After making a loaf of Gam's Banana Bread, I really wanted to use it to make some french toast. This is a really easy recipe and great for brunch! You may need a nap afterwards though.
What you'll need:
1 Loaf Gam's Banana Bread
Unsalted butter, as needed
For the batter:
1/3 cup whole Milk
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
A few grates of fresh Nutmeg
pinch of Salt
For the banana syrup topping:
2 tbsp brown Sugar
1/4 cup real Maple syrup
3 tbsp unsalted Butter
2 ripe Bananas, sliced
Pinch of Salt
2 tsp Rum
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Preheat a nonstick skillet of griddle to medium high.
Slice the bread into large slices. You should get about 8 slices out of 1 loaf.
In a small dish, I used an 8x8 baking dish, prepare the batter. Combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well, making sure to beat the eggs.
Dunk each slice of bread into the egg mixture. Let each side soak in the mixture for about 15 seconds. You want the bread to absorb some of the mixture and really stick to each side.
Melt butter in the skillet and, working in batches, cook each piece of bread on both sides until golden brown. Keep warm in the oven on a baking sheet until all of the french toast is ready.
When the toast is ready and waiting in the oven, prepare the syrup.
Melt the butter and brown sugar in a skillet. Add the syrup and cook until bubbling. Add in the bananas and a pinch of salt. Add the rum and let cook for a few minutes to let some of the alcohol cook out. Turn off the heat.
Place 2 pieces of french toast on a plate and spoon over the bananas and syrup. Enjoy!