Take banana bread to the next level when you soak it in a classic French toast batter and fry it for an impressive (but oh so easy!) breakfast or brunch. Top with chopped walnuts, sliced bananas and maple syrup for extra decadence.
Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a 4-cup measuring cup or mixing bowl.
Arrange 4 slices of banana bread in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pour half of the egg mixture over the bread. Let soak for 1 minute, then turn the slices over and soak for 1 minute more.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the slices and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining banana bread, egg mixture and butter.
To serve, top with walnuts, sliced banana and maple syrup, if desired.
294 calories;11 g fat(6 g sat); 3 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 152 mg cholesterol; 21 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 498 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 103 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 311 mg sodium; 250 mg potassium
Iron (22% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2½
Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ fruit, ½ medium-fat protein