The weather is cold and dreary and is there anything you want more than to curl up with Netflix and good breakfast? This brunch is just the thing - homemade banana chocolate chip loaf made even better by coating it in coconut and frying it until crispy. Partner that with some roasted citrus - a fresh, bright addition to the plate that are enriched with the flavours of thyme and lavender. Throw some bacon on the plate, add sparkling flavored water or juice and you have got yourself the perfect Freaks and Geeks marathon companion.
Banana Bread from Post Punk Kitchen
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup margarine, at room temp
3 very ripe bananas, mashed well
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 8×4 bread pan with non stick cooking spray, or lightly coat with margarine.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
Cream together the margarine and sugars. Add bananas, soy milk and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Pour batter into pan. Bake for an hour to an hour 10 minutes.
Let the banana bread cool - making it up to a day in advance is preferrable. When bread is cool, dip the pieces in this mixture(from Where it all Vegan):
1 1/2 cups soy milk
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp sweetener
1 tsp cinnamon
Whisk ingredients together in a bowl. Dip pieces of banan bread into the mixture, then roll into sweetened coconut. Place into an oiled pan or griddle and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side on medium high heat.
Roasted Citrus Recipe from Joy the Baker
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice citrus (like grapefruit, blood oranges, and seedless tangerines) into small wedges. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt and just a touch of sugar. You might even add a bit of dried herbs, like herbes de provence. No biggie.
Roast for 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then serve warm.