Banana Pecan French Toasts

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Pecan trees come from the central and southern parts of the United States.  This unique nut is a rich source of energy. It is mainly composed of monounsaturated fats like oleic acid. It is, also, an excellent source of the antioxidant phenolic and helps reduce LDL cholesterol. Recent studies found that they remove toxic oxygen free radicals. As other nuts, they are rich in vitamin E. Just be careful with their high fat content that although healthy fats, they delivere many calories into your body.

For this nutty, smoky and sweet french toasts I added a mashed banana to the mixture, basic spices and then, while cooking them, I sprinkled chopped pecans.

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Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            yield: 1 person

1.5 multigrain bread     3egg whites     2oz banana     1/4tsp vanilla     cinnamon and salt to taste     2T chopped pecansWP_20150118_005

Procedure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In a bowl, mash half of the banana. Then, add the egg whites with the salt, cinnamon and vanilla and give it a whisk. Cut the bread slices and with a fork make small holes so that the mixture can penetrate easily. Turn on a skillet and spray it with coconut oil. Sink the breads into the mixture and let them absorb the mixture. Now, put them on the pan and add the chopped pecans on top.

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Let it cook about 1min and a half and flip it. Let cook another minute and a half.

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Put the pieces in a serving plate and repeat the process with the remaining.

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If you have egg mixture left, then make it a scrambled!

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Pour the mixture into the skillet and cook it as you would do with a normal egg mixture. You can use it as a garnish or eat it appart.

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After finishing to cook, cut the half of the banana in slices, add it to the dish and finish it with chopped pecans.

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I did not use agave nor honey, but feel free to use any syrup or sweetner to dip in your french toasts. Since my banana was ripe, it made my breakfast sweet and I did not have to use syrup. I think that coffee syrup will amazingly combine with these.

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You can see the moist bread that cooked tenderly.

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The bananas and pecans flavors pair up harmoniously. They also depend on each other in order to deliver nutrients to your body.WP_20150118_014

Nutritional facts (may vary on the type of bread): 13 g fat     45.54g carbohydrates     22g protein

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