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Banana Bread French Toast

Have leftover banana bread? Make Banana Bread French Toast and level up your brunch game. I promise you this french toast is so good, you’ll make extra banana bread on purpose next time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Trang


  • 6 slices of leftover banana bread about 1” thick
  • cup half and half 158 g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 oz butter for frying


  • Cut the banana bread into 1” thick slices and allow to dry overnight or preferably a couple of days in advance.
  • Beat together half and half, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and transfer the custard mixture to a shallow dish.
  • Place a few slices of banana bread into the custard mixture and soak one side for about 30 - 45 seconds. Flip the banana bread over and allow the other side to soak in the custard until saturated, another 30 - 45 seconds.
  • Place the custard soaked bread on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and allow any excess custard to drip off. Continue to soak the remaining bread slices.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the french toast for 3 - 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Adjust the heat between medium to medium low heat as necessary so the toast doesn’t burn.
  • Remove the french toasts from the skillet and serve right away.


  • You can substitute the half and half with ⅓ cup of milk + ⅓ cup of cream. I recommend whole milk but 2% will work as well.
  • You can also substitute coconut milk in place of the half and half. If using coconut milk, I recommend canned coconut milk for richer flavor and higher fat content.


Serving: 129g | Calories: 367kcal