Oh, my gosh, has it ever been a busy week around here! I don’t know what happened but it seems like I got hit with three Mondays at once and I thought Friday would never get here. I’m looking forward to this weekend for some rest, cooking fun recipes in the kitchen and watching the Georgia-Florida game on Saturday! GO DAWGS! I have a few new game-day recipes I want to try out on BeeBop and that game will be the perfect opportunity.
And of course you need a substantial breakfast to get you going on game day. That’s exactly what this Banana-Maple French Toast is. Substantial. I used a hearty, whole grain bread with fresh eggs, rich cream and a splash of maple syrup. Just a great Fall morning breakfast.
For this French toast, I recommend a good bakery quality, sturdy whole grain bread. It will absorb the egg mixture without turning to mush like a softer bread might.
Combine your eggs, cream, syrup, vanilla and salt in a flat, wide container large enough to accommodate a slice of bread. Beat it together with a fork or a whisk until it’s well combined. Dip the bread on one side for a few seconds, then turn and dip the second side for a few seconds.
Cook on a griddle or heavy skillet coated with cooking spray. After the toast is brown on one side, flip and cook the second side until golden brown.
Top each serving with half a sliced banana and drizzle with maple syrup.
Whole grain French toast topped with sliced bananas and maple syrup
- 5 eggs
- 2 tblsp. heavy cream
- 2 tblsp. maple syrup (more for serving)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 6 slices hearty whole grain bread
- Cooking spray
- 3 bananas, sliced
- Place the eggs, cream, syrup, vanilla and salt in a flat, wide dish or pan.
- Using a fork or whisk, beat until well combined.
- Heat a griddle to 325 degrees or place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- When the griddle or pan is hot, dip the bread slices, one at a time into the egg mixture. Leave for a few seconds on each side so that the bread absorbs some of the egg mixture.
- Cook until brown on one side. Flip slices over and cook until browned on the second side.
- Top each slide of French toast with half a sliced banana.
- Drizzle with maple syrup.
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More French toast recipes you might enjoy from around the internet:
- Cookin’ Canuck’s Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast
- Creme Brulee French Toast from Smitten Kitchen
- Cranberry-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast on Leite’s Culinaria
- Stuffed French Toast with Brie and Berries from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Recipe Girl’s Pumpkin French Toast
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