Bananas Foster-Style French Toast

I don’t normally post on the weekends.

Typically, it’s my time to relax {well, try to, at least}, spend time with my family, and do as little work as possible. However, it is the time I test out recipes and this weekend it also happens to be time for another recipe redux!

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This month’s theme {break out of breakfast boredom} is perfect for this breakfast-loving rd-mommy!

I post a lot of breakfast recipes because:

  1. I love breakfast food!
  2. Typically, most breakfasts can be really fast & easy recipes.
  3.  I find most people need help with nutritious breakfast options.

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Breakfast is vital to leading a healthful life; it helps to kickstart your metabolism after fasting all night while sleeping, helps fight hunger until your next meal or snack, and also helps with portion control at said meals and snacks.

On the weekends, I love to make something like pancakes, waffles, or french toast like here or here on my original blog site.

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This weekend I am making a twist on a New Orleans classic dessert- bananas foster! It is a perfect treat without the guilt! I use whole grain bread for the fiber and fullness. I don’t use any syrup because instead I use a light dusting of cinnamon and sugar {keeping it to just a teaspoon per serving}! To give it the banana foster flavor, there is mashed banana in the custard mixture. While there isn’t any rum added, there is a cinnamon sugar dusting that gives it a warm, spice flavor.

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Not only are these a healthier option for dessert-loving adults, but these are great for tots too! LEM loved them and I didn’t even feel bad about giving her that little extra sweetness. It’s a perfect chance to expose her to a little sugar so she knows what it tastes like, but can still choose to want to eat the fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and grains mommy gives her!

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Bananas Foster-Style French Toast

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

6 eggs, beaten

1 cup egg whites

2 ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon half and half

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

12 slices whole grain bread

Directions:

Prepare the custard by combining the eggs, egg whites, bananas, vanilla, half & half, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat a nonstick pan to medium low heat. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.

Dip each bread slice in the egg wash, and allow to soak for about 1 minute. Spray the pan with nonstick spray before cooking each slice of bread.

Grill each slice of bread until lightly browned on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side). Sprinkle about half a teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture on each side of the bread as it cooks. Be careful not to burn the bread as the cinnamon sugar mixture will tend to char the bread.

Serve with fresh fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.

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Have a wonderful Sunday Funday and get your week started off to the best start you can with this delicious recipe!

xo,

Becca

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