Bananas Foster French Toast

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!

Recipe Rundown
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.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes.

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Bananas Foster French Toast

Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

French Toast:

  • 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

Directions:

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

   

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27 Responses to “Bananas Foster French Toast”

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    Caroline — September 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Woah…this is crazy! Nothing like indulging in dessert for breakfast! And you're totally right…this would be a perfect birthday breakfast!

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    Curt — September 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I could eat that for breakfast, lunch or supper!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — September 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    This looks so delicious! What a perfect Saturday morning brunch. Looks like I just found a use for the bananas ripening on my counter.

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    Steffany — September 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Wow, I want this like RIGHT NOW !!!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — September 10, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Oh yum, Tessa! I can just taste those crispy caramelized edges. :-)

    • handleheat replied: — September 10th, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

      Those edges are my favorite part of French Toast!! :)

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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — September 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

    This looks heavenly!

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    Scott — September 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Could always throw in a bit of rum extract… easily found in the baking aisle.

    • handleheat replied: — September 10th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

      Good point! I don't think I've ever seen rum extract, though I guess I've never really looked.

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    Jessie — September 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    We just made this for breakfast… seriously the best breakfast I've ever had. Thank you!

    • handleheat replied: — September 10th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

      Yay! So happy to hear that

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    Jenn — September 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Oh, I am definitely making this one. I have made bananas foster biscuits before and used rum extract and it was delicious! Rum extract is also delicious in fudge!

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    shaday — September 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Oh, it must be delicious. Perfect breakfast :)

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    Jason — September 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    We made this last Saturday! Absolutely incredible, thanks a bunch!

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    diana — October 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Sure! Let's go for some rum! But at what point should it be added??

    • handleheat replied: — October 2nd, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

      You can add the rum along with the butter and brown sugar :)

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    Michele — October 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    This can be eaten at anytime of the day….it is definitely sweet, but not sickening sweet. I made it last week and it left my crew asking for seconds. Obviously, this will be a keeper for me. It is DIVINE just as described…when you put it all together the flavors blend so well. If you have not made this yet – you need to!

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    Nicole — November 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

    This was SOOO good. What a great recipe it was easy and perfect! I told my friends all about how this was the best french toast I ever had.

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    Steph Cruz — January 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Printing the recipe now…wish I had bananas. Looking forward to Saturday!

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    Morgan — January 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    best french toast i've ever had!

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    Morgan — January 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    best french toast i've ever had!

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    Betty — January 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Good heavens! We just made this for breakfast, and what a way to start a Monday!

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    Soulsby Farm - A Very Small Farm — January 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I'm making this Saturday!

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    Lily — February 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    The first thing that I noticed was the wonderful smell of the spices. Wow! I tried these out today for my late breakfast and I was amazed at how the flavours popped in my mouth! I could taste every single ingredient in the recipe, very, very indulging! It's been 6 years since I haven't eaten French Toast since they don't have it here in Brazil. But this recipe made me feel like I was in the U.S. again! Probably one of my favorite recipes I've ever tried out in my life.

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    Kristen — March 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Found this on Pinterest and made it for breakfast this weekend. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    jessica — July 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Made these for my husband. He loved it! Even my & year old kids ate it and loved it too! thank you! Will definitely make again for the family.

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