Banana Bread French Toast is a great way to use up your extra loaves of banana bread or even just a few slices. That unique banana flavor makes this French toast delicious with just some butter and syrup but is amazing with some berries or chocolate chips.
This banana bread French toast recipe uses slices of banana bread from that extra loaf that always gets baked, and then given away. There’s something just so satisfying about biting into that hot, crispy-edged banana bread after it’s been fried in butter. Add in a little maple syrup, peanut butter, or homemade whipped cream, and you’ve got the perfect breakfast.
French toast banana bread is so easy to make because you already have the leftover bread or can whip some up in about an hour with the amazing Easiest Banana Bread Recipe. Look for the secret ingredient in there that will really bring some fun to baking, especially with your kids!
Be sure to cut the banana bread into at least one inch thick slices so they aren’t so thin that they break apart. You can top it with slices of banana or strawberries, or a handful of blueberries or raspberries for a tart pop of flavor that will nicely balance the richer flavors of the syrup and banana.
How to make banana bread French toast
If you already have banana bread prepared, you can make it very quickly. If you still need to make the banana bread, follow this recipe.
Slice the banana bread.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and salt in a deep, wide dish with a fork or small whisk.
Drag one piece of the bread through the egg mixture, then flip with tongs or a fork and drag the other side.
Add butter to the skillet and then gently lay the bread down.
Continue to drag the bread in the egg mixture and lay them in the pan until there’s no more space.
Flip them one at a time when they are golden brown on the bottom.
Put them on a plate, and add your favorite toppings.
What can I top my French toast with?
There are so many options! Here are a few for you to play around with:
- Maple syrup
- Peanut butter mousse (whipped)
- Sliced or whole berries
- Brown sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Hazelnut, chocolate spread (like Nutella)
- Whipped cream
How to store Banana Bread French Toast
Once the French toast has been made, you can save it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just reheat it in the microwave and add your toppings. It may be a bit more limp this way though.
You can also reheat it in your air fryer to get some of that crispiness back and breath some life into the bread again.
If you haven’t made the French toast yet, you can freeze the banana bread whole or sliced and just thaw it when you’re ready to make some.
There are so many different types of bread you can use to make French toast, but the most commonly agreed upon standard is that it’s thick and on the sweet side. This can include Brioche, Challah, Banana, Blueberry, Texas white, French, and many others.
This is a great question, because it’s a common problem that’s easily fixed. If the bread is too moist it will be soggy in the middle even after it’s cooked. An easy way to fix this is to let your bread dry out a bit by leaving it on the counter uncovered for a couple of hours. Also, make sure that when you dip the bread in the egg mixture, you don’t let it soak for too long. (Although some people really enjoy a more relaxed middle.)
This really depends on how each bread is made. If you buy your bread from a store, it will likely have additives and preservatives. While, if you make your bread at home, it will only have the ingredients you put into it. In this way, banana bread can be healthier than “normal” bread.
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Banana Bread French Toast
- 8 banana bread, sliced
- 2 eggs, whole
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Slice the banana bread.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and salt in a deep, wide dish with a fork or small whisk.
- Drag one piece of the bread through the egg mixture, then flip with tongs or a fork and drag the other side.
- Add butter to the skillet and then gently lay the bread down.
- Continue to drag the bread in the egg mixture and lay them in the pan until there's no more space.
- Flip them one at a time when they are golden brown on the bottom.
- Put them on a plate, and add your favorite toppings.
- Serve hot.