Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

Boozy, sweet bananas are a decadent addition to classic French toast. Sydney Oland

Those mornings when only something sweet will satisfy, it's better to fully indulge then go halfway. This play on a classic New Orleans dessert is the perfect decadent way to start off your Sunday. Top your French toast with whipped cream or, if you're really feeling like pampering yourself, go for a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided

  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided

  • 1/4 cup rum

  • 4 bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces on the bias

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 8 slices hearty white bread

  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


  1. Heat half of butter in a medium non stick skillet until melted, add 1/3 cup brown sugar and rum and stir until sugar has begun to melt. Add sliced bananas and turn heat down to low. Cook, stirring occasionally until bananas are cooked and coated in the sugar mixture, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. In a shallow dish whisk together milk, eggs, remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and vanilla extract. In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Dip 4 slices of bread in the milk and egg mixture making sure both sides are coated and the bread has begun to saturate, then place in the pan. Cook swirling gently, until browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until browned on second side, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a warm serving platter. Repeat with remaining bread and batter.

  3. Divide toast between 4 plates, then top each plate with banana mixture and whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
667 Calories
33g Fat
79g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 667
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 387mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 674mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)