Banana Bread French Toast

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Love banana bread? Try this twist on it with this delicious banana bread French toast. 

One of my favorite things to eat is banana bread, and my family loves it too.

What’s not to like about delicious, moist banana bread? It’s the ideal snack or breakfast on the go. Plus, it uses up any of those bananas that your family begged for and happened to forget about…

French toast topped with bananas and whipped cream.

Even though we really love banana bread, sometimes we don’t remember to eat all of it. That’s where this banana bread French toast comes in!

Banana bread French toast is made the same way you would make regular French toast — just with banana bread.

Add your favorite topping, maple syrup, whipped cream and of course more bananas. Your whole family will love this delicious recipe.

Ingredients for banana bread French toast

Full list of ingredients with quantities is located in the recipe card.


You’ll need:

Banana bread french toast ingredients.

Banana bread – You can use any banana bread recipe you like for this, or buy banana bread at the store. 

Eggs – You’ll need two large eggs for this recipe. Those are standard size eggs.

Milk – You can use 2% or whole milk for this recipe. Skim milk will work too, but it won’t be quite as rich.

I have not tried this with nondairy milk. However, if you use it, make sure to use an unsweetened, unflavored variety, or it will affect the flavor of the french toast.

Sugar – Just a little bit of granulated sugar is added to the custard for the French toast. If you don’t like super sweet French toast, don’t worry; this won’t be overly sweet. However, you can always reduce the sugar or omit it if you really want, since we are working with banana bread rather than plain bread.

Ground cinnamon – I always add cinnamon to my French toast as it adds lovely layer of flavor and it goes really well with the banana.

Vanilla – Use pure vanilla extract if you can!

Salt – Just a pinch of salt will lift up all the flavors.

Butter – We’re going to use butter to cook the French toast. You can use unsalted butter since we’ve already added salt to the custard.

Toppings – Go for the classics like maple syrup, whipped cream, or powdered sugar. I like to offer sliced banana and crunchy toasted walnuts, too. 

How to make this recipe

Slice your banana bread into pieces about ¾ to 1 inch thickness. For this recipe, we only need 4 slices; feel free to double the custard ingredients if you want to make the full loaf.

Sliced banana bread on a cutting board with a knife.

Heat large skillet over medium heat. You can also use an electric griddle set to about 350°F.

In a shallow dish like a baking pan or pie plate, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla until completely blended and a little frothy.

A person dipping banana bread into french toast custard.

Carefully dip the banana bread slices into the egg mixture and turn to coat on both sides. Don’t let it rest too long in the custard, as the banana bread could fall apart if it soaks too long.

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and let melt. If needed, add more to just cover the bottom of the pan when melted.

Once the butter is melted, place the slices of banana bread into the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, until the bottom of the bread is golden brown.

French toast being fried in a skillet.

Use a spatula to carefully flip the banana bread and repeat on the other side. Transfer to plates.

If you’re making a double batch of banana bread, add more butter as needed and repeat cooking until all the french toast is cooked.

Garnish the banana bread french toast with your favorite toppings and serve!

French toast with bananas and walnuts on a plate.

Recipe suggestions

If you like, you could make this recipe with other quick breads, like zucchini bread, blueberry bread, or lemon bread.

Keep in mind that it needs to be a bread that does not have a glaze on the top, or it will make a sticky, melty mess.

Want to add other flavors to the custard? Try grated nutmeg, grated cardamom, or even a bit of grated ginger.

You can also use maple syrup or brown sugar in place of the granulated sugar for sweetness with a deeper flavor.

French toast with bananas and walnuts on a plate.

Storage and reheating

Banana bread French toast is best the day that is made. Because it only makes a few servings, you can just make it when you’re ready to eat. However, if you want to make the whole loaf in advance, or have leftovers, no problem!

Place the cooled banana bread in an airtight container or on a plate covered with foil or plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator and eat within 3 days.

Reheat in the microwave until warmed through, or heat very gently on a low pan on the stovetop to crisp up the edges again.

I have not tried freezing the cooked banana bread french toast, but you can always freeze the banana bread itself, then make the french toast when the craving hits!

French toast with bananas and syrup on a plate.

What to serve with banana bread French toast?

This dish is great for any brunch or breakfast. Round out the spread with some million dollar bacon, a delicious cheese quiche, and maybe pitcher of strawberry mimosas.

You could also serve it simply with sliced fruit and a homemade cold brew coffee or iced shaken espresso!

More French toast recipes you’ll love

Are you craving French toast now? Try some of these other recipes!

My overnight apple cinnamon French toast is great for when you don’t wanna have to do a lot of the work the morning of.

I also love strawberry French toast casserole, full of juicy strawberries. Or go for the unique taste of Bailey’s french toast.

If you have an air fryer, make air fryer french toast sticks, or for a deliciously crispy bite try this crispy granola French toast.

Banana french toast with whipped cream and bananas on a plate.

Make this banana bread French toast for your next breakfast — you won’t regret it!

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French toast topped with bananas and whipped cream.

Banana Bread French Toast

Make this simple banana bread french toast for a delicious twist on breakfast!
Author : Megan Myers
5 from 44 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 539 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Carefully dip the banana bread slices into the mixture, turning to coat well on both sides.
  • Add butter to the skillet, just enough to cover the bottom when melted.
  • Cook for approximately 3 minutes, until the bottom of the bread turns golden brown. Flip the banana bread and repeat on the other side. If the butter ever looks like it might be getting too brown, lower the heat to medium-low and briefly remove the pan from the burner.
  • Transfer to a plate. Serve with optional toppings, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 539 kcalCarbohydrates: 72 gProtein: 12 gFat: 23 gSaturated Fat: 8 gCholesterol: 233 mgSodium: 440 mgPotassium: 268 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 6 gIron: 2 mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate based on online calculators. Any nutritional information found on Stetted should be used as a general guideline only.

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