Egg-Free French Toast


My idea of an active rest day yesterday morning involved experimenting with Egg-Free French Toast.

egg free french toast

Under all of that peanut butter is Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread cooked French toast style.

I learned the other day that 1/4 of a banana = one egg when substituting in recipes.

If you knew about this substitution ratio and didn’t tell me, that was not very polite.

I don’t eat eggs very much anymore which I think we have discussed but maybe we are due to discuss again. Putting it on my list.

I really enjoyed how the French Toast came out and plan to make it again this morning.

I would share a recipe but it’s not really a recipe. Basically, all it involves is mashing the banana, adding a drop of nondairy milk to keep it Vegan (or just use whatever milk you have on hand if you aren’t Vegan) and coat your bread.

I will keep playing with this French toast and if I perfect it any further, we will discuss with photos and more details.

Next on my active rest day list was to tackle and organize the art supplies.

art supplies

It’s been on my mind to clean some stuff out and reorganize but I always know once I get started, I can’t stop.

When I saw exactly what I had going on in the supply drawers, buckets and bins, I briefly contemplated selling all of the unopened packages of pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks and crayon boxes on some sort of school supply black market.

school supplies

Then I realized that every house needs an overabundance of art supplies including 9,569 loose crayons in addition to the I’m-afraid-to-even-admit-to-how-many unopened crayon boxes just in case of an emergency project, hurricane, snow storm or if you suddenly have a room full of toddlers and need to entertain them.


Fun fact: I always wanted to be an elementary art teacher but didn’t actually want to be a teacher so instead I surrounded myself with school supplies, art supplies and started my son on art projects (even let him paint in the house!) at a super young age.

When he entered preschool, I somehow worked out an arrangement where I created and taught their art program both for the school year and summer program. Oh, and a cooking class too. That was fun.

You should know that I did throw a lot of stuff out which is such a good feeling but I couldn’t part with the unopened jars of fresh Play-Doh.

play doh

Not the best colors which must be why we never opened them but I am still excited and hope my son doesn’t think I am insane since he isn’t exactly of Play-Doh age anymore but neither am I so what’s the difference.

The stuff is ageless in my opinion.

Anyway, I am looking forward to getting outside for an easy run this morning since this weekend will involve a lot of running and I don’t want to get tired before that even happens.

Since I signed up for the Runner’s World Hat Trick of races which includes a 5K followed by a 10K one day and a Half Marathon the next, I want to mimic those miles this weekend.

I won’t run at a race pace but I do want to introduce my legs to running thirteen miles after running almost ten the day before.

I have done back-to-back ten-mile runs on more than one occasion and have run thirteen miles on one day followed by six or seven the next day a few times too.

Should be fun!

And, in case you are wondering, I keep checking the mail for the arrival of my Pure Barre DVD’s. I really can’t wait to get started as I am in slight withdrawal without the class.

I have been doing the core work routine and some of the other lifting, toning and burning exercises to the best of my ability on my own but the videos I am sure will push me harder.

Have a terrific weekend!


Do you have a thing for art and school supplies like me?

Do you have any closets and drawers to clean out which you keep putting off?

What are your running plans for this weekend?

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  • Tina Muir August 22, 2014, 6:41 am

    Awww I would have loved to see you as an elementary school teacher. I could see you doing that 🙂 Maybe someday you will? I have lots of art supplies for my non existent kids, I think it is just cause I love the colors. Exciting about the hat trick, I am sure you will do well, sounds like it is gonna be a great event!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 22, 2014, 2:47 pm

      Too bad you aren’t running the races too! Would have been fun. And nah, in theory the art teacher thing was lovely but I really have no true desire to be a full time teacher. My son is enough for me!

  • Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy August 22, 2014, 7:13 am


    …until I saw you used a banana. You can also use applesauce, no?
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 22, 2014, 2:46 pm

      You may be able to although I don’t know if that would be too soggy? While banana can be soggy, it has a certain firm/thick quality to it which helps for the French toast.

  • Jaclyn @ Bumpsweat August 22, 2014, 7:39 am

    I did a bunch of deep-cleaning recently with all the nesting, but for whatever reason, i keep putting off cleaning the bassinet. Maybe that’s why she hasn’t come yet 😉
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 22, 2014, 2:45 pm

      Ha and if it were me, my luck would be because I didn’t clean the bassinet, the baby would arrive early!

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe August 22, 2014, 8:08 am

    I didn’t know that (the thing about the banana)–super interesting. I always thought about it more with regards to substituting for butter and stuff. Hmmf. I totally used to have an art drawer, and I’ve kept some of the things–mostly things for architecture purposes, not playdough and such.
    Would you consider going back to school to become a teacher?
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 22, 2014, 2:44 pm

      I had never known you could sub banana for the egg in French toast either. I always just subbed in banana to baking recipes…As for going back to school to be teacher, not a chance. In theory it was lovely but I really have never had a desire to have a full career as a teacher which I guess is good because teaching jobs in NY are few and far between.

  • Ashley @ kickashmom.com August 22, 2014, 8:22 am

    That’s a lot of miles in two days! I laughed about the being a teacher because I did the same thing. don’t have my supplies anymore though with all the moving I’ve done.
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 22, 2014, 9:17 am

    You would have made an awesome elementary art school teacher 😀 I thought about going into teaching before, and if I was going to do it, it would definitely be in elementary school. That way I could play with peoples’ kids without having to have my own 😉 And eggless French toast sounds good to me, considering I’m not a huge fan of the traditional kind.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 22, 2014, 2:42 pm

      I was shocked to learn you can replace the egg in French toast with banana. I really liked it.

  • Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily August 22, 2014, 1:18 pm

    The desk that my kids use is one giant junk drawer! The first day of school will be me cleaning that beast out and throwing stuff away while they aren’t here to protest 😉
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  • lindsay August 22, 2014, 3:27 pm

    two things i am craving now.. pb french toast (trying it eggless) and new markers.. haha the kid in me!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 23, 2014, 3:20 pm

      Love a fresh box of crayons or markers (obvious from the pictures, I am sucker when they go on sale lol)…The eggless French toast is good. It is different than making it with traditional egg, but I think I really like it as another breakfast option.

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven August 23, 2014, 9:52 pm

    In the fall I like to use a little bit of pumpkin and ground oats to coat my french toast! Works like a charm! I like to believe that they way some people react to Staples is how I feel when I walk into William’s Sonoma. I get crazy over plates and food processors while other people love their highlighters and sharpies!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 24, 2014, 6:05 am

      I love pretty plates. If you only saw my dessert plate and ice cream bowl collection lol. I went nuts when I registered back in the day. There were so many cute patterns…I have done the pumpkin French toast too! So good. I had never known about or thought about using banana though which when I think about it, I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me.

  • Kennedy Cole@KCole's Creative Corner June 16, 2015, 10:50 am

    You must be so brave as to clean those art supplies! And I love the idea of an eggless French toast.

    I recently made a cooking and baking blog, too.
    I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out!
    Thanks so much!
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