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Banana Bread slices coated in corn flakes and cooked on the griddle.
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Today we’re re-posting an “oldie, but goody” for sure. It’s our banana bread French toast. I feel like banana bread is everywhere. People love to make it and people love to eat it and it’s around during the summer, gifted during the holidays, it really is a year-round treat and that’s fine by me! One thing that I’ve noticed, around my household in particular at least, is that whenever we make or are gifted banana bread, we end up eating about half of it (there are only 2 of us…well 3 including our precious dog, Dex…but he doesn’t get any banana bread. Sorry little guy!), then the rest sits around the kitchen counter or in the fridge for another few weeks before it’s eventually thrown away. Even if it’s the best banana bread ever, we still end up finding ourselves a little over it after we’ve each had about 5 or 6 slices. Does this happen to anyone else?!

To combat this issue and make sure we’re not wasting the rest we’ve started converted the rest of our banana breads into other things to keep things interesting for us, and this Banana Bread French Toast is at the top of our list! I love the crunch of the cornflakes coating against the soft and sweet interior of the bread itself. Oh and banana bread and maple syrup?!?! SO GOOD! We’ve also tried making these little Banana Bread Churro Bites with melty ice cream to dip them in, which I’m not mad about, nope, not at all. :)

So if you find yourself with a half loaf of banana bread that you want to change things up with, I think you should make this banana bread french toast. There’s also nothing wrong with baking a loaf of banana bread, JUST to make this French toast, especially if it’s our Chocolate Chip + Coconut Banana Bread. It’s not like I haven’t done that a couple dozen times. Enjoy! xx, Jenny
A recipe for Banana Bread French Toast coated in corn flakes.

Did anyone else in LA feel that earthquake early this morning? I thought it was my cats fighting on the bed at first. I have not felt an earthquake here in years, and I’m surprised it woke me up. When I woke up this morning I went and read the news to see if I could find any information on the quake. It was pretty close to where I live. The thing about the article that freaked me out the most was this weird foreshadowing paragraph at the end that stated that in the past 10 days, there have been earthquakes around Los Angeles. Ok, what is that supposed to mean? A huge one is coming? Are you trying to freak everyone out? I’m freaked out. I think it may be time to get some earthquake insurance for all the props in the studio. Speaking of props and the studio, Jenny and I are in the new issue of Anthology serving up some delicious Asian inspired finger foods, AND the party takes place in our studio so you can see where we spend most of our lives. So go check out the new issue!

We are continuing our Banana Bread recipe 3 ways today with Banana Bread French Toast. This recipe is pretty epic. Banana bread dipped in an egg mixture and dredged in corn flakes then topped with more bananas. It’s a really good way to use up extra banana bread. Yummmm. We hope you love it!
♥ Teri

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Banana Bread French Toast
Serves 3 to 4

1 recipe chocolate chip-coconut banana bread, sliced into ½ inch thick slices
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups cornflakes, finely crushed
1/4 cup butter, softened and divided
1 banana, peeled and sliced
maple syrup

1. 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).
2. In a shallow dish whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In another shallow bowl, add the crushed cornflakes.
3. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture then dredge each piece in cornflakes until completely covered.
4. Place a large nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat and melt 2 tablespoons butter.
5. Cook French toast on each side for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
6. Drain on paper towels for 1 minute before plating and serving with sliced bananas and maple syrup.

  1. jenny Not Specified Not Specified

    it woke me up too.. and then i couldn’t go back to sleep because i’m super afraid of earthquakes. :( i’m not a fan of bananas, but this recipe looks so so good!

  2. Paula Not Specified Not Specified

    oh gosh, I`d like to try this with banana slices… It sounds delicious and looks even better! I recently made banana bread so it`s good idea to make it again for such stunning french toasts :)

  3. maddie Not Specified Not Specified

    I would love to have it for breakfast :)

  4. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    Whoa. This sounds perfect. I always half a 1/4 loaf of stale banana bread left over when I make it. I’m definitely doing this to the leftovers next time!

  5. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow…this looks so good. I’m a banana bread/muffin fan anyway, but this is crazy yummy looking! Love the crunchy flakes!!

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh wow I’ve made banana bread french toast before but I love the crunchy outside of these!

  7. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    I heard about the earthquake! Didn’t feel it here in Norcal, I’m just too busy hoping I live far enough from San Francisco to miss *their* next big earthquake.

    This French Toast sounds out of control yummy!

  8. Ashley Not Specified Not Specified

    Banana bread AND french toast?? INsane. And the syrup animation is perfection. Please pass a fork. I’m the earthquake was not too severe and hoping that’s the last of the little quakes. Congrats on Anthology!

  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m in San Diego and I didn’t feel anything but I did feel some weird trembles about 4-5 days ago. I was up late, the house was quiet and I was at my desk and all of a sudden, everything was rumbling for about 10 secs.

    Congrats on Anthology!

    And this french toast must be killer good with banana bread!

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    i’m so glad i just worked out…i’m pretty sure i gained 80 pounds from just looking at these pictures! INCREDIBLE :)

  11. purelymichelle Not Specified Not Specified

    love this idea!! this makes me want to go make some banana bread right now

  12. Jacey Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy geez, that looks good. And I always love your gifs. They are epic!

    Sorry to hear about the earthquake this morning. Yikes!

  13. Melissa Skorpil Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks absolutely amazing. Great food photography and what a creative way to capture the pouring of the syrup; through a cinemagram!

  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified


  15. Elodie from Framing Plates Not Specified Not Specified

    Banana bread french toast sounds delicious. It’s on my to do list! Thanks for sharing girls.

  16. Lynna Not Specified Not Specified

    lovely idea! i bet this taste CRAZY AWESOME!

  17. Kaitlin Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my. That last shot with the syrup pouring on? Stunning! I’ve never felt an earthquake, but I’d definitely be weirded out in your position!

  18. Noble Pig Not Specified Not Specified

    I have made banana bread FT before but this is much more decadent and cool with the cornflakes etc…wow, pass a fork please.

  19. Jenny @ BAKE Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds amazing! If I can ever save enough banana to make this (it doesn’t last long in my house) I love the idea of a crust!

  20. Lucia Not Specified Not Specified

    Earthquakes are waking people up here in Italy too. Unfortunately we can’t do aything about it, except for comforting our beloved with banana bread…

  21. Lucia Not Specified Not Specified

    Earthquakes are waking people up here in Italy too. Unfortunately we can’t do aything about it, except for comforting our beloved with banana bread…

  22. domestikate Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing. You are killing me here. And excited for you being in Anthology!

  23. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified


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  25. zee Not Specified Not Specified

    that looks so good. i wish i had banana bread so much right now whyyyy

  26. ally Not Specified Not Specified

    what a sensational idea… i’m in love! sorry about the earthquake – i’m glad you’re all safe! your last photo is brilliant… that maple syrup cascading over the french toast – divine!!


  27. Andi Not Specified Not Specified

    Ummm, what is “extra” banana bread?

  28. Lori @ RecipeGirl Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy Moly! Love this. How the heck did you do the dripping syrup action photo. So fun!

  29. Yii-Huei Not Specified Not Specified

    That is the best idea ever, I am dying to try this! The gifs always make me drool.

  30. T Duke Not Specified Not Specified

    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!

  31. nance428 Not Specified Not Specified

    WOW!! i never thought of Banana Bread in a French Toast style… this is mmazing!

  32. Amanda Not Specified Not Specified

    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 :)

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  52. Tori Not Specified Not Specified

    Omg, I have to make this stat! Love the gif by the way!

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