I just recently found this California Style Sprouted Wheat Bread from Trader Joe’s. It has a nutty and grainy texture that I love. It’s my newest obsession. Almost everyday I have a slice toasted and topped with peanut butter and then microwaved for 5 seconds so that the peanut butter is all melty. And of course with a large glass of milk to wash it all down. It’s just heavenly. But anyways, while adoring and savoring every bite of my peanut butter toast, I thought that it could be wonderful as french toast and topped with bananas. It was delicious (also check out my note after the recipe involving a extra fun twist).
Banana Nut French Toast (serves 4)
4 slices of grainy/nutty bread (my pick: Trader Joe’s California Style Sprouted Wheat)
2 cups of milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of walnuts pieces
2 bananas, sliced
sprinkle of brown sugar
In a shallow bowl whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
In a large skillet add a pat of butter on medium high heat. While the butter is melts and starts to bubble, dip the bread slices into the egg mixture a few seconds per side and letting the excess drop off. Cook in the butter until golden brown on each side.
Place french toast on a plate. Add another pat of butter to the same large skillet. Add banana slices to the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook over medium high until the banana slices caramelize.
While you place the banana slices on the French toast throw the walnut pieces into the same pan to warm through and lightly toast. Sprinkle the walnut pieces over each plate and top with maple syrup and Enjoy!
[Side Note: IF you wanted to, you could add a splash of Brandy to the banana slices to make it similar to a Bananas Foster. If you do, be sure to take the pan away from the fire when you add the alcohol so there isn’t a huge fire. If it does catch on fire (which is very fun and showy) just shake the pan and the flame will die down.]