This bananas encourage french toast is a delightful combination of the iconic New Orleans dessert and a decadent breakfast dish. It’s a perfect treat for special occasions or a casual weekend brunch!
We are obsessed with our bananas. Caramelized bananas are heaven on earth. They looked like the perfect addition to French toast!
The star of this dish—bananas foster—creates those delicious caramelized bananas that you layer on top of your French toast. They are a match made in heaven!
What’s in Bananas Foster French Toast
Fortified Banana French Toast may sound fancy, but it’s actually made with basic ingredients you’ll likely already have in your kitchen.
We used sourdough for the bread as it is sturdy enough to hold the rich sauce without spoiling. It is then dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk, mashed ripe bananas, cinnamon and salt for a flavorful and delicious French toast.
You will also need sliced bananas (can be fresher), salted butter, light brown sugar and brandy to make the incredible banana sauce. It’s buttery, sweet, and has a hint of cognac for a touch of sophistication… because it LOVES you.
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Variations and Substitutions
Yeast bread: Brioche bread, challah bread, Texas toast, or any stale bread would make great substitutes for this decadent French toast recipe. However, regular bread would work too!
Milk: Any milk would work in this recipe, whether it’s dairy or plant-based. Just make sure you use unsweetened, unflavored milk.
Eggs: For a vegan version, you can use flax eggs instead of regular eggs. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Flavor additions: If you want to add a little extra flavor and texture, try adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or ground nutmeg to the cream mixture. You can also sprinkle some chopped pecans or walnuts on top.
Storage instructions + freezer
Store any leftover bananas in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
to freeze Place in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
What to Serve with Bananas Foster French Toast
This banana french toast recipe works as both a delicious breakfast and a decadent dessert. If you have a great brunch on your horizon, you can also dine like royalty with some other epic breakfast dishes! Here are our top picks: