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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Ummm, what is “extra” banana bread?
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!!
that looks so good. i wish i had banana bread so much right now whyyyy
Bev @ Bev Cooks
Oh my goodness, this was amazing. You are killing me here. And excited for you being in Anthology!
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…
Jenny @ BAKE
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!
I have made banana bread FT before but this is much more decadent and cool with the cornflakes etc…wow, pass a fork please.
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!
lovely idea! i bet this taste CRAZY AWESOME!
Elodie from Framing Plates
Banana bread french toast sounds delicious. It’s on my to do list! Thanks for sharing girls.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
OMG. THIS WAS HEAVEN!
That looks absolutely amazing. Great food photography and what a creative way to capture the pouring of the syrup; through a cinemagram!
Holy geez, that looks good. And I always love your gifs. They are epic!
Sorry to hear about the earthquake this morning. Yikes!
love this idea!! this makes me want to go make some banana bread right now
Heather (Heather's Dish)
i’m so glad i just worked out…i’m pretty sure i gained 80 pounds from just looking at these pictures! INCREDIBLE :)
Averie @ Averie Cooks
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!
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!
Katie @ Blonde Ambition
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!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Oh wow I’ve made banana bread french toast before but I love the crunchy outside of these!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
Wow…this looks so good. I’m a banana bread/muffin fan anyway, but this is crazy yummy looking! Love the crunchy flakes!!
Diane, A Broad
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!
I would love to have it for breakfast :)
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 :)
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!