Even thinking about bananas gives me a tingly feeling in the back of my throat and makes my ears itch. I don't know how to explain it better than that. I can't eat a plain banana. I can mix it into cereal or put it on top of ice cream or use it in a baked good, but I just can't eat them plain.
Don't you love that I share all this weird stuff about me with you?
I didn't start a post talking about bananas for no reason. They, along with nutmeg were the ingredients for the improv challenge this month. It's becoming a habit lately to wait until the last minute to make something. I need to stop this. So Sunday morning I was browsing around in the pantry, trying to figure out what I could eat when the bananas on the counter reminded me that I needed to make my improv challenge recipe.
It had been forever since I ate french toast and I figured stuffing it with bananas was too common so maybe I could do a play on bananas foster and use it as a topping. This is what I came up with.
Banana French Toast
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
- 1 tsp. butter
- 2 ripe bananas, cut into slices
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 4 slices bread
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- powdered sugar or syrup
1. Combine the bananas, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg together in a small bowl. Toss to coat.
2. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a shallow dish, then whisk in the cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg.
3. Heat two skillets over medium heat. Spray both with non-stick cooking spray.
4. In one, melt the butter then add the bananas. Cook, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes or until the bananas are lightly caramelized. Keep warm.
5. Dip bread into egg mixture and coat both sides. Place in the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with other slices of bread.
6. Plate the french toast and top with the bananas. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle syrup on top.
Cooking the bananas in cinnamon and sugar definitely took away the starchy-tartness that usually makes me unable to eat them. And since I rarely eat a warm breakfast, this was a much needed treat.