Caramelized Banana French Toast

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What is better on a weekend morning than a warm plate of French toast? French toast with caramelized bananas of course!

Made with eggs, milk and bread, French toast is one of the most inexpensive and easiest breakfast treats you can make. It’s a great way to use up bread that has gone stale and if you have more than you need, simply refrigerate it for up to two days and microwave when ready to eat.

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Caramelized Banana French Toast

  1. 1. Caramelized Banana French ToastWhat is better on a weekend morning than a warm plate of French toast?French toast with caramelized bananas of course!Made with eggs, milk and bread, French toast is one of the most inexpensiveand easiest breakfast treats you can make. It’s a great way to use up breadthat has gone stale and if you have more than you need, simply refrigerateit for up to two days and microwave when ready to eat.You can top French toast with anything you like from cheese or peanutbutter to sweet syrups or fruit. Just about anything your taste buds desirewill be great on this dish.Slice into strips and serve with a side of fruit for a great afternoon snack forkids. Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com
  2. 2. Ingredients6 lg. eggs1 c. whole milk1 Tbs. sugar1 tsp. vanilla1 lg. orange½ tsp. nutmeg6 slices Oat Bread (or other heavy bread)Canola Oil3 firm bananas2 Tbs. unsalted butter3 Tbs. packed brown sugar½ c. fresh orange juice (or more)Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com
  3. 3. Instructions:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Have a baking sheet available to holdthe cooked toast and keep it warm.Place a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat and add a tsp. of oil.While the skillet is heating up, scrape the zest from the orange into alarge shallow bowl.Break the eggs into the same bowl and add milk, sugar, nutmeg andvanilla. Whisk together.Cut the bread in half and place as many pieces as your skillet will hold inthe egg mixture.Let the bread soak about 30 seconds - 1 minute on each side.Fresh bread soaks up more than stale bread so be careful you don’t soakit too long or it will fall apart when you transfer it to the frying pan.Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com
  4. 4. Transfer the bread from the eggs and cook until golden brown on both sides. Place cooked toast on the baking sheet and store in a warm oven to keep warm.Peel and slice the bananas.In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add thebananas and cook gently until they begin to brown. Stir in the brown sugarand continue stirring until the sugar melts.Add the orange juice and cook until the liquid becomes like syrup. If it getstoo thick, add a little more orange juice. Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com
  5. 5. Place toast on a plate and spoon on some of the caramelized bananas. Servewith bacon, sausage or ham and even a side of hash browns if you wish.Add slices of the orange used for zest to garnish the dish.Tips:This may look like a complicated breakfast dish but it’s really simple. If yourfamily doesn’t like bananas, you can easily substitute apples or pears orprepare two toppings and let them choose.For a contrast in flavor, try spicy sausage when serving with this sweetsyrup. Brought to you by http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com

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