Coconut Nog French Toast and a few of my favorite things

Coconut Nog French Toast

Hello there. Today marks my 41st week being pregnant. I have to say that it has definitely been harder dealing with the fact that this baby is taking her time being born. I have cleaned the floors, reorganized some drawers, put up fall decorations, washed laundry multiple times, and more!

I took a picture last night at 41 weeks and it makes it seem that this baby seems comfortable where she is. Can you see all the veins on my tummy? Crazy but I do have thin skin.

Last night we just took advantage of going to the movie theater and watching The Big Year. We were super surprised there were only 2 other couples at a 9pm showing because the movie was very amusing, but then we figured out that perhaps there were not many people because it was PG. You hardly get to see those come out anymore. LOL

41 weeks pregnant

Here are a few things that have been my favorite things of late:

Yoga ball

Raspberry Tea
The yoga ball helps me not to be sitting on a couch and helps me stay flexible while the tea helps prepare me for labor when the time comes. I added 2 cinnamon sticks this morning to continue to help the process.

Again, I woke up feeling hungry and prepared a recipe that a friend suggested I try from the side of the So Delicious Coconut Nog carton. Coconut Nog French Toast. Does that not sound delicious???

I have not had French toast since I was in elementary school when my mother bought me the Nancy Drew Cookbook Clues to Good Cooking. If there is a cookbook you are looking for to introduce your young child, this one is one to look at it. I had lots of fun learning how to cookbook with simple recipes even with a French toast recipe.

Anyway, I decided to use up the rest of our sourdough French bread to make this new recipe and boy was it surprising! You mash bananas and the coconut nog with spices and then cook on a hot griddle until nicely toasted and cooked. I then added sliced bananas and pears, sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled them with agave nectar.

Ryan and I both liked it and deemed that French toast must be prepared a lot more often, at home! :D I finished the rest of the coconut nog with the French toast and am looking forward going to the store and getting another carton. Ask your local grocer to carry So Delicious Coconut Nog for a healthier, lighter version of eggnog. You will not regret it.

Coconut Nog French Toast 

Coconut Nog French Toast

adapted from So Delicious Coconut Nog carton

serves 2

1/2  cup So Delicious Coconut Nog
1 ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 slices day-old Sourdough French baguette, 1/2 inch thick
1 Tablespoon Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread, divided
Maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)

In a pie plate, mash banana with fork and combine the Coconut Nog, banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and 
vanilla until smooth.

Soaking bread for French Toast 

Add the bread slices and allow the bread to soak in the mixture, 3 minutes on each side.

In a non-stick skillet,  over medium low heat,  melt 1/2 Tablespoon of Earth Balance margarine.

Preparing Coconut Nog French Toast 

 Add 4 bread slices and slowly cook until nicely browned on both sides.  Serve with maple syrup or agave nectar and sprinkle with powdered sugar  if desired.

Add more banana slices or other fruit to compliment this lovely breakfast. Thanks So Delicious for a nice recipe! :D


Vegiegail said...

41 weeks? WOW! You look amazing, Noelle! And so does your French Toast! I'm so glad you both enjoyed the recipe! It's a favorite at our house now, too!

The Vegan Version said...

Oh Noelle! It cannot be long now! Your French toast looks amazing!

Veg-In-Training said...

I was a huge Nancy Drew fan growing up. I am living that cookbook! The french toast is yummilicious looking. Hey young lady, time to get out of your mama's belly now!

Barbara said...

That looks incredible! Yes—please let your daughter know your readers are all anxious to meet her!

Bethany S. said...

That looks so yummy!! Do you have the ingredient list for the So Delicious coconut nog? (I tried looking on their site and it's not even announced there yet, and my store doesn't carry it yet.)

Hang in there! Just remember the longer the baby cooks, the bigger it'll be, and bigger babies are so much easier! (not as fragile, reach milestones sooner, etc.) I was overdue with each of mine (10 days, 9 days, and 13 days). They each smiled by 6 days old, and could hold their head up early too!

Bethany S. said...

Oh, never mind! I just tried searching again and found the ingredients on their site. And, darn, can't have it! (Stupid carrageenan--don't understand why coconut milk needs a thickener!!)

Lizzy said...

Oooh, I love the sound of this French toast...yum.! Your little princess cannot wait much longer...can't wait to hear all about her~

Maggie said...

That french toast looks amazing! I love anything coconut and I can imagine that this would be no exception.
The large exercise ball will come in handy after your little one is born too. My husband holding our daughter and bouncing as high as he could was the only thing that would comfort her when she was small! Good luck, nice meeting you and I look forward to hearing more about you, your little one and cooking.

Lauren said...

Sounds wonderful, love coconut, but not sure I could get Coconut Nog over here (UK).

Good luck for when the time comes :)

HiHoRosie said...

I want to try these fun coconut milks! The French toast looks so good (and I bet smells incredible). How fun you had a Nancy Drew cookbook! I read a lot of those books. Love the belly shot!

Lauren (PB&G) said...

I bought some of the nog last night because everyone has been raving about it! I'm saving it for something special but I noticed that recipe on the side and started drooling! Looks like it was DEEEEEELISH!

Monet said...

I'm totally thinking and praying for you. I know that baby will be here soon! In the meantime, stay positive and keep eating delicious food. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday full of laughter and love.

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