Put together a deliciously sweet weekend brunch with this recipe for Chia French Toast with Caramelised Bananas, topped with Maple Syrup

Makes 4 servings | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes



chia french toast bananas maple syrup brunch

For the Batter

  • 1 ½ tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened vegan milk (we used soy)
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cardamom (optional)



  • Mild flavoured oil and vegan butter for frying.
  • 4 thick slices of rustic, crusty bread (slightly stale works best)
  • 2 just ripe bananas
  • Maple syrup, vegan butter and icing sugar to serve



  1. Mix together all the batter ingredients in wide bowl and leave to thicken in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  2. When the batter is ready, take out of the fridge and heat a wide frying pan on a medium high heat.
  3. Add a tablespoon of oil and a teaspoon of butter to the pan, and begin to dip the slices of bread into the batter, one at a time, leaving each slice to soak for 10 seconds or soon each side.
  4. Lay the soaked bread carefully into the pan and cook, turning every few minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  5. Slice the bananas into ½ cm rounds and add to the pan with an extra teaspoon of butter for the last 5 mins of cooking time.
  6. Serve the toast with the banana slices, a drizzle of maple syrup and a light dusting of icing sugar.


Nutrition (per 100g)

Calories: 142 | Carbohydrates: 24.0g | Sugars: 7.9g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturates: 0.6g | Protein: 4.7g | Salt: 0.35



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