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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.

Bananas Foster French Toast

Serves 4-6     adjust servings

Preparation 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 663kcal Calories from fat 231
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 284mg 95%
Sodium 629mg 26%
Carbohydrate 87g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 25g
Protein 20g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Bananas Foster French Toast
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Adapted from Handle The Heat.




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