Sunday, February 28, 2010

Banana Bread French Toast

Whoa. Remember I tweeted about making some loaves of banana bread last week?! Well, one of the recipients was Johnny's friend and co-worker, Goran (you might remember him from the D.C. trip recaps). He told Johnny that he made french toast with it last time. My eyes nearly bugged out of my head upon hearing this! I had to try it!

All you'll need:
4 slices banana bread, cut in 1/2" slices
2 eggs
~3 Tbsp water

Pre-heat a square frying pan over medium-low heat. The key to any good french toast or pancakes is getting the pan's temperature just right with pre-heating!

In a shallow bowl or pie plate beat 2 eggs with a few tablespoons of water (or milk) to thin out.

Cut your banana bread into four 1/2" slices. (Ok, maybe five slices so you have one to nibble on!)

Soak each slice of bread for a few seconds each side to absorb the egg mixture.

Spray the pre-heated pan with non-stick spray and lay the four slices on, evenly spaced. Cook on medium heat for a minute or two each side until lightly browned and no longer soggy from the egg.

Remove from the pan and place on a plate. Tip: If cooking more than one batch, the perfect place to store the plate is in the microwave! It is an insulated little box that will keep the heat in while you continue with the next batches. Just add each batch to the plate and place in the microwave and close the door until ready to eat! This also works for dinnertime if you are on slightly different schedules and expect to eat a little later.

Served with scrambled eggs, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

Perfect with a pat of butter and some real maple syrup drizzled over top! It took on a delicious new personality. Surprising me the most were the walnuts which toasted from the frying pan's heat and developed a really nutty, full-bodied taste!

Amy at Please Don't Eat Me! gave me a really fun little award! Thanks, Amy!

The "rules"
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.

Ok, let's see how well you know me, which is the truth?!
1. I don't know how to swim.
2. I skipped 2nd grade.
3. I played the clarinet in middle school band.
4. I type 40 words per minute.
5. I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY.
6. My bellybutton is pierced.
7. I wear a size 6 shoe.

Passing it onto:
1. The Diva
2. Biz
3. Laura
4. Allie
5. Sarah
6. Maggie
7. Ally


Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Goran is a genius! That looks sooo good ... the only thing that would make it even better is a few shakes of cinnamon :)

Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...


Fresh Local and Best said...

This French toast looks wonderful.

Laura said...


live pura vida said...

Next time I make banana walnut bread, I am saving some for this purpose. Yummmm.

Emily said...

Mmm that banana bread french toast looks amazing. I can't wait to try it! By the way, I can't swim, I played the trumpet, my bellybutton is pierced and I wear a size 6 shoe as well!

Christo Gonzales said...

this is kismet or something - I was inches away from making banana bread french toast this weekend - I have a banana bread that needs attention and this was going to be the attention - good job.

sophia said...

#4!! yes?

Simply Life said...

ooooh wow! that looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious Christina!! I am going to say that you skipped 2nd grade is the truth!!

Caronae said...

Brilliant weekend breakfast idea. Now I juts need to get my hands on some banana bread. When Lent's over :(

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Thanks for the award! I'll be sure to post it tomorrow:)

LOVE this idea of banana bread french toast, why haven't I thought of this???? I have bananas in my freezer calling my name!

Unknown said...

It has to be given a name in my honor at your future bed & breakfast.

This is the best French Toast I have ever had!

G... :)

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

since you and i are almost exactly alike.. im going to say you playted clarinet?!?!?! hahaha

omg this french toast looks soooo yummy!!!

Christina said...

I'll announce the "truth" in my next post -- keep guessing! :P

But of course Goran! :)

Sherrie said...

Good morning. First of all I have to say, I love your banner, simple and elegant and oh so fun. Today is my first day joining in Tuesdays at the Table and I am having so much looking at all the recipes. I posted my Best Ever Banana Bread recipe to day, and now I am thinking I should go back and add, try it for french toast as well. Thanks for sharing. Please stop over to see my recipe and what extra goodness I add to the bread.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a great idea to use up banana bread - in fact, what a good reason to make banana bread in the first place :) It sounds seriously good, and I will definitely be trying it!

CC said...

I love this idea and it sounds so yummy..this I will definately try.
I love the look of your pretty blog..and all the recipe sharing. I am here via Dining with Debbie and linking in with CrockPot Wednesdays.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I can't believe I never thought of that before!

Now, I have to make another loaf of banana bread!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry I missed this the first time! Thank you!!! And now I can't vote because I already read your answer. LOL