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Peanut Butter Chocolate French Toast

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A peanut buttery, chocolatey French toast recipe perfect for your next weekend breakfast.  This vegan French toast also freezes and reheats (in the toaster, for me) beautifully!

PB chocolate french toast 2I know a few people out in this world who do not like eating peanut butter and chocolate together.  I’m looking at you, Erin.  If your thoughts are anything like mine,  you may be wondering how in the heck disliking the peanut butter and chocolate combination is even possible.  But alas, it apparently is.

PB chocolate french toast 4Luckily, I know there are quite a few of you out there like me.  You love peanut butter.  You love chocolate.  And the combination of the two is even better.

What I am trying to tell you is that you are sure to love this peanut buttery, chocolatey French toast recipe!

PB chocolate french toast 3Peanut Butter Chocolate French Toast

Serves 2


1 medium very ripe banana, sliced
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 TB peanut flour (I used PB2)
1 TB cacao powder (cocoa powder works, too)
6 slices of your favorite bread*
nut butter and vegan chocolate chips for topping, optional

*I recommend using thick and/or sturdy slices of bread to ensure that it holds together on the griddle.  I used Ezekiel sprouted bread for my French toast.


1. Combine banana slices, almond milk, vanilla extract, peanut flour, and cacao powder in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

2. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat, and pour French toast batter into a shallow bowl.

3. Dip each slice of bread into the batter and coat both sides.  Using tongs, remove each slice of bread and let any excess batter drip off of the bread into the bowl.

4. Place each slice of battered bread onto the heated griddle.  Cook the French toast for approximately 6 to 8 minutes, or until the bottom of each slice is golden brown.  Flip, and continue cooking an additional 6 to 8 minutes.  If you have a small griddle pan like I do, you may have to do this in two batches.

5. If desired, top your French toast with additional nut butter and chocolate chips.  I used extra peanut butter, but I imagine this would be great with almond butter, too!  Or, you could certainly go more traditional and top the French toast with pure maple syrup.  For the heads up, I personally do not think this toppings step should be optional.

PB chocolate french toastIf you are a sweet breakfast fan like I am, this is your kind of recipe.  But do not fret if you are a savory breakfast lover.  Simply make this French toast for “brinner” or dessert instead.  Or heck, eat it for all three occasions!

PB chocolate french toast 5What is your go-to French toast recipe?  Please share the links in the comments!

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  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 13, 2015, 5:57 am
    i am into sweet breakfast these days, so this is great! Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health recently posted...Blogger of the Week : Shashi @RunninSrilankanMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:12 am
      I definitely go back and forth between sweet and savory breakfasts, but I'd say the sweet ones win out more often!
  • Joanna @Makingmine January 13, 2015, 7:18 am
    Oh yum! I haven't made french toast in FOREVER and I've never made a peanut butter/chocolate version. This sounds like the ultimate breakfast! Brinner might need to happen this week ;) Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...toddler time and snacking smartMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:14 am
      I'll take pretty much any excuse to combine chocolate and peanut butter ;)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 13, 2015, 7:30 am
    The first ever french toast recipe I made myself (on the blog) is my peanut pumpkin french toast! Something about peanut butter and french toast just works like a charm ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:14 am
      It SO does! I also love the peanut butter and pumpkin combination, so I'll have to check that out!
  • Leanne January 13, 2015, 7:35 am
    These look great and I'm sure I will need to make extra as my boys will likely devour them. Thanks.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:17 am
      Thanks, Leanne! I hope they enjoy it... and you too! ;)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies January 13, 2015, 7:39 am
    I'd say it's crazy to not love PB + chocolate, but I have a friend who doesn't like PB + J. Apparently people are picky about their peanut butter, but I'll take it anyway I can have it. This french toast sounds like a healthy way to get a dessert fix! Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Grilled Avocado Sandwich + A Cookbook Review and Giveaway!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:19 am
      I'll eat it pretty much any way that I can, too! I almost think it is even more crazy to not like PB + J than it is to not like PB and chocolate. SO wrong! ;)
  • Alli O January 13, 2015, 8:07 am
    This has me drooling. Unfortunately I can't eat it now (diet restrictions for health reasons) but I think this may just be one of the first meals I make when I can have it again!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:19 am
      Aww, bummer! I hope you are able to try it soon :)
  • Isabella @ LaBellaVidaDesign January 13, 2015, 8:26 am
    It should seriously be illegal for something to look THIS good. :) My first time making french toast was a disaster (then again, I was 8) and I've never tried it since. I think I'll whip together a sweet brunch this Sunday with this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing, Hannah!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:26 am
      Oh, you definitely need to give it a go! French toast is one of those breakfast foods that is pretty easy to make if you have a little patience. One other tip: Make sure you pick a sturdy bread so that it doesn't get too soggy and fall apart on the griddle. Good luck!
  • Jenn Stanley January 13, 2015, 8:32 am
    Wow! These look spectacular, I also love that they are vegan, so I can be a friendly host when I have my vegan friends over for brunch. :) Must pin this and save for later! Jenn Stanley recently posted...Milton's Velodrome has gotten me PUMPED for Pan Am/Parapan Am!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:25 am
      This would be PERFECT for brunch, and it is great since you can cater to pretty much any dietary needs!
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog January 13, 2015, 8:33 am
    This has three of my favorite ingredients in one of my favorite dishes! YUM! Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...Leopard WedgesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:20 am
      It sounds to me like it is meant to be, don't you think? ;)
  • Linda @ Veganosity January 13, 2015, 9:01 am
    Wait - what - there are actually people who don't like peanut butter and chocolate together? What are they, nuts? Sorry, I couldn't resist. :) This looks very decadent and delicious. Great recipe. Linda @ Veganosity recently posted...Skillet Fried Potatoes with ChivesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:20 am
      My thoughts exactly!!! But hey, I guess that is more peanut butter + chocolate for us! ;)
  • jess meddows January 13, 2015, 9:05 am
    Peanut butter & chocolate is one of my favourite combinations - I make half of my smoothies like that! :) And it does sound like a delicious twist on the vegan french toast I make too :D jess meddows recently posted...Good Morning Chiang Mai Tropical Inn ThailandMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 9:21 am
      This may be hard to believe, but I have never tried a peanut butter and chocolate smoothie. What all do you put in yours? It sounds awesome!
      • jess meddows January 13, 2015, 9:25 am
        I just use a frozen banana, a couple of cups of almon milk, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a tablespoon of raw cacao powder, and maple syrup. SO YUMMY hehehe :) I think most people don't make it with bananas, but I'm obsessed with them :D jess meddows recently posted...Good Morning Chiang Mai Tropical Inn ThailandMy Profile
        • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 10:08 am
          Ahh, that sounds SO good! I LOVE frozen bananas in my smoothies, so I would totally add them too!
  • Teffy January 13, 2015, 6:40 pm
    Oh how I love french toast!! It's actually the typical Christmas morning breakfast for me, so it holds a dear place in my heart! Love the idea of adding the banana to the batter, sounds so delich! {Teffy's Perks} X Teffy recently posted...Caramel + Peanut Butter Cups (Best.Thing.Ever!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 8:43 pm
      That sounds like the BEST way to start out Christmas morning. I need to get in on that tradition!
  • Liv @ Healthy Liv January 13, 2015, 7:20 pm
    I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together! ice cream, pb cups...but I'd never thought of it in french toast form. You're a culinary genius, Hannah :) Liv @ Healthy Liv recently posted...Sister Post: Cross & Strength TrainingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 8:22 pm
      Haha, I don't about that Liv... but thanks for the compliment! ;)
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate January 13, 2015, 7:49 pm
    This is genius! We have no food in the house except basically these ingredients (and a few bottles of wine) since we are leaving for Mexico soon-- this might just have to be dinner tomorrow! :) Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...My Favorite Wine For Under $5My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 8:23 pm
      This would be perfect for brinner! And dessert! You can have both at once ;)
  • Cailee January 13, 2015, 8:08 pm
    YUM!! This looks so good!! I love making gluten free french toast... but I've never been able to make it vegan! :) This is great!! Cailee recently posted...Hello Healthy Yogurt!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 8:41 pm
      Thanks Cailee!! Give it a try! I'm sure it would work just as well with gluten free bread :)
  • Farrah January 13, 2015, 8:20 pm
    I really need to go get some peanut flour! <3 This looks amazing! I love French toast. :D! Farrah recently posted...Vision BoardMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 8:42 pm
      Yes you sure do! It is awesome to bake with!
  • Shantha January 13, 2015, 8:29 pm
    Peanut Butter+ Chocolate = LOVE! You made the world a much better place with this recipe :).
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 13, 2015, 8:42 pm
      I happen to think so too, Shantha! I hope you give it a try!
  • Jessie January 13, 2015, 10:37 pm
    Recipe is pinned & bookmarked to have for breakfast this upcoming week!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 14, 2015, 7:34 am
      Yay!! I hope you love it!! :)
  • Alissa Apel January 15, 2015, 10:31 am
    You had me at peanut butter. Then French Toast made me really want to try this! I imagine that almond butter would work to. After that major almond butter recall there has been less of it in the stores. I'm ready for it to make a come back! Alissa Apel recently posted...The Best Breakfast CookiesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 15, 2015, 1:18 pm
      ME TOO! It is always so sad when AB is hard to get, especially because it usually ends up being even more expensive when you find it :(
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes January 15, 2015, 2:56 pm
    Peanut butter + chocolate? YES PLEASE! This sounds so good. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...Vegetable Alphabet SoupMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 15, 2015, 4:09 pm
      It is one of the best combos, don't you think? :)
  • Deryn @ Running on Real Food January 20, 2015, 5:53 pm
    I haven't had french toast in years!! I think I need to bust some out this weekend and this looks like a good place to start :) I'm all about the sweet breakfasts and PB + choc is obviously the best! Thanks. Deryn @ Running on Real Food recently posted...Easy Vegan Butter ChickenMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 24, 2015, 4:25 pm
      I think you need to, too, Deryn!! Let me know if you try the peanut butter and chocolate yumminess!

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