Bananas Foster French Toast #BrunchWeek

Bananas Foster French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week.

Today I have a special recipe for you.

It’s so incredibly delicious and sweet it will blow your mind.

You all know I’m all about blowing your mind.

And your taste buds.

This is sure to do both.

I would have never considered myself a French Toast lover. I make it all the time for the boys in the household, yet I never really cared for French Toast. Then last year I went to a conference and had Bananas Foster French Toast.

My life has never been the same.

I mean look at this stuff. 

Bananas Foster French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Warm, ooey, gooey, sticky bananas over top off sweet, cinnamon-y bread.

It’s like heaven…

on a plate…

I cannot get enough of this stuff.

So if you’re looking for a recipe to impress your mama on Mother’s Day this is the one for you.

And you’re mama!

Bananas Foster French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Bananas Foster French Toast #BrunchWeek
 
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Fabulous and simple recipe to make Bananas Foster French Toast at home.
Serves: 6 slices of french toast
Ingredients
For the Toast Portion:
  • 6 slices of baguette
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon of Roasted Saigon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (vanilla brown sugar if you have it)
  • Dash salt (vanilla salt if you have it)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
For the Banana Portion:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 banana, cut into slices
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar (vanilla brown sugar if you have it)
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
For the Toast Portion:
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Take a cookie sheet and lay parchment on it, then place a wire rack over that. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine eggs, milk, roasted saigon cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour half the mixture into a shallow pan.
  5. Take your bread and soak it for a minute or two in the mixture, then turn over and soak the other side. Place the bread into a spare casserole dish over rimmed sheet. Repeat until you soak all 6 pieces. Then pour the remaining half the mixture over top. Let it soak in.
  6. In a pan over medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter, then add 2 slices of bread. Cook on each side till lightly browned.It should take about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place the slices on the rack on the cookie sheet. Repeat until all 6 slices of bread are cooked. Then slide the cookie sheet with the toasts inside the oven to keep them warm until the bananas are cooked.
For the Bananas:
  1. In a medium to large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the bananas and cook them until they brown, which takes about 2 or 3 minutes.
  2. Add the orange juice, brown sugar, water, extract and walnuts.
  3. Cook on medium high for about a minute then reduce to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes.
Putting it all together:
  1. Take the cookie sheet with french toast out of the oven.
  2. Place slices on plates.
  3. Top with bananas foster mixture.
  4. Serve with a big old sweet smile!
Notes
Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

Bananas Foster French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Stop by all the other Brunch Weekers to see what they cooked up for you:

Beverages

Watermelon Rosemary Champagne Cocktail by Vanilla Lemonade
Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail by Rachel Cooks
Strawberry Rose Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Mocha Frappuccino by Around My Family Table
Pineapple-Basil Tea by The Kitchen Prep

Eggs

Tomato and Mozzarella Quiche by Love and Confection
Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelette by Katie’s Cucina
Asparagus and Bacon Quicheby Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Bacon Canapés with Oranges and Maple Yogurt by Cook the Story
Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini by Sweet Remedy
Pancetta Wrapped Chicken by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums

Spinach and Goat Cheese Muffins by Culinary Flavors
Overnight Blintz Bake by White Lights on Wednesday

Desserts

Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Katie’s Cucina
Mrs. Lund’s Fresh Plum Cake by The Vintage Cook
Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake by Take A Bite Out Of Boca
Strawberry Scones by Kokocooks
Strawberry Mascarpone Tart by Kelly Bakes

Fruits and Veggies

Honey-Watermelon Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Bananas Foster French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Make sure you stop by to see my Candied Bacon post to learn how to make candied bacon. Seriously yummy and addictive.

Disclosure: I received a bag of California Walnuts to try out. I loved them so much I used them in this recipe. Just for the record this is the only thing I received as a gift for Brunch Week. And by now you know if I don’t like something I’d totally tell you. It’s how I roll. There was no compensation paid to me for Brunch Week. It’s just a fun event I wanted to participate in. 

The #BrunchWeek sponsors are:

California Walnuts

Lodge Cast Iron

Flavors of Summer

Black Gold Farms

Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper

Bob’s Red Mill

Whole Foods Orlando

Stonyfield Organic

To see a full list of the prizes being offered just stop by the Candied Bacon post, it has photos of all the wonderful prizes.

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Other brunch recipes I love: 

Apple Pull Apart Bread

Turtle Waffles

Banana Sticky Buns

Candied Bacon

Thanks so much for reading. Make sure you tune in from Wednesday to Saturday for more #BrunchWeek recipes.

Toodles and smoochies! xx 

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Comments

  1. says

    French toast with caramelized bananas is one of our favorite weekend brunches! Mine are somewhat similar but I do love some of the special love ingredients you included. I’ve never heard of Roasted Saigon Cinnamon. Where on earth do you get that? And I LOVE the addition of orange and rum in the bananas. Next time I’m making these!

  2. says

    These days I eat basic breakfasts of oats, kiwifruit and milk so this is a little agonising to look at. It looks all gooey and delicious. But I prefer to be comfortable and so I make sacrifices like this. LOL.

  3. says

    This looks sooo good! Would you recommend adding rum (and cooking off the alcohol) to make the bananas more “foster-y”? And I’m totally jealous your sabre spoons.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I can’t have alcohol so I subbed in orange juice. IBS and alcohol do not mix well. But if you can use alcohol by all means add away. I never trust the burn off so I rarely use alcohol in my recipes. I love these spoons, I got them at Gracious Home and luckily they ship to Canada. Score1

  4. says

    Ooo! I’m SO excited about brunch week AND this French toast!! I host a Mother’s Day brunch every year and just today I was thinking about the menu. This will definitely be on it!! I can’t wait to make this.

  5. says

    I have something similar scheduled for later in the week, and seeing this has definitely whet my appetite to get in the kitchen & make it! :) Looks like breakfast dessert… my favorite kind of dish. 😉

  6. says

    Whoa, your French toast looks just terrific, Kim! I could easily eat a bowl of just the banana topping alone! And what a terrific line up for your giveaway…off to enter :)

  7. Kim Porter says

    Bananas foster is one of my favorite desserts! So glad to see this new spin so that I can enjoy it for breakfast, too!

  8. says

    Brunch Week is the best week ever! I could eat brunch any time of day and your bananas foster french toast looks incredible. I often saute bananas in butter and brown sugar to top my french toast so I’m already a huge fan of this dish. I’m definitely going to look for the roasted saigon cinnamon next time I cross the border.

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