Peanut Banana French ToastWednesday, October 15, 2014
Few things are as decadent and simple as French toast. It's a prefect way to use leftover bread that has gotten just a little stale, ensuring that nothing goes to waste and everyone has their breakfast craving satiated. I had picked up some Challah bread the day before making this because it was on sale at Fresh Thyme and I immediately knew my husband would be watering at the mouth and the mere thought of Challah bread. Then ideas rushed to me head. For this recipe, I decided to throw on some caramelized bananas which then led to two spoonfuls of peanut butter for the ultimate sweet and salty sensation.
Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
- 3 bananas chopped into chunks
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar (or whatever sugar you have)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6 slices Challah bread
- Peanut butter as preferred
- Maple syrup
With the bananas cut into bite sized chunks, add them to the melted butter in a frying pan. Cook for roughly 5 minutes each side, till the bananas are brown on each side. Remove from pan.
Whisk the eggs, cream, vanilla extract, and nutmeg into a wide bowl, such as a square pan or pasta bowl. Soak the Challah bread for approximately 1 minute each side. Meanwhile, heat the frying pan from the bananas, adding more butter as necessary. Gently fry Challah for 3 minutes each side over medium-low heat or until each side is brown with a light crisp.
When the bread is done, spread a spoonful of peanut butter on each piece and arrange the bananas over the toast. Serve with maple syrup.
What is your favorite decadent breakfast?