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Banana French Toast

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Things I’m loving right now:

  • The smell of fresh cut grass
  • Rays of sunshine pouring through my windows
  • Flower petals blooming
  • Seeing my daughter make herself laugh
  • Banana French Toast 🙂

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I’ve seen lots of bloggers mash bananas on french toast…

The idea of banana sounds good… but to be honest… I’m not a fan of mashed banana.

I found the idea for this recipe when researching finger foods for my daughter.

The original version is egg-free (because babies can’t have egg-whites until they turn one.)

You just throw a banana, a little milk, and an egg in the cuisenart, or blender… then soak the bread in the mixture for a few minutes.

The result? Delicious!

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The consistency is perfect with just the right amount of banana flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup soy milk (or skim milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread

Directions:

Throw banana, egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender or food processor and puree all ingredients.

Pour banana mixture in shallow bowl or plate and soak bread for a few minutes.

Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat pan to medium heat. Gently place soaked bread onto pan. Cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Note: When making this for babies… leave the egg out and chop the final product into bite size pieces. Your baby will LOVE it! Promise 😉

Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar & Enjoy!!!

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30 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

    That sounds delicious!! YUM!

  2. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on April 2, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I’m loving this recipe right now! I’m also on a salad kick. I love a good, cold, hearty lunch I can feel good about.

    Happy Spring!!!

  3. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on April 2, 2010 at 8:48 am

    YUM! What a great idea. I am with you on the mashed banana thing…what a great way to solve that problem! I usually just added banana extract to my egg mixture but this sounds like a much healthier option!! THANKS!

  4. cassie said on April 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    i love anything with banana, and this french toast recipe looks absolutely delicious.. thanks for sharing.. just started following your blog… really like it

  5. Kat said on April 2, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Looks wonderful! Right now I am loveing overcast days that open to beautiful sunny days

  6. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on April 2, 2010 at 10:32 am

    The french toast looks so fluffy & delicious 😀

    P.S. I think we have the same food processor lol

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I’ve put bananas on my French toast, but never soaked the bread in it. That’s a great idea. I’m loving that right now. And the fact that it’s Friday. Whew, I need a weekend.

  8. Mo@MommyRD said on April 2, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I have to say, a daughter’s laugh is one of the most amazing sounds to me.
    I’m loving warm, sunny afternoons; 5 pm walks with my husband, daughter and dog; and most of all, my life as a stay at home mom!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on April 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    OMG – so, so, so, delicious!!!

  10. Biz said on April 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Wow, those look delicious! I haven’t made french toast in ages – need to put that on the menu next week!

    Happy Easter!

  11. katie said on April 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    GIRL thesee look awesome- i love that u put em in the food processor! GREAT idea!!

  12. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I am loving the fresh air and sunshine! The french toast looks and sounds delicious! Great idea with mixing the banana with the soaking mixture. I hate gobs of mushy banana!

  13. Chef Aimee said on April 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    This is totally guilt free banana french toast – I am loving THIS, too!

  14. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Mmmmmmmm yum! we had french toast this morning with strawberries and it was HEAVENLY…i’m loving that right now!

  15. sophia said on April 4, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Gosh, this is the best way to eat bananas, for sure! I know another blogger, who made french toasts WITH banana bread…yet a different take!

  16. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said on April 4, 2010 at 6:40 am

    This looks amazing, yet simple. Thank you for the recipe!

  17. Ameena said on April 4, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    This looks pretty amazing Estela, and I don’t even like bananas! I could easily make an exception for this delicious recipe.

    Have a great night!

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on April 5, 2010 at 2:18 am

    holy goodstuff! I love bananas in anything and what a great use of them!

    thx for your comment to me, unsolicited advice and just jealous. you may be onto something 🙂

  19. megan said on April 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

    oh yum! My husband loves french toast – it’s one of his favorite meals. and I love bananas. what a great combination 🙂

  20. Carissa said on April 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Um, yum!! Banana french toast? Things I’m loving right now: longer hours of day light (I can run before OR after work. woohoo!), the smell of neighborhood BBQs, the flowers in my yard are coming back to life! 🙂

  21. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on April 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I pretty much insist that all my breakfasts include banana so I just love this idea!! 🙂

  22. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on April 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Wow that sounds amazing!

  23. Kathleen said on April 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I love french toast. This sounds super yummy!

  24. Nicole, RD said on April 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Looks delicious!

    I made your orzo recipe today for supper! I can’t wait to try it! It’s waiting for us in the fridge right now. It was super easy, too! I’ll be blogging about it tomorrow 🙂

  25. Nicole, RD said on April 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Oh, and right now I am loving not being at work. Sick, boo. But better sick and at home than sick and at work!

  26. Yum Yucky said on April 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    oh gawsh. Now I really, really want this for dinner. But the chicken is already cooking. bummer.

  27. Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES said on April 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    looks amazing! i bet it’d be amazing stuffed with PB or cream cheese!

  28. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on April 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I just got caught up with a couple of your posts, your daughter is so gorgeous! I don’t have any reason to have a running stroller now, but when I have a baby I’ll be sure to get one. This french toast looks so good!

  29. Ellen said on April 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Yum yum YUM! This sounds SO good. Hmm…things I’m loving right now:

    1. The weather in NYC (Dear Weather God, can you please just skip the April snow this year?)
    2. Steal cut oatmeal w/ bananas
    3. Skim lattes, ALWAYS
    4. The whole military fashion trend thang going on right now
    5. Evening runs
    6. My Raybans
    7. Pastel nail polish

    🙂

    http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

  30. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said on April 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    What a great idea coating with banana! Looks devine 🙂