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You Ought to Add a Banana to Your French Toast Batter

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Within the age of viral and sometimes antagonistic TikTok recipes, it’s good to see one thing classic get consideration. Take this “secret banana” french toast—The Reddit-famous recipe is sort of easy: Puree half a banana with an egg and somewhat cinnamon, dip some entire grain bread within the batter, and fry in butter. It’s type of like these two-ingredient banana pancakes, solely with precise bread and gluten concerned (fortunately).

You could have seen the French toast pictured within the picture above has not been made with entire grain bread. That’s as a result of I didn’t have any in my home—however I did have some challah, which my most well-liked bread for making French toast. (If you wish to see a evaluation of the recipe precisely as written, head to The Kitchn.)

Regardless of your bread choice, I’m assured you’ll get pleasure from “invisible banana” French toast, offered you want the flavour of bananas. The batter is nice and its sugars caramelize superbly within the pan, giving the dish a nice, however not overpowering banana taste. When made with challah, it tastes like a banana-flavored doughnut. When made with challah and completed with raspberry jam or strawberry sauce, it tastes like a banana-flavored jelly doughnut. In case you fry it in oil as a substitute of butter, it’s dairy-free, which is good for the lactose-intolerant.

Like several French toast, you may maintain the toppings easy (butter and maple syrup), however I urge you to slice up the opposite half of the banana and fan the slices out on prime, maybe over a smear of Nutella. Banana and Nutella work magic collectively.

Invisible Banana French Toast (frivolously tailored from Reddit)


  • 1 banana, lower in half
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 2 slices of your favourite bread (I like to recommend challah)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, divided

Add half of the banana, an egg, vanilla, and cinnamon to a blender, or cup giant sufficient to accommodate an immersion blender. Mix to mix. Soften 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick pan over medium warmth. Pour the batter in a shallow bowl and dip each side of a bit of bread within the batter. Let the surplus drip off.

Once the butter starts to foam, but before it starts to brown, add the battered bread to pan. Fry on both sides for a few minutes until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with second piece of bread, adding the second tablespoon of butter to the pan if needed. Slice the remaining banana on the bias and fan on top of the French toast. Serve with your favorite French toast accompaniments.



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