Mashed Banana French Toast

    15 minutes

    French toast is even better with the addition of mashed banana. For a full on brunch, garnish with fresh strawberries, icing sugar and maple syrup.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 8 slices white bread
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a cast iron or other ovenproof frying pan with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
    2. Spread mashed banana on top of 4 slices of bread. Place remaining four slices on top.
    3. In a bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip bread in egg mixture for 45 seconds on each side then place in frying pan.
    4. Cook bread for two minutes on each side and then bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until golden. If you don't have an ovenproof pan, bake on an ungreased baking tray. Serve immediately.


    French toast is best made with slightly stale bread. It's a great way to use up bread that might otherwise find its way to the bin!

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    Delicious! I would suggest one change, however. The bananas get very runny in the oven if you mash them. I now make this recipe using sliced banana instead.  -  14 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very good! We changed it a little bit by adding some cream cheese and sugar in with the mashed bananas, and we served some of the mixture on the side. Quite a treat for breakfast!  -  05 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this was pretty good although i took the advice from other users and didn't sliced rather than mashed the bananas. my 6 year old would eat this every morning if he could. thanks for sharing.  -  28 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)