Two slices of Banana Bread French Toast topped with blueberries and sliced bananas.

Banana Bread French Toast

Have you ever tried making French Toast with leftover banana bread? This Banana Bread French Toast is thick and indulgent, made with slices of our family’s revered buttermilk banana bread.

Two slices of Banana Bread French Toast topped with blueberries and sliced bananas.
Banana Bread French Toast

This Banana Bread French Toast is thick and indulgent, made with slices of our family’s revered buttermilk banana bread. Serve it up for brunch or breakfast with fresh fruit and maple syrup!

Two slices of Banana Bread French Toast topped with blueberries, sliced bananas and maple syrup.

This post first appeared on July 12, 2013 and on Wayfair.com. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen!

“Would you rather…eat infinity snails or infinity slugs?” my son asked me as we walked to the park this afternoon.

“Do I have to pick one?” I stalled.

“Yup, it’s the Would You Rather Game, mom.” (He’s so patient with me.)

“Does it have to be infinity?” (More stalling.)

“Yeah, it makes it funner.” (Obviously. Duh, mom.)

I picked infinity snails. I reasoned that I would cook the escargot in a delicious sauce and that they would be amazing.

Then he asked the next Would You Rather: “Would you rather…eat infinity raw snails with the shells or infinity raw slugs?”

Boys :)

Well, perhaps at breakfast, I should ask them their hearts desire in Would Your Rather form. Would you rather…banana bread or French toast? But in this case, they wouldn’t have to pick. They could have both.

Banana Bread French Toast

Need to use up some leftover banana bread? Made with slices of my family’s favorite Buttermilk Banana Bread, this Banana Bread French Toast is a decadent way to start your day. Serve it with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup for a special weekend breakfast (or brunch) treat.

Care for a bite? Find the recipe below!

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Banana Bread French Toast

Have you ever tried making French Toast with leftover banana bread? This Banana Bread French Toast is thick and indulgent, made with slices of our family’s revered buttermilk banana bread.
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 321kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 slices day old banana bread (use my Buttermilk Banana Bread recipe)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup for serving
  • Fresh fruit for serving

Instructions

  • Whisk together the eggs, half and half, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Dip slices of banana bread in the mixture, coating on each side. Do not let the bread get too soggy, several seconds on each side should do. Set aside in a dish, or if possible, on a rack set over a dish.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Melt one tablespoon of butter and spread to coat the pan. Add two slices of the prepared banana bread and brown on each side. Continue with the remaining slices. Serve immediately with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 667IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Molly B

    This looks amazing! May have to try it out this weekend. And I live your coffe mug! Where did you get it? Thanks for the great recipe!

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  2. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments

    My husband and I used to go to a cafe that made banana bread french toast. I just thought about it the other day, and made a mental note to make it some time soon. Yours looks delicious, and I love the mug in the background, too! :)

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    • Liren

      Ah, it’s a sign, Marcie! Perhaps this weekend, you’ll have some time to make it! And thank you, that mug is my favorite – it brings a smile each morning :)

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    • Liren

      LOL, though escargot can be heavenly, I do think I’ll opt for French Toast, too :)

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    • Liren

      As much as I’d like to think I will eat just about anything, I do think I draw the line at slugs :)

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    • Liren

      Thanks, Jocelyn! I do love this version…the hard part is making sure you have enough leftover banana bread!

      Reply
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