Sprouted French Toast with Caramelized Bananas – the ultimate brunch food that tastes so good and is pretty darn healthy to boot! Sweet caramelized bananas top the perfectly cooked pieces of french toast…perfect with coffee on a slow weekend morning!
This post was originally published in February 2018 – I’ve since updated the photos and added additional blog content. Enjoy!
I’ve always been a sweet breakfast person. I remember growing up, most of my breakfasts consisted of Toaster Strudels, big bowls of Honey Smacks or Pop Tarts (only the brown sugar + cinnamon kind, duh!) So, needless to say, french toast is a big love of my life.
I do love the eggs and toast I have each morning for breakfast and all of their savory goodness. However, on special occasions, bread related breakfasts are always on tap. Pancakes? Sure. Waffles? Okay! French toast? YASSSSSSSS. Note the extra enthusiasm there, folks.
Why You’ll Love This Breakfast:
There is just something about that eggy, cinnamon-y mixture that you dip the bread in. The way it gets crispy and golden brown on the outside, but soft and sweet on the inside. Topped with maple syrup and butter, stick a fork in me! I’m done.
And when you decide on a whim to caramelize bananas to smother the french toast in, well golly, I really AM done.
This french toast is made with sprouted bread! I really recommend that you use sprouted bread for this recipe. It gives it a super hearty flavor not to mention the extra nutrients you get!
The caramelized bananas are a real joy. I feel like I’m channeling my inner grandma when I tell you that they’re nature’s candy.
I basically took some coconut oil and cinnamon and put that in a pan and let it bubble up and melt together. Then I cut up some bananas and let it do its thang – aka, let them simmer for a few minutes, turning them periodically.
My house smelled like a banana bread explosion – in a good way.
Combined together each bite was perfect! Golden toasted french toast smothered in those sweet bananas….yes please!
So let’s get into what you need to make this dish!
Ingredients You Need:
- Sprouted Bread (of your choice!)
- Brown Sugar
- Coconut oil
Best French Toast Making Tips:
I always think it’s best to get all of the ingredients out and ready to go for the recipe! So grab the bread, milk, eggs, brown sugar, bananas…all the things!
And let’s begin by whipping up the custard for the french toast.
To a bowl large enough that you can dip your bread in, add in the milk, eggs, vanilla extract cinnamon and brown sugar and whisk together until fully combined. Set this aside for now.
Grab your bananas and slice them. In a skillet, add the coconut oil on medium heat and let it melt. Add the bananas as well as cinnamon and let those cook for 3-4 minutes, turning periodically to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom.
Once they are done, remove them from the skillet onto a plate. Add butter to the skillet and let it melt.
Dip the bread into the egg mixture and cook each slice 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway until the bread is golden and cooked through. It should be golden brown and crispy!
Repeat with the remaining slices of bread and then it’s time to serve!
Ahhhh. The finished product. Sprouted French Toast with Caramelized Bananas.
Top the finished french toast with the caramelized bananas and then…this crispy sweet and golden bread is basically begging for some maple syrup on top. And because ya girl doesn’t do anything halfway – maple syrup it is!
Eat immediately while warm with orange juice, coffee or maybe even a mimosa! This is a delight. Perfect for brunch, breakfast for dinner or breakfast on a weekday morning!
Enjoy every bite!
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Caramelized Banana Sprouted French Toast
Sprouted French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - the ultimate brunch food that tastes so good and is pretty darn healthy to boot! Sweet caramelized bananas top the perfectly cooked pieces of french toast…perfect with coffee on a slow weekend morning!
- 4 pieces sprouted bread (I use either Ezekiel or Alvarado St.)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 splash vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon (divided)
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 small bananas
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 4-5 tbsp salted butter (for cooking the french toast in)
- maple syrup or honey for topping
Mix together milk, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar in a large bowl. Set aside.
Cut bananas into diagonal slices. Heat the coconut oil on low to medium heat in a skillet. Allow it to almost melt and then add in the honey. Stir together and let melt together for about a minute or so. Add in the bananas and coat them with 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Let them cook on low-medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, turning them periodically.
Meanwhile, Heat another skillet on low-medium heat. Add 1/4 tsp butter and let this melt. Dip one piece of bread into the egg mixture on both sides. Add to the skillet and let cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat on the other side of the bread. Bread should be golden brown and crispy. Repeat with the other slices of bread until the egg/milk mixture is used up.
If desired, keep the cooked pieces of french toast warm either in the oven or the microwave on an oven safe plate.
Serve hot. Top with caramelized bananas, maple syrup or honey! Enjoy.