Recipe Finder

The Washington Post

Dessert French Toast With Banana

Dessert French Toast With Banana 1.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post; Tableware From Crate & Barrel

Cooking for One Feb 25, 2009

Adding sweetened bread crumbs to the preparation makes a French toast with extra crunch and a dark exterior, a nice contrast to the light, moist interior. Bananas are a natural with this, but any seasonal fruit can work: sliced apples or peaches sauteed in butter, fresh berries or, when the fruit bowl is empty, your favorite jam.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 slice firm, 1-inch-thick bread, such as old-fashioned white, brioche or challah, trimmed neatly into a round or square (crusts removed)
  • 1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs or panko (japanese-style dried bread crumbs)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, or more as needed
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices
  • Flavorful honey, for serving
  • Nonfat Greek-style yogurt, for serving (optional)

Directions

Whisk the egg in a shallow bowl until it is well blended, then add the milk and vanilla or almond extract, whisking to combine.

Place the bread in the bowl; let it stand for about 10 minutes, turning it over about halfway through, until it has absorbed most of the liquid.

Combine the bread crumbs, cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Use a spatula to transfer the soaked bread to the crumb mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Pat all of the mixture onto the bread.

Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a small saute pan. Add the bread and cook for about 6 minutes total, turning once, until it is golden brown and crusted on both sides; reduce the temperature as needed to keep it from getting too dark. Transfer to a plate (preferably warmed). The inside of the French toast will be fairly spongy.

Add the banana slices to the pan; stir until they have warmed through and are coated with some of the butter in the pan. (If there is not much butter left in the pan, add a teaspoon or so and swirl to melt before adding the banana.)

Spoon the warmed banana slices over the French toast, then drizzle a bit of honey over the fruit and toast. Top with a dollop of yogurt, if desired; eat while the French toast is warm.


Add it
Rate it

Recipe Source

Adapted from "Solo Suppers: Simple Delicious Meals to Cook for Yourself," by Joyce Goldstein (Chronicle Books, 2003).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

E-mail questions to the Food Section.

E-mail questions to the Food Section at food@washpost.com.

Avg. Rating (0)

Rate this recipe

Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 484


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 19g 29%

Saturated Fat: 10g 50%

Cholesterol: 263mg 88%

Sodium: 323mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates: 65g 22%

Dietary Fiber: 5g 20%

Sugar: 23g

Protein: 15g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

Most Read lifestyle
SECTION: !!!
INITIAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=bg52e9xhqr, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, includesorts=true, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, childrenitemsperpage=3, includeheader=true, includeverifiedcommenters=true, defaulttab=all, includerecommend=true, includereport=true, maxitemstop=2, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=7, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!!

FINAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=bg52e9xhqr, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, includesorts=true, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, childrenitemsperpage=3, includeheader=true, includeverifiedcommenters=true, defaulttab=all, includerecommend=true, includereport=true, maxitemstop=2, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=7, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!