Behold, the most epic vegan French toast PB&J sandwich.
Vegan coconut-crusted French toasts, stuffed with caramelized bananas, peanut butter, strawberry jam, granola and raspberries. I told you, it’s epic.
I originally made this recipe for a contest I did with Crofter’s Organics jam. The contest is now live on Instagram, so check it out for a chance to win a Crofter’s gift pack. All you need to do is tell us which sandwich you like best: Mine or Crofters’. It’s that easy.
Now, let’s talk about this sandwich.
Believe it or not, but it’s not as complicated as it looks. Here’s how it goes:
This sandwich is the most incredible sandwich I’ve ever had and I warn you, it’s messy. I recommend eating it like French toast, with a fork. It makes it a lot easier. Just think of it as a stuffed French toast. There’s no going back to the original PB&J sandwich.
Taking the ordinary PB&J sandwich to the next level. This sandwich is made with vegan french toast, stuffed with caramelized bananas, raspberries, granola, peanut butter and strawberry jam. Make it for a special breakfast or have breakfast for dinner. Either way, it makes for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Heat the margarine/butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, coconut and vanilla. Dip the bread until evenly coated and place on the heated skillet in a single layer. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until lightly golden. Set aside.
Meanwhile, prepare the caramelized bananas: Heat the margarine/butter in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Layer the sliced bananas and sprinkle with orange juice. Cook for 2 minutes on each side until caramelized and softened. Set aside.
Spread your desired amount of peanut butter and jam and two of the french toast slices. Top with caramelized bananas, raspberries and granola. Close the sandwich and enjoy immediately.
If you want to skip a step, simply use fresh bananas instead of caramelized bananas.
I don't keep orange juice in the house, so I like to use juice from a fresh orange.
I used salted organic peanut butter, but natural peanut butter will work too.
I used Crofter's fruit-sweetened strawberry jam, but feel free to use your favorite jam.
I made this date-sweetened granola in advance to use in this recipe, but you can use any store-bought granola to make it easier.
This sandwich is better eaten with a fork, like French toasts.