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Easy French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Easy French Toast with Caramelized Bananas is a quick-fix breakfast favorite!
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

For the French toast:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Unsalted butter, for cooking
  • 8 (1-inch thick) slices French bread
  • Maple syrup, for serving

For the caramelized bananas:

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Instructions 

Make the French toast:

  • In a 13x9-inch baking pan, whisk together the heavy cream, milk, eggs, vanilla extract and honey.
  • Arrange the brioche bread in a single layer in the baking pan and let it sit for 2 minutes. Flip it once and let it sit an additional 1 minute. (Repeat the soaking process with all slices of bread.)
  • Place a large sauté pan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter has melted, add several slices of the toast to the pan and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Flip the bread once and cook it an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat the cooking process, adding more butter as needed, with the remaining slices of toast. Top the French toast with caramelized bananas (recipe follows).

Make the caramelized bananas:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan set over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the sliced bananas and cook them, turning occasionally, until they are lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved then add the orange juice and continue cooking until a majority of the orange juice has reduced and the liquid is the consistency of syrup.
  • Spoon the caramelized bananas atop the french toast and serve immediately with maple syrup.
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