bananas foster french toast easy to make with pecans, brown sugar, bananas, bread, cinnamon, and eggs

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast is a great way to upgrade your regular french toast breakfast. This deliciously sweet dish combines your typical french toast with an amazing syrupy glaze of toasted pecans and bananas. The tasty syrupy glaze is the bananas foster and that is where the magic happens!

You could cook this yummy breakfast on the weekends or if you are hosting brunch at your home. Honestly, you could serve this yummy breakfast during the work week. Your kids would be on a sugar high as they leave for school! Maybe that wouldn’t be fair to their teachers, but your children will love you for making this for them.

Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is a dessert that originated in New Orleans. The dessert consists of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, bananas, and rum. The rum provides a kick in flavor, but it is mostly added so that the dessert can be ignited. It creates quite the display, when restaurants offer this dessert. They typically prepare it table side so that you have the experience as well as the delectable taste.

Not only is the bananas foster delicious by itself, but it is usually served with other desserts. For example, it can be served on top of ice cream. How is that for a spectacular ice cream sundae? It can also be used as filling inside a crepe. Mmm, that sounds so good, I am dying to make this recipe! Finally, you can make this delicious dessert and serve it on top of your french toast! Why the heck not, right? It’s so good and it will really bring your regular breakfast to an extraordinary breakfast!

Ingredients Needed

You will need a good amount of ingredients for the banana foster french toast, but nothing is out of the ordinary. In fact, if you have some very ripe bananas, you can feel good about repurposing them with this recipe! No need to toss them because they are starting to turn brown, they will do great in this yummy french toast!

Here is what you will need:

French Toast

  • 1 loaf Brioche Bread
  • 5 eggs Whisked
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon

Bananas Foster

  • 2 Bananas Ripe, sliced
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Rum Extract

Brioche vs. Regular bread

If you get the craving to cook this bananas foster french toast recipe and you don’t have brioche bread on hand and you don’t have time to go to the store to get it, don’t worry you can still make this breakfast without it. Just substitute the brioche bread with regular sandwich bread and this recipe will still be great! You will need some kind of bread, however. So if you don’t have that on hand, you will be out of luck for the time being!

Brioche bread is the preferred bread for this french toast or any french toast for that matter because it is similar to a pastry. It is a French bread that has a high egg and butter content which give it that rich and fluffy texture. This is the perfect bread to top with bananas foster. It makes it a true dessert-like breakfast. Yum!

Making The French Toast

This recipe is pretty long, however, it is really easy. More than half the recipe describes how to cook French Toast. Therefore, if you know how to make that, you can skip those instructions and go right for the “good stuff”, the bananas foster topping!

French Toast

  • Whisk the eggs in shallow bowl, but medium size bowl.
  • Add milk and cinnamon to eggs and mix well.
  • Place as many pieces of brioche bread that will fit in the dish and turn them to cover both sides.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium low heat.
  • Grease the pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place as many pieces of coated bread on the pan and toast for approx. 3-4 minutes on each side so that they turn a golden brown color. Once done, remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Coat another batch of bread in the egg mixture.
  • Add more butter or non-stick cooking spray, if needed.
  • Toast the new batch of coated bread until golden brown. Remove from heat, when cooked.
  • Repeat this process until all of the bread has been cooked.

Making The Bananas Foster

Here is what you have been waiting for, the actual recipe for the bananas foster topping. You could use this recipe as it is intended and top your french toast with it. Perhaps, you want to take this portion of the recipe and top other things such as ice cream, pancakes, or possibly use it as a filling for crescent rolls. Whatever you decide, this is an easy recipe with unlimited rewards.

Bananas Foster Topping

  • Heat a skillet to medium low.
  • Add the chopped pecans to the skillet and toast for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
  • Add maple syrup and brown sugar to pan. Bring the heat to medium at this point. Mix pecans, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
  • Slice up the bananas and add them to the skillet along with the rum extract and a pinch of salt. Let this simmer for 2 minutes or so. Mix it well so that the bananas are well coated in the sweet syrup so that the caramelize.

Eat Up

I’m a sucker for anything with bananas. I can’t understand how anyone could dislike the taste. I love it! This bananas foster french toast is really a win-win because it gives you the banana taste with a sweet syrup to go over yummy french toast! It really doesn’t get better than a carb filled breakfast that tastes like dessert. I would love to start every morning like that and I’m sure you will love this just as much as me!

It’s really easy to make and the prep work is minimal. So there you have it, no excuses not to make this delicious breakfast in the near future! Don’t worry about your diet. You can always start that tomorrow. Or next week. Some time soon, but definitely not today!

If you are looking for more yummy banana recipes, you are in luck. I have a few that you might like. Check out these recipes:

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Bananas Foster Martini

Banana Creme Martini

Chocolate Banana Creme Martini

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast brings your boring French Toast to a sweeter level of deliciousness! The bananas foster topping is a sweet glaze of pecans, bananas, and delectable syrup. So elegant and yet easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: banana, french toast
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 1 loaf Brioche Bread
  • 5 eggs Whisked
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon

Bananas Foster

  • 2 Bananas Ripe, sliced
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 CupCup Syrup
  • 1 tsp Rum Extract optional

Instructions

French Toast

  • Whisk the eggs in shallow bowl, but medium size bowl.
  • Add milk and cinnamon to eggs and mix well.
  • Place as many pieces of brioche bread that will fit in the dish and turn them to cover both sides.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium low heat.
  • Grease the pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place as many pieces of coated bread on the pan and toast for approx. 3-4 minutes on each side so that they turn a golden brown color. Once done, remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Coat another batch of bread in the egg mixture.
  • Add more butter or non-stick cooking spray, if needed.
  • Toast the new batch of coated bread until golden brown. Remove from heat, when cooked.
  • Repeat this process until all of the bread has been cooked.

Bananas Foster Topping

  • Heat a skillet to medium low.
  • Add the chopped pecans to the skillet and toast for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
  • Add maple syrup and brown sugar to pan. Bring the heat to medium at this point. Mix pecans, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
  • Slice up the bananas and add them to the skillet along with the rum extract and a pinch of salt. Let this simmer for 2 minutes or so. Mix it well so that the bananas are well coated in the sweet syrup so that the caramelize.
    bananas foster syrup which consists of maple syrup, bananas, rum extract, pecans, and brown sugar
  • Serve the French Toast and spoon as much or as little of the banana foster topping over each piece of French Toast.
    bananas foster syrup which consists of maple syrup, bananas, rum extract, pecans, and brown sugar
  • ENJOY!
    bananas foster french toast easy to make with pecans, brown sugar, bananas, bread, cinnamon, and eggs

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