This Banana Bread French Toast recipe is so delicious. We make ours with a cereal crust which gives this soft and tender banana bread a really nice crunch. This is definitely a recipe to look forward to after you have made and enjoyed a loaf of Banana Bread. I personally like to make a loaf, and then look forward to Banana Bread French Toast the next morning. There are just two of us in our house, so figuring out ways to use the rest of a huge loaf of Banana Bread is helpful. Don’t get me wrong, we love Banana Bread, but in reality we can only get through about half a loaf. Making Banana Bread French Toast is also a great way to calm yourself after a huge earthquake (we had one here last night! UGH). If you are looking for other things to make out of Banana Bread, try our Banana Bread Churro Bites! We also LOVE this recipe for Chocolate Chip and Coconut Banana Bread.
How to make Banana Bread French Toast
- Prepare egg mixture. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Prepare cornflake crust. In another bowl, add the crushed cornflakes.
- Dip Banana Bread. Using dried out Banana Bread slices, dip each slice into the egg mixture, and then dredge in the cornflake crust until fully coated. The even coated crust will make sure you have a nice crunchy texture all around.
- Cook Banana Bread French Toast. Add butter to a hot griddle or pan and cook the slices on each side for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels if needed.
- Serve with Maple Syrup.
- OPTIONAL! Slice bananas and cook on a griddle or in a pan with butter and a little brown sugar until caramelized. Serve over your Banana Bread French Toast!
Tips and Tricks
- It is important to let the Banana Bread dry out for a day or so, that way it will soak up more egg mixture. You can also place the slices on a baking sheet and place in a 200°F oven for about 3 hours.
- If you Banana Bread is especially soft, use a perforated spatula to help soak the slices in the egg mixture. This will help support the slices so that you can try prevent them from breaking, but also make sure that excess is still running off.
- All types of standard Banana Bread works for this recipe, even flavored banana bread recipes like our Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread.
- Beat the eggs until the mixture is fully combined and the texture is the same throughout. It makes it easier to dip the banana bread and will eliminate and stringy bits.
- If you don’t have cornflake cereal, other options that are delicious are Bran Flakes, which gives a slightly nuttier flavor. You could also use Panko breadcrumbs, crushed butter crackers, or crushed potato chips.
- If you don’t have Banana Bread, you can use regular bread no problem! You can also use any other loaf breads like a blueberry bread, or a spiced cake loaf.
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Banana Bread French Toast
- 1 recipe chocolate chip-coconut banana bread, sliced into 3/4 inch thick slices
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups cornflakes, finely crushed
- ¼ cup butter, softened and divided
- 1 banana, peeled and sliced
- maple syrup
- Allow banana bread to dry out slightly in open air for about 1 day (you can also place the slices on a baking sheet and place in a 200°F oven for about 3 hours).
- In a shallow dish whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In another shallow bowl, add the crushed cornflakes.
- Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture then dredge each piece in cornflakes until completely covered.
- Place a large nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat and melt 2 tablespoons butter.
- Cook French toast on each side for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
- Drain on paper towels for 1 minute before plating and serving with sliced bananas and maple syrup.
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Loved this recipe!
Omg, I have to make this stat! Love the gif by the way!
I live about 5 minutes from the center of the earthquake last night–crazy shaking going on!
Anyway… Yum! These look amazing! Banana bread and french toast are my two favorite breakfast breads :)
WOW!! i never thought of Banana Bread in a French Toast style… this is mmazing!
I made so many loaves of banana bread in my early cooking days that I rarely even glance at a recipe anymore…this one has possibilities! ’70’s here we come!
That is the best idea ever, I am dying to try this! The gifs always make me drool.
Lori @ RecipeGirl
Holy Moly! Love this. How the heck did you do the dripping syrup action photo. So fun!