It’s no secret that I love the flavours of Banana Bread. The combination of banana, nuts and cinnamon, with a little dash of nutmeg is one of my favourite flavour combinations. From my classic Banana Bread recipe, to my Banana Oat Muffins and even my Banana Bread Pancakes, you’ll find this combination in so many of my favourite breakfast and brunch recipes.
Banana Bread French Toast has to be my favourite brunch dish though. Especially when I feel like something sweet. Drizzle over some maple syrup or honey, fresh fruit and nuts and you have the perfect decadent treat to spoil someone special.
All the recipes, including my Banana Bread recipe can be found here on the blog, but feel free to use your favourite homemade or bought Banana Bread.
Banana Bread French Toast
- 4 Slices of Banana Bread Not too thinly cut
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Milk
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Sugar
- Dash of ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil or butter for cooking
- Fresh berries or other fruit for serving
- Honey or maple syrup for serving
- Nuts, rolled oats, cream cheese optional extras
- Slice your banana bread (not too thinly as to avoid breakage or sogginess) and set aside
- Whisk the eggs, sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium flattish/shallow bowl (big enough the dip the slices of bread easily). Set aside
- Heat a large pan, preferably non-stick, on medium high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil
- Dip the bread into the egg mixture, flip over and dip the other side, then place into the pan. Do not soak the bread
- Cook for 2 – 3 minutes a side. I cook two pieces at a time as not to crowd the pan
- Feel free to double or triple this recipe
- I serve mine with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, some roasted nuts and fresh fruit. For the version in the photo I served it with fresh berries and flaked almonds, then also added a little sprinkle of rolled oats, a dollop or two of cream cheese and a drizzle of some berry coulis (sauce) I had in the fridge