This Banana Pecan French Toast recipe is made with Brioche bread and a sweet and nutty topping made with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, Bourbon, sliced bananas, and pecans. You will never want French Toast any other way.
Do you ever wake up on a lazy weekend morning and crave something deliciously sweet and indulgent for breakfast? I’ve got just the recipe for you: mouth-watering Banana Pecan French Toast. This breakfast treat is the perfect blend of crispy bread soaked in a sweet custard batter, topped with gooey bananas and crunchy pecans swimming in a Bourbon-based syrup. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to make this restaurant-quality breakfast at home. Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your brunch guests with this delectable dish.
Ingredients for this French Toast Recipe
Before you get started on this scrumptious Banana French Toast recipe, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. For the French toast, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Light Brown Sugar
- Pure Vanilla extract
- Ground Cinnamon.
- Bread (I recommend brioche or challah)
For the topping, you’ll need
- Ripe bananas
- Chopped pecans
- Brown Sugar
Ensure you have everything on hand before you start so that you can work efficiently without interruptions.
Now that you have all your ingredients let’s prepare the breading.
Prepare the Breading
To create the perfect breading for this delectable French toast recipe, boil large eggs in a shallow bowl. Then, add heavy whipping cream and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the bowl, and whisk again until everything is thoroughly combined.
Next, sprinkle in a pinch of cinnamon, add the sugar, and whisk again. This will give the French toast a warm, comforting flavor that pairs perfectly with the pecan and banana topping.
Now it’s time to prepare the bread. Cut your brioche or challah loaf into thick slices, about an inch to a half thick. If your bread is particularly fresh, leave it overnight to dry out slightly. This will help absorb the egg mixture and prevent it from becoming soggy. Or you can place the bread in a low-heated oven for about 15 minutes to dry it and ensure it doesn’t get too soggy.
Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides evenly. Allow any excess mixture to drip off before placing the bread into a hot, greased skillet.
Finally, cook the French Toast on both sides for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
The banana topping will take the French Toast to another level. You will not need to add maple syrup or any additional topping. You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar and/or whipped cream.
Serve and Enjoy!
As you take your first bite, you’ll taste the perfect combination of flavors and textures – the soft and eggy bread, the sweet banana, the crunchy pecans, and the warm spices. Each bite will be a delight for your taste buds.
Pair your French toast with a hot coffee or tea for the perfect breakfast experience. Take your time and savor every bite, enjoying the delicious flavors and aromas that fill your senses.
In conclusion, this Banana Pecan French Toast recipe is a delightful way to indulge your sweet tooth at breakfast. With only a few simple steps, you can create a restaurant-quality meal that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this recipe will make it the most delicious breakfast main dish. So, give it a try and let us know what you think! Julia Child once said, “Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.” So, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and have fun in the kitchen.
Commonly Asked Questions
I always had this problem, and I found that it would be best to use thick and dense bread like Challah, Brioche, or thick cuts of Texas Toast bread (not garlic bread). If you want to kick things up a notch, use sliced Banana Bread! Also, you can add the bread to the oven before making it for about 10-15 minutes on low heat to dry the bread a little more.
You can use apples, pears, blueberries, or strawberries. Or you can leave the fruit out altogether and make the Bourbon syrup.
You can use rum, whiskey, or flavored liquor.
If you like this breakfast recipe, you will like the recipes below:
- Puff Pastry French Toast
- Stuffed French Toast Recipe with Strawberries
- Pumpkin French Toast
- French Toast Sticks
- Cinnamon Toast French Toast