Banana Nut French Toast

When I was a kid, French toast or eggy bread was the biggest treat. I didn’t actually realise there was a difference between the two; to me both meant a sweet breakfast. Whilst there’s honestly not that much you can do to improve upon the classic, flavoured simply with sugar and cinnamon, I am rather partial to filled French toast. Cooked banana always goes gorgeously caramelised when cooked, and this recipe allows for a generous amount of filling to ooze out. Serve up next time you’re having a shared brunch as an impressive main dish, alongside fresh berries and coyo or nut yoghurt.

Banana Nut French Toast
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Serves: 1
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 generous tablespoon nut butter
  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 eggs
  • Splash of milk, dairy or non dairy
  • Butter or oil, for frying.
  1. In a bowl, mash up the banana and stir in the nut butter.
  2. Spread the banana and nut butter onto two of the slices of bread, and sandwich with the other two.
  3. Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  4. Whisk together the egg and milk in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mix and place in the pan.
  5. Fry on each side for a couple of minutes until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately, sprinkling over cinnamon and fresh berries. A caramel flavoured nut yoghurt would also work really well here.
I've specified one tablespoon of nut butter, but I definitely won't judge if you use two. Peanut butter always works really well with banana, especially as it caramelises.