Banana French Toast
I’ve got a lot of ripe bananas in the freezer right now, and usually I would make a banana loaf (check out my post on an excellent banana loaf), or I would make some muffins. On this morning though, I decided to go another direction – why not add some bananas to the mixture for the french toast I was going to make for the kids. It worked out well and it was very tasty. Here is what I did:
3 bananas* see tip below
1 1/4 cup milk or light cream (you can add less milk if you happen to get a lot of liquid from the bananas)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1 loaf french bread of your favourite, preferably at least a couple of days old and starting to dry out
Whisk bananas, eggs, milk, brown sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth. Slice your bread into about 1/4″ slices and dunk into liquid mixture until soaked. Warm some oil in a pan or griddle and place the moist slices of bread in. Keep the heat just below medium as there is a lot of sugar from the bananas and they can darken quite quickly. Cook on each side roughly 2 minutes. Serve with butter, syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
* when using bananas in this sort of recipe, it is best to put your ripe bananas into the freezer and pull them out to use. Freezing the bananas will cause them to get very mushy, which is great for baking.