I tend to LOVE sweet breakfasts. Give me a stack of pancakes, some french toast, donuts, waffles…whatever. As long as it’s sweet! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good plate of scramble bambles (eggs- as my mom called them) or some crusty hashbrowns, but man, something about a sweet breakfast makes me drool. 🙂
This past weekend, I couldn’t stand it. I had to make some french toast. Not just any french toast, though. I had ripe bananas begging to be cooked into SOMETHING, so I decided to make bananas foster french toast.
Bananas Foster is a very popular dessert in New Orleans. It’s one of those dishes that is a ::must eat:: at Brennan’s Restaurant. They make it right in front of you, and it’s just so delicious. So, I figured this would be PERFECT in french toast, especially for my sweet tooth! You’ll notice that this recipe has no alcohol in it. It still comes out pretty tasty, I promise!
This recipe is another submission for the Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador contest. They will be choosing 6 recipes/bloggers to represent them at the Foodbuzz Fest this year! I made two other recipe entries, which are here and here. As you can tell, the sweet tooth influenced these recipes heavily. 🙂
The verdict? OMG…delicious! It was so easy to put together and the little “muffin” servings help with portion control. That is, until you find yourself eating 3-4 of these with no remorse. 😉
Bananas Foster French Toast “Muffins”
Source: an original
makes 12 servings
- 12 slices Nature’s Pride Honey Wheat bread
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 stick butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 ripe bananas, cut in half lengthwise
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add bread in and break it up into pieces as it absorbs the mixture. Let sit.
- In the meantime, melt butter in a large pan and add brown sugar/cinnamon. Stir until all sugar dissolves.
- Add in bananas and cook them down for a few minutes. Remove bananas from the pan and allow to cool. Set sauce to the side.
- Once the bananas are cool, add them to the bread mixture and mix by hand. Scoop the combined mixture into greased muffin pans and bake for 15-20 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
- Serve with bananas foster sauce on top and enjoy!!
Disclaimer: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker’s Program, Foodbuzz offered a coupon for a free Nature’s Pride product in exchange for making up a little ol’ recipe highlighting Nature’s Pride bread.