Banana Bread French Toast

banana bread french toast
Leah Maroney
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 slices (12 servings)
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Two of the most amazing sweet breakfast treats combine in this super easy french toast recipe....Banana Bread and French Toast!  I love making banana bread with leftover, not fun to eat plain bananas.  I usually use my bourbon banana bread recipe because it makes for a super moist and very flavorful bread.  But, of course any banana bread will do!

The french toast part of the recipe is very simply, eggs, milk, and a little sugar and vanilla.  The bread itself has so much flavor, so you don't need to spice up the egg mixture! Of course, you can spice up the egg mixture if you like!  In my normal french toast, I usually add cinnamon or a little nutmeg!  

I like topping the french toast with powdered sugar, REAL maple syrup (my husband loves the fake stuff, but I just can't do it!), and walnuts.  But you can omit any one of those toppings and make it how you like!  If you don't have any banana bread, you can always use any other kind of quick bread.  A chocolate chip or zucchini bread would work wonderfully with this recipe as well!  

It's important to have your oven at a nice warm temperature of about 250 F.  This way while you are cooking the batches of french toast, you can keep the already cooked pieces warm.  Just place the already cooked pieces on an oven proof plate or pan.  They won't dry out int he short amount of time it should take you to finish cooking the rest of the french toast! I love french toast bakes because the entire dish is ready at one time, but sometimes you just don't think to plan them ahead!!

What You'll Need

  • 1 loaf banana bread (thickly sliced)
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon butter or non-stick cooking spray
  • Garnish: powdered sugar for topping
  • Garnish: walnuts for topping
  • Garnish: maple syrup for topping

How to Make It

  1.  After cutting the banana bread, beat together the eggs, milk, salt, sugar and vanilla.  You may also add a teaspoon of cinnamon if you like.  
  2. Heat a griddle or a large, heavy bottomed skillet on high heat.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray or add a tablespoon of butter.  
  3. Dip a few pieces of the banana bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides.  Place the banana bread facing down on the hot griddle, turn the heat to medium low (this helps prevent the french toast from burning or caramelizing too quickly!) Cook for about 2 minutes per side.  Remove and keep warm in a 250 F oven.  Repeat the cooking with the remaining pieces of banana bread. 
  1. Serve the warm banana bread with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and dash of walnuts.