Freshly prepared gourmet breakfasts served at Charred Oaks Inn Kentucky

Banana Foster-Stuffed French Toast Recipe

(Better Homes & Garden recipe)

 

  • Makes: 2 servings

  • Prep: 15 mins

  • Bake: 11 mins 450°F

 

Ingredients

 

  • 4 1 inch thick slices French bread

  • ¼ cup mashed ripe banana (1 small banana)

  • 3 tablespoons soft-style cream cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup finely chopped peanuts or pecans

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Maple-flavored syrup or sifted powdered sugar (optional)

 

Directions

 

  • Grease a baking sheet; side aside. Cut a pocket horizontally in each slice of French bread, cutting from the top crust almost to the bottom crust.

  • In a small mixing bowl stir together the banana and cream cheese. Spoon one rounded tablespoon of the banana-cream cheese mixture into each pocket.

  • In a shallow bowl beat together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. In a pie plate stir together the peanuts or pecans, sugar, and cinnamon. Dip the stuffed bread slices into the egg mixture, then coat with the nut mixture.

  • Place the stuffed bread slices on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree F oven about 6 minutes or until golden. Turn the slices over and bake about 5 minutes more or until golden. If desired, serve with maple-flavored syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 2 servings.