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Blueberry Banana French Toast

Thick slices of banana yeast bread soaked in a spiced custard mixture and cooked on a griddle until golden brown. This Blueberry Banana French Toast is the ultimate homemade breakfast!

Author Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 8 thick slices blueberry banana yeast bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, whole or 2%
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and optional almond extract until throughly blended. (Alternatively, use an immersion blender quickly pulse ingredients together). Pour into a shallow bowl wide enough for bread.

  2. Preheat skillet. Set a large skillet over medium heat and melt about a tablespoon of butter.

  3. Working with one slice of bread at a time, dip bread into egg mixture*. Turn to coat other side of bread. Allow any excess liquid to drain.

  4. Cook bread on hot skillet until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Before flipping, sprinkle two pinches of sugar on exposed side of bread. Flip and brown the other side, another 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining bread. Add additional butter to skillet as needed.

  5. Immediately serve warm French toast with sliced bananas, fresh blueberries, and maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

Soaking notes: I soak the bread slices for 5 seconds on each side, then allow all the excess custard to drip off before placing in hot pain. 

Almond extract is optional. Simply omit if you don't want to use it.