Banana Bread French Toast


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.

a recipe photo of the Banana Bread French Toast
Photo: Diana Chistruga
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings


  • 4 large eggs

  • ¾ cup low-fat milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 8 slices banana bread, about 1 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • Toasted chopped walnuts, sliced banana and pure maple syrup for topping (optional)


  1. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a 4-cup measuring cup or mixing bowl.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. To serve, top with walnuts, sliced banana and maple syrup, if desired.

Associated Recipes

Healthy Banana Bread

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 slice each
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 21g
Added Sugars 15g 30%
Protein 9g 17%
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Vitamin A 498IU 10%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 250mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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