Banana Bread French Toast

by Erin

In case banana bread wasn’t rich enough already, try it in French toast form! Serve for breakfast or dessert.

Banana Bread French Toast #leftovers

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While frequently cooking for one, finding ways to re-purpose leftovers becomes a necessity. Otherwise things spoil or you grow tired of eating the same thing every day for a week. And sometimes your freezer is already too full of whatever you got sick of eating last week.

Banana Bread French Toast #frenchtoast

Not that I really have any problem eating an entire loaf of banana bread on my own, but figured it would be fun to change up the form in which I ate it in the morning instead of just toasted with some butter on top. Along comes this recipe from Jessica over at How Sweet It Is, prepared just like traditional french toast but with banana bread slices. I could’ve had this for dessert I loved it so much.

Banana Bread French Toast #brunch

This rich breakfast treat was much needed in order to compensate for working such long hours the past month. Oh and don’t let the weekend fool you, lab work does not go away just because the day of the week starts with an “S”. I’d say I am almost done with this stint of icky-ness but another is surely to pop up once completed.

Oh, don’t forget the banana slices and whipped cream on top!

Post updated 4/20/20, photo above is the original.

One year ago: Sweet Potato Fries

Banana Bread French Toast #leftovers


Yield: 2-3 servings
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 6 slices of banana bread (about 1/2 a loaf)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Butter for the pan


  1. The day before, place banana bread slices on wire rack to dry out slightly overnight.
  2. In the morning, in a small bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour into a wide shallow dish.
  3. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with butter.
  4. Dip each slice into the egg mixture, flipping to coat completely. Transfer to hot griddle and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Serve with sliced bananas, fresh whipped cream, and syrup.
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Source: Adapted slightly from How Sweet It Is.

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Tracey March 26, 2012 - 9:39 am

Even with two people in our house we still seem to have way too many leftovers. I’m constantly finding surprises in my freezer of things I’d forgotten I stuck in there. This is a great idea for banana bread!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef March 26, 2012 - 7:35 am

What a fantastic idea for banana bread. I’ve got 3 bananas dying on the kitchen counter and I can see this breakfast in my immediate future! Looks yummy.

Carolyn March 25, 2012 - 2:07 pm

SUCH a great use for leftover banana bread!!!

Emily @ Life on Food March 25, 2012 - 5:18 am

Great idea! Two of my loves brought together for a scrumptious meal. Lovely!

Baking Serendipity March 24, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Holy moly…does this look fantastic! Usually I go for pancakes in the morning…but could definitely go for this french toast :)

Jennifer | Mother Thyme March 24, 2012 - 8:29 am

What a great idea! After all the years and the many banana breads I baked I can’t believe I never thought of using it for french toast. Now I want this for breakfast! :)

Joanne March 24, 2012 - 6:44 am

this…is basically heaven in breakfast form! I really won’t be able to eat french toast any other way now.

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 23, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Isn’t this a wonderful idea? It’s the new thing! I love the idea of french toast banana bread! Fabulous! Have a great weekend!!

Jennifer March 23, 2012 - 3:36 pm

I don’t know if I could hold off on eating banana bread long enough to make this, haha. Regardless, I bookmarked this recipe. Looks delish.

Choc Chip Uru March 23, 2012 - 1:55 pm

What a wonderfully delicious idea – I am dying to take my knife and fork to that picture :D

Choc Chip Uru

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 23, 2012 - 12:06 pm

I totally know what you mean. Ever since Jason moved out for school, I’ve been cooking for one and wasting A LOT of food. I mean there’s so much that one person can eat, right? But now you just saved me from throwing out leftover banana bread and making this amazing french toast! :)

spiceblogger March 23, 2012 - 11:17 am

O, I love this idea! :D

Lacy @ NYCityEats March 23, 2012 - 11:00 am

WOW!! This is the BEST idea! Why not use banana bread for french toast! That sounds like a delicious breakfast dream! Yum!!

Steph@stephsbitebybite March 23, 2012 - 10:25 am

This is bad, bad, bad! And I mean that in the best way!

Shannon March 23, 2012 - 8:40 am

Banana bread french toast has been on the top of my must-try list! But whenever I think about it I’m too impatient to wait on the banana bread to bake! Need to just make it one day next week to prepare for a weekend breakfast:)


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