Banana Bread French Toast


This is my family’s favorite use for leftover Banana Bread. They will actually avoid eating it the day I make it in order to have some leftover for french toast! This is beyond delicious and truly heaven sent!

Be sure to check out Banana Bread Pudding Sundae, Banana Bread Caremel Sundae, and of course the original recipe for Banana Bread!

You’ll need milk, eggs, and vanilla.

First, we’ll get our bread all nice and toasted. Banana bread tends to be very moist and somewhat delicate so toasting it will dry it out a bit, enabling it to soak up more of our batter, and also toughen it up a bit so that it can withstand the dipping and turning without falling into pieces.

Place your slices on a baking sheet and put in the oven until lightly browned, then turn and let the other side brown. I just put my oven on 400 and kept an eye on them.

Next, crack three eggs in a bowl. Add one cup of milk.

And a teaspoon of vanilla.

Mix well with a whisk.

Melt some margarine or butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Dip both sides of bread into your batter.
Fry in margarine until golden on both sides.

Place on plate and top with sliced bananas and syrup!

Banana Bread French Toast
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  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 slices leftover banana bread
  1. Toast banana bread.
  2. Mix all ingredients and whisk well to blend. Dip each side of banana bread slices in batter and fry over medium heat in a skillet coated with melted butter, until golden on both sides.
  3. Top with bananas and Syrup.

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  1. Mommy's Kitchen says

    OMYGOODNESS Christy I am going to die over all these recipe. I never would of thought to make banana bread french toast or the sundae I am so drooling all over myself.

  2. Southern Plate says

    Oh thank you! I do hope you try this, it is just…..I can’t even tell you how good it is!

    It makes my husband’s eyes nearly pop out of his head though and it looks so very *pretty* and impressive with so little effort!

  3. Pinky says

    Oh YUMMY!!

    I like to take leftover Banana Bread and toast it in the oven then break it up and make Bread pudding with it….well Banana Bread pudding! LOL
    I might have to try this.

    I have a leftover loaf of home made Bread i made this week! Now what can you whip up with that??! LOL I think I might toast with cinnamon and sugar and make bread pudding.

  4. mindless_rambling says

    @ southern plate

    No, I never made banana bread, but as I do have access to all the ingredients, I’m sure I will.

    Your banana bread surprise actually made me think of an old Dutch “recipe”. It also takes milk and eggs to soak bread in, although in that case its just plain old white bread and cinnamon was added to the mixture. After baking, it’s sprinkled with sugar. We call that “wentelteefjes” (lol, literally translated, that would be “turned bitches….I didn’t make that up!)

  5. Southern Plate says

    Pinky, I bet I am too late in getting this to you but here is a great recipe I love to use leftover french bread for.

    Overnight Stuffed French Toast

    8 oz cream cheese
    2 T marmalade or preserves
    6 1 1/2 in slices french bread
    4 eggs
    1 C milk
    1 tsp vanilla

    Grease 9×13 inch dish. In a small bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and marmalade. Cut a pocket in the top crust of each slice of bread and divide cream cheese evenly by stuffing it inside the created pocket.

    Beat together eggs, milk, and vanilla. Slowly pour egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure to pour over the top. Cover and chill overnight. Bane, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
    Serve with syrup. I sometimes heat some of the preserves I used to stuff it with and pour that over instead of syrup. This is really good and you can have a nice breakfast first thing without having to get up at the crack of dawn.

    Anyway, I’m sure you’re idea will be even better, you just mentioned leftover french bread and ideas and so…….

  6. Southern Plate says

    Mindless_Rambling: My mother and I got such a laugh out of your comment! I would LOVE to meet the lady who named that dish you mentioned! I bet she was having one heck of a day when she named it!!!

    We make the same thing here and just call it french toast…….I definitely like your name better 😀

  7. mindless_rambling says

    Hahaha, we all call it that over here, it’s one of the oldest Dutch recipes.
    It just doesn’t sound so bad in my language somehow! (in Dutch it’s “wentelteefjes”)

    I wasn’t aware of the fact you guys make the exact same thing and call it French toast, lol.
    But I’m glad you got a laugh out of it 😉

  8. Momma K says

    Oh my goodness Christy! Just this morning, while I was making French Toast, my husband had to have a slice of Banana Nut Bread as an “appetizer”! LOL! Wish I had seen this early! LOL!


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