Banana Bread French Toast Recipe


Try this French Toast recipe for your next Sunday family meal. This breakfast idea is a baked using banana bread.

It's got so much flavor you can skip the maple syrup and just use melted butter on top.

The great thing about this being a baked recipe, is you can make lots at one time so none of your guests will be sitting around waiting to try a bite.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Banana Bread French Toast


Banana Bread French Toast Recipe

Did you know this dish is called "pain perdu" in France, which means lost bread. They would use stale (or day old) bread to make their French Bread recipes.

Recipe Type:

Breakfast, Brunch

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbs canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 egg substitutes
  • 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp butter

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In a large bowl, add eggs, applesauce and oil and beat together until well blended.
  3. Slowly blend in the flour to the egg mixture. Mix together well but do not over beat the mixture.
  4. Add honey, bananas and vanilla to the mixture.
  5. Pour into a loaf pan. If you do not have a non-stick pan, lightly grease and flour the bottom of the pan.
  6. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted in the middle, comes out clean.
  7. Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes then remove from the pan. Let the bread cool completely.
  8. Cut into 12 slices. Let the bread dry out overnight.
  9. The next day, beat together the egg substitute, milk and cinnamon.
  10. Dip each slice into the egg substitute mixture and place into a baking dish.
  11. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the sliced bread.
  12. Refrigerate for several hours.
  13. Dot bread with butter and bake at 350 degrees until slices are golden brown (approximately 15 minutes). Serve warm.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 55 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving for this French Toast recipe. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings:12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 176
Total Fat 4.1g
Sat Fat 1.0g
Cholesterol 33.3mg
Sodium 179.0mg
Total Carbohydrates 29.8g
Fiber 1.6g
Sugar 10.9g
Protein 5.4g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
Smart Points:
5 pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
5 pts
Points
Plus:
5 pts
Original
Points:
4 pts

The eggs, egg substitute, unsweetened applesauce and bananas were not used to calculate the Freestyle SmartPoints. The bananas and applesauce were not used to calculate the other Weight Watchers points.

Tips

You can sprinkle with powdered sugar or butter and use syrup. Try sugar free syrup to keep this healthier.

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