This Banana Bread French Toast was inspired by a recent visit to a national breakfast chain. I’m not usually a huge fan of this place, but their Banana Bread French Toast with Caramel Sauce was so yummy, I decided to try making my own. And here it is–it’s not hard:
You start with a basic recipe of Banana Bread (I had made a few batches a month or two ago, and stuck several loaves in the freezer–seredipitous bounty!) Slice the loaf into slices about 3/4″ thick.
In a large bowl, mix 4 eggs, 3 cups milk (I used 1%, but any variety of milk will do,) 1 tsp. cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg. Heat an electric griddle to a medium-low heat, or put a frying pan over medium-low heat on the stove. When the pan is hot, spray with a cooking spray. (Refresh the spray as needed during the cooking of the French toast.)
Starting 2 slices at a time, place the banana bread in the egg mix, and allow to soak for a few minutes on each side. Put the soaked bread on the griddle and allow to cook 4-6 minutes on each side (the heat of your griddle or stove will vary WIDELY from mine, so keep an eye on it!) Each side should be a nice toasty brown, and the middle should not be soggy.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream (and in this case, for me, a dollop is a LARGE dollop! 🙂 ) and a drizzle of caramel sauce. I used a wonderful Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce that I found at Trader Joe’s, but also enthusiastically recommend Barb’s amazing caramel sauce.
Warning–this is not your mother’s French toast. It is very, very naughty, and 2 slices are MORE than enough!