Indulgent Banana Bread French Toast With Coconut Cream and Caramelized Bananas

Most mornings, I eat fresh eggs with veggies. But, some days call for a more indulgent breakfast, like this Banana Bread French Toast! Get the recipe.

Most mornings, my family and I opt for a simple plate of fresh eggs with sauteed veggies. But, some days call for a special, more indulgent breakfast, like this Banana Bread French Toast! 

Unlike a traditional French toast, this dish relies on banana bread as the base. Since this popular morning meal is all about the bread, the kind you use makes a huge difference. And, let me tell you, banana bread offers a unique flavor that will have you dreaming of a second slice. If you have a favorite banana bread recipe or boxed mix then great — use that. But, I personally like to cheat and use store-bought banana bread. It saves so much time and tastes just as delicious! 

Amp up the nutritional content of your dish by opting for a gluten-free or grain-free bread and sneaking in some hemp and chia seeds to the milk/egg mixture. Plus, for some Flexible Flips, try this recipe with carrot bread or zucchini bread too! 

Watch

I recently filmed a cooking segment for Good Morning Washington, where I show you step-by-step how to make this drooly meal. Watch the segment now and then go try it!

Banana Bread French Toast Recipe

Banana Bread French Toast

Course Breakfast

Ingredients

For French Toast

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk, Whole, coconut, or almond
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 loaf of banana bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For Banana

  • 1-2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For Toppings

  • 1 can coconut milk, chilled, solids only
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Maple syrup, to taste
  • Assorted berries, to garnish

Instructions

  1. For french toast: whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a shallow baking dish.

  2. Place banana bread slices in the mixture to coat. Then flip to allow the bread to soften, about a minute on each side.

  3. Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet. Add soaked bread slices and cook until the underside is lightly brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook similarly on the second side.

  4. Transfer french toast to a large serving platter.

  5. For bananas: Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel. Heat butter then add banana slices to the pan, cooking on each side for 1 minute until caramelized. Remove and place on platter.

  6. For topping: In a blender, whip coconut cream (remove water) and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over french toast platter. Add a drizzle of maple syrup and finish with a garnish of berries for color.

Recipe Notes

FLIP IT!

Microwave Option: Add one slice of french toast, a few slices of banana and 1 tsp butter to the coffee mug. Drizzle with egg and milk mixture to saturate your slice. Microwave for 1 min then add toppings.
Oven Option: Place all french toast ingredients and banana ingredients in a shallow pan. Bake at 350°F until set, around 25-30 minutes. Finish with topping.
Swap It: Use any other bread! try cornbread or zucchini bread too.