How To Make Bananas Foster French Toast

Banana’s Foster made into breakfast? We’re in! Our favorite New Orleans dessert is getting a makeover in this recipe, and we can’t be more excited about it. In case you don’t know, Bananas Foster is a dessert served with bananas that are soaked in a caramel-like rum sauce that then gets flambeed into even more deliciousness. Top it with a little bit of vanilla ice cream and call it a very good start to your day.

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Bananas Foster French Toast

4 eggs
1 cup of heavy cream
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp white sugar
12 slices of bread (challah, brioche, white sandwich bread)
2 oz clarified butter
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 bananas under ripe slice in half lengthwise
½ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup dark rum
1 tbsp banana liqueur
1 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
½ cup chopped pecans


Batter Preparation
1. Whisk eggs, cream, salt, sugar, vanilla extract, orange zest, and cinnamon.
2. Place egg mixture in a shallow pan. Place the bread slices in egg mixture and soak for 2 minutes.
3. Cook the slices of French toast in a lightly buttered sautée pan or griddle set for 350°F until well browned.

Bananas Foster
1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add brown sugar and nutmeg until the sugar dissolves. Add banana liqueur and bring the sauce to simmer. Add the bananas and cook for one minute in each side, add the rum and carefully ignite and continue cooking until the flame dies out.
2. Place French toast slices in a plate and top with the bananas, sauce and pecans.


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