras El Hanout Vegan Shakshouka Recipe

ras el hanout vegan

I'm sharing a newly created shakshouka recipe using Ras El Hanout (a beautiful spice blend).

I met Tom, the owner of Freshly Spiced a few months ago at my local food market and got chatting to him about his company. Since I’ve been to his workshop and learnt about the value of freshly ground spices and the difference between Tom’s handmade blends to the dried packages I buy in the shops.

I’ve been so blown away by how much more flavour they have and also the importance of reading the sell by date. I’ve been trying his blend packets and using them in my baking & cooking and wanted to share it with you.

Recipe

1 onion

100g tomatoes

1 red pepper

1 red chilli

3 cloves garlic

1 tin chopped tomatoes +half the can of water

1 tsp sage

1 tbsp smoked paprika

½ tsp paprika

2 tbsp ras el hanout (I used Freshly Spiced)

100g potatoes (I used new potatoes)

large pinch of salt & pepper to taste

Method

In a pot, bring the chopped new potatoes to boil, then simmer for a further 10 minutes

In a large pan fry off the chopped onion and chilli in a pan with a large glug of olive oil

Add the minced cloves of garlic and fry for around 1 minute

Add the chopped fresh tomatoes, then add all the dried spices and fry for around 5 minutes before adding the tinned tomatoes

Pour in ½ the tin of water into the mix (feel free to add a dash more if you like a thinner consistency)

Once the potatoes are soft, add them to the shakshouka then leave to simmer and infuse for another 5-10 minutes

Taste test, adding a little more salt and pepper if needed.

Enjoy!

ras el hanout shakshouka
Breakfast Lunch & Light Bites Recipe

Pickled Cucumber & Hummus Toast

hummus and pickled cucumber toast

As a (self-confessed) hummus addict, there is nothing better than slathering a thick layer of hummus on top of a freshly toasted slice of sourdough. 

 One thing that would make it better is adding pickled cucumber on top! Inspired by Bettina (@Bettinas_kitchen) and her recent cook book release 'Happy Food' I bring you this mouthful of joy. 

 

The pickled cucumbers take only minutes to make and work perfectly in a number of recipes such as salads, burgers or simply with hummus and sourdough like this. 

Ingredients

 

2 slices of sourdough 

3 heaped tbsp hummus 

1/2 cucumber

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

pinch of brown sugar 

pepper to taste

 

Method

 

Using a julienne peeler, peel long-ways down the cucumber and place in a bowl with the vinegar, sugar and add a pinch of salt. Allow to soak for 5 minutes

Pop the sourdough in the toaster 

Lather the hummus over the two slices of toasted sourdough and add the cucumber on top 

Add a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and enjoy! 

 

hummus and pickled cucumber toast
pickled cucumber and hummus toast
Breakfast

Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Ripe Avocado
  • 1/4 Cup of Pomegranate Seeds
  • Sprinkle of Sesame Seeds
  • Squeeze of 1/2 Lemon
  • Himalayan Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Pumpkin Seed Loaf To Toast ( Rye Bread Works Great Too)

Method

  • Place the Sunflower slice on a griddle pan to toast (or simply put in the toaster)
  • Half an avocado, and place into a bowl, mash with a fork and add the salt, pepper and lemon juice
  • Spread the avocado mix onto the rye toast and add the pomegranate & sesame seeds
  • Sprinkle a little more crushed black pepper and enjoy!