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Bananas Foster French Toast

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French toast is a quick and easy breakfast option and this recipe makes for a special breakfast meal.  I’ve seen a few French toast recipes that call for briefly frying and then baking the toast, which supposedly gives the French toast a less mushy inside and a nice crisp outside.  It works!  The  frying and then baking makes for some terrific toast. Even if you don’t want to bother with the bananas foster topping, try the rest of the recipe and bake the toast.  It’s amazing!

This was a big hit with even the pickiest eaters in our house.  I don’t much care for warm bananas and even I liked it.

Yield: 4-6

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 12 thick slices of Challah or brioche bread
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
  3. In a large, shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and all spice.
  4. Soak slices of bread in liquid mixture until they are well saturated.
  5. Fry slices in batches just until outside is browned, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place bread slices on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake French toast for 12-15 minutes or until nicely browned.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small saute pan, melt better over medium heat.
  9. Add sugar and stir for 1 minute.
  10. Add in bananas and stir to coat well with sugar/butter mixture.
  11. Add cinnamon and stir.
  12. Serve bananas over French toast.
 

Adapted from Handle The Heat.

 

 

 

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