Banana French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

IMG_3409Hello there–  Oh bananas.  They’re the perfect ingredient.   From your first peanut butter & banana sandwich moving up to baking banana bread  and on to banana cream pie.  And have you made “Bananas Foster?”  They add their creamy sweetness to everything.  You gotta love ’em.  So here’s yet another recipe made even better by those old friends– bananas!

BANANA FRENCH TOAST
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk or half & half
1 large banana, smashed to a paste
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 loaf unsliced french bread*
maple syrup & chopped almonds to finish it off

Cut the bread into nice substantial slices.  Beat together the eggs, milk, banana, vanilla and brown sugar in a shallow bowl.  Dredge the bread slices in the egg mixture and brown both sides on a flat grill plan sprayed with cooking spray (or melted butter if you’re feeling luxurious).

CARAMELIZED BANANAS
4 tab. butter
4 tab. brown sugar
4 bananas, sliced into rounds

Heat the butter and brown sugar until it’s starting to bubble and all melty together.  Then add in the banana and stir until it’s thickened to nice gooey coated bananas.  Just needs to cook a couple minutes.  Spoon it over your french toast.  Add maple syrup and chopped almonds if you want a bit more sweetness and crunch.  Enjoy!

*I like sour dough loaf for french bread–has a nice tang to cut all the sweetness I pour on with that maple syrup.  Mmm.

5 thoughts on “Banana French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

  1. I had this as a nice breakfast this morning & my husband Peter & I both loved the fab flavours & textures going around in this tasty recipe! It was the max! 🙂 MMM Thanks again, sweet Rhonda! 🙂 xxx

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