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Banana Bread French Toast

Banana Bread French Toast

Take banana bread to the next level when you soak it in a classic French toast batter and fry it for an impressive (but oh so easy!) breakfast or brunch. Top with chopped walnuts, sliced bananas and maple syrup for extra decadence.


8 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes


  • 4large eggs
  • 3/4cup low-fat milk
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8slices banana bread, about 1 inch thick
  • 2tablespoons butter, divided
  • Toasted chopped walnuts, sliced banana and pure maple syrup for topping


  1. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a 4-cup measuring cup or mixing bowl.
  2. Arrange 4 slices of banana bread in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pour half of the egg mixture over the bread. Let soak for 1 minute, then turn the slices over and soak for 1 minute more.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the slices and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining banana bread, egg mixture and butter.
  4. To serve, top with walnuts, sliced banana and maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 8 servings)

Calories 294kcal
Carbohydrate Total 41g
Total Sugars 21g
Added Sugars 15g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 6g
Mono Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 152mg
Sodium 311mg
Protein 9g
Potassium 250mg
Calcium 103mg
Chromium 1mcg
Folate 25mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 1mg

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