Saturday, June 12, 2010

Banana French Toast

I LOVE French Toast. I could probably eat it everyday! The other morning, I found myself standing in my kitchen, craving a yummy, filling breakfast and I noticed a bunch of bananas in the fruit bowl. And Voila! Within just a few minutes I sat down at my kitchen table and devoured a generous helping of Sweet Banana French Toast.

Here's my recipe:

(for a single serving)


approx 2 Tbspns of butter or margarine (I use nucoa because it's dairy free margarine but behaves just like butter in cooking and baking)
1 Tbspn of sugar cane syrup such as Lyle's Golden Syrup
Approx 2 Tbspns of brown sugar
2 bananas
3 slices of bread (I like multi-grain bread for French Toast)
1 egg
1/4 cup - 1/2 cup of milk (I used rice milk because we rarely have Cow's milk in the fridge but we always have rice milk)
Cinnamon (to taste) -- may 1/2 tspn? I don't know, I just sprinkled it in without measuring ;)

In a small saucepan (that's a pot for those of you who may be cooking challenged ;) - Seriously, my husband was following a recipe once and he asked me what a saucepan is. So, now you don't need to ask, I've told you...) melt butter or margarine over low to medium heat. You want it to melt slowly, not simmer (bubble) or it will burn. While it starts to melt, add the sugar cane syrup, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Cut one banana in half. Mash one half of that banana and add it to the saucepan.

Slice and coarsely chop the remaining half of the banana and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a bowl wide enough to lay your bread in, combine 1 egg (crack it open first, of course), milk and cinnamon. Use a fork or a whisk to mix them well.

In a skillet (a.k.a, frying pan) melt 1 Tbspn of butter. Place one slice of bread into your egg/milk mixture and dip it so that it is fully coated in your egg/milk mixture (you may have to flip your bread to coat both sides) then lay the bread in the skillet and cook for a minute or 2 until the egg is cooked, then flip and cook the other side. Remove the cooked piece of French toast from the skillet and set aside. Repeat with your other slices of bread.

Once all slices are cooked, stack them on a plate and pour the banana syrup over the bread, top w/ sliced banana and enjoy!


Jaana said...

That looks delicious!!!!! I'm definitely going to try it!