So you love french toast, any day anytime. And you enjoy bananas quite a bit as well. Put your hands together and you've got yourself Bananas Foster French Toast! Even if you're not a breakfast enthusiast, this sweet and savory dish will have you yearning for more!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Let's get started!
Step 1: Ingredients
This recipe is in two parts: Bread Soak and Banana Topping
For the Bread Soak, you will need:
French baguette (I get the fresh baked ones from Safeway)
4 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cinnamon (or to taste)
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Banana Topping, you will need:
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Step 2: Prepping Bread
Cut your French Baguette into 1 inch slices (or slightly thinner)
Place slices, face down, in a casserole dish. Ensure that all slices are flush against bottom of dish.
Step 3: Bread Soaking
Mix together milk, eggs, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Give a good whipping, then pour HALF of the Soak onto bread, making sure to distribute evenly over all bread slices
Step 4: Let Stand Then Turn
To ensure that the bread has adequately soaked up enough of the Break Soak, allow to stand for at least one hour (overnight not necessary)
Then flip bread over and pour the remaining Bread Soak on top. Allow to sit for another hour.
When ready, turn oven to 350'
Step 5: Prepping Banana Topping
Pan fry pecan halves for 5 minutes. Then, throw in butter and brown sugar. Allow sugar to melt into butter (about 5 minutes) Then throw in your chopped bananas and stir for 2 minutes. Take off heat and immediately pour over bread slices.
Place casserole dish, uncovered, into preheated oven, set at 350'. Allow to cook for 30 minutes, but check-in at 25 minutes to make sure it isn't crusting too much. (All ovens are different)
Step 6: Take Out of Oven and Enjoy!
The amazing aroma may have you opening your oven earlier, but its worth the wait, I assure you!
Take out of oven and enjoy!
Serves 6-8 adults.