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Banana Bread French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Brunch is served with this recipe for Banana Bread French Toast! Made with thick slices of banana nut bread and doused in decadent caramelized bananas, this easy recipe seems too good to be true.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread French Toast, french toast
Servings: 4
Calories: 580kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices banana bread 2.5 cm, at least 1 inch in thickness
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • icing sugar for dusting over French toast

Caramelized Bananas

  • 2 large bananas sliced
  • 2 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed

Instructions

  • In a 8x8 cake pan add the eggs, heavy cream, honey, salt and whisk together well.
  • Place a skillet on your stove over medium-low heat, add 1 tbsp of the butter and melt.
  • While butter is melting soak 2 of the banana bread slices in the egg mixture, turn over after 30 seconds and soak on the other side for another 30 seconds.
  • Once the butter is melted and skillet is hot, add the 2 slices to the skillet and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes. After 3 or 4 minutes take a peek and see if the French toast is golden brown, if it has flip each slice carefully and continue cooking until this side is golden brown, another 3 or so minutes, making sure to watch it closely so it doesn't burn. Remove from skillet.
  • Soak the remaining 2 slices of bread and repeat the process to cook these last 2 slices.
  • In the same skillet, prepare the caramelized bananas. Add the 2 tbsp of butter and wait until it melts then sprinkle the tbsp of brown sugar over the surface of the skillet.
  • Add the banana slices over the brown sugar, and cook for a couple minutes until the bottom of the banana get golden brown. Flip each slice over and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Dust the banana bread French toast with some icing sugar then spoon the caramelized bananas over the slices and serve.

Notes

  1. You can certainly whisk the eggs and the heavy cream in a bowl, but it's easier to soak the banana bread slices in a 8x8 cake pan vs a bowl.
  2. Store leftovers either in an airtight container, a freezer bag, or wrapped in plastic in the fridge up to 2 days. They can be reheated in the microwave, a skillet, or in a toaster.
  3. If you'd like to freeze the leftovers, stack the French toast with a piece of parchment paper between each slice. Store them either in an airtight container or a large freezer bag. They will last up to 2 months. Microwave or a toaster will work best for reheating.
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1503IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg