Banana Bread French Toast

I recently made a big batch of Banana Pecan “Muffin” Bread and it was delicious. But then i had an idea on how it could become even MORE delicious. Turn it into french toast! How could a soak in egg and milk, a quick fry in butter, a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dousing of pure maple syrup be a bad thing for leftover banana bread? Tell me how! Anyway… it was delicious. I’m thinking that this application would be an excellent way to use up any quick bread you have lying around that has been sitting out for too long (IF it ever lasts that long lol).

Another thought: if you’ve ever bought a loaf of quick bread at a farmer’s market or even the grocery store with high hopes only to get home and find that it wasn’t really that good after-all (and i assure you my banana muffin bread will NOT make you feel this way, just saying)- don’t throw it away! Make french toast with it! After-all, you are adding more moisture and flavor through this process so use less than perfect bread and turn it into something glorious. Or use amazing bread and make amazing french toast. 🙂

banana bread french toast

banana bread french toast

Banana Bread French Toast


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp half and half or whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 8 1-inch slices banana bread (or whatever quick bread you have)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving


  • in a medium sized shallow dish or bowl whisk together the eggs, half and half (or milk), vanilla, cinnamon and nutmet
  • place 2 slices of bread in the mixture and allow to soak for about 2 minutes per side. remove to a plate until ready to cook and repeat with remaining slices
banana bread taking a soak

banana bread taking a soak

  • heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat
  • melt 1 tbsp of the butter
  • when the butter is melted add 4 slices of soaked banana bread and cook until golden brown on both sides (about 5 minutes per side)
french toast cooking

french toast cooking

  • remove bread and cover with foil to keep warm. (if you are cooking more than 2 batches, keep your french toast warm in a 250 degree F oven to prevent it from getting soggy. place a cooking rack on a baking sheet and place french toast on the rack and keep tray in the oven until ready to serve.)

  • serve with butter, powdered sugar and/or maple or fruit syrup. whatever you prefer 🙂

I have something to admit: I planned on serving my french toast with a caramelized banana sauce but I got impatient and rushed the caramel and ended up burning it. So that ended up in the trash much to my dismay. I loved this french toast just the way I ended up serving it but if you want to dress it up, try making a caramel sauce with brown sugar, butter, vanilla and sliced ripe bananas. Just be patient because otherwise you will make the same mistake I did!


4 responses to “Banana Bread French Toast

    • thanks mary ann. one of these days… just need to figure out how and on what to focus myself… i love so many things culinary, it is difficult to choose exactly what i want to do with it! i think that’s what i’m having the most trouble with…

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