This is one of those recipes that’s so ridiculously indulgent and mouth-watering that I hate to surround it with too many words. Plus, after yesterday’s lengthy, boring post I figured you guys needed a break. So, here is a recipe for possibly the best French Toast I’ve ever eaten. Hope you like bananas! Not that you need to love them, anything doused in brown sugar and butter is bound to be fabulous.
P.S. – Typically bananas foster calls for rum but I figured since this is a breakfast recipe that might be a little ridiculous. Feel free to add some if you desire though!
Taste: The banana topping is deeply sweet with caramel flavors while the french toast itself is caramelized, rich, with a lovely hint of cinnamon. When it all comes together it’s DIVINE.
Texture: The French toast is caramelized at the edges, fluffy inside and the bananas are floating in a thick sauce.
Ease: The French toast only fries on the stove-top for a few minutes before finishing off in the oven, leaving you time and space to make the banana topping.
Appearance: Absolutely, positively mouthwatering.
Pros: Perfect for a birthday breakfast, a special brunch, or just when you feel like indulging.
Would I make this again? Yes.
Bananas Foster French Toast
Yield: Serves 2-3
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 6 thick slices bread
- butter for frying
Bananas Foster Topping:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 bananas, sliced
- pinch cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large shallow bowl or dish whisk together eggs, milk, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Soak bread slices in egg mixture, allowing to absorb as much liquid as possible.
While bread is soaking, heat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat. Melt butter in pan and brown the bread slices, working in batches if necessary. Brown for about 3 minutes per side, or until lightly golden. Place slices on a baking sheet and finish cooking in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until slices have a desired brown color.
While the french toast is in the oven, prepare the bananas foster topping. In a small skillet, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved into butter. Add banana slices to pan, stirring so they are covered in caramel sauce. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon. Bananas are done when they are warmed through. Pour bananas foster mixture over French Toast.
Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat