It is Saturday morning and the coffee is on and you are hungry. What to fix for breakfast? There sits a couple of bananas and a half a loaf of home bread about to go stale. Why not banana french bread. It is easy and you have a few eggs in the refrigerator. It is yummy and fits into your diet. Just get out the non stick skillet and the vegetable spray to get started.
Banana French Toast
- 1 banana mashed
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of flavoring (vanilla, butter, caramel, banana or walnut)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Cut banana into small pieces into a mixing bowl. Mash on slow speed until mashed. Add rest of the ingredients and mix on medium speed until blended. Spray griddle or skillet and heat on medium heat. When hot, dip bread into banana mixture using your hand to hold the bread together making sure both sides get covered. Lay on hot pan carefully. Brown on both sides. This should make enough for 2 people.
I like to double the amounts of the recipe to make more than I need. It freezes well. Just lay cooked toast on a small cookie sheet and freeze, then place in freezer bag for later meals. The frozen toast can be heated in the oven or microwave. It really doesn’t need syrup because the banana makes it sweet so it fits into many diets. My family likes syrup no matter what kind of french toast I make.
Last weekend my local PBS Create channel had a cooking show on that featured french toast. The cooks there were testing all kinds of bread to see which was the best for french toast. French toast has always been away to use up bread that was going stale or was stale not so much a gourmet food. Just old fashion comfort food and a way to stretch a food budget. Well my breakfast is getting cold. Thanks for stopping in.