In The Kitchen: French Toast with Bananas


Are you looking for a quick and easy idea for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?  Here is one of my favorite things to cook every once in a while (I love breakfast for dinner).  All you need are a few ingredients  and a pretty presentation for you or for two ;).

The secret to good french toast is using thickly sliced bread.  Growing up, we used the usual Home Pride Butter Top Wheat Bread. When it was rumored that the brand would be going away, I decided to try a new recipe for french toast so I used, what else…french bread. Adding fruit made the recipe almost as good as the old fashion recipe I learned.


1 loaf of french bread ( slice 8 pieces 3/4 inches each)

4 large eggs

2/3 cups of milk (2% or whole)

1 tsp. of vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon (add more if you like)

powdered sugar


non-stick cooking spray

In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon with a whisk until mixed well. I like to make sure the egg white is not  together.  Mix well.

Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray and turn stove to medium heat. Add butter and let melt. Dip each slice of bread into mixture soaking both sides before placing into the heated skillet. I cook two slices at one time 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

While cooking, place syrup in saucepan to heat on stove or microwave syrup in a microwave safe bowl for less than a minute.  Plate the french toast then add warm syrup.  Spread sliced bananas over the freshly prepared plate and sprinkle a little powdered sugar. Enjoy and eat.

One trick I use for my french toast is to make the mixture a day ahead.  I like when the flavoring sits overnight. You can’t go wrong with this recipe, it’s so easy.




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