French toast is a classic breakfast favorite and this banana french toast is a sweet treat the whole family can enjoy! It is filled with a thin layer of peanut butter and sweetened with bananas for a naturally sweetened treat!

Banana French toast strips

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French toast is a classic, but stuffed French toast brings the breakfast classic to another level. You can fill the French toast with whatever spreads you like or omit them altogether for a plain banana French toast!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make this peanut butter banana French toast:

Banana french toast ingredients
  • Bananas: The main source of sweetness for this French toast. Make sure to use bananas that are overripe with several brown spots. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the toast!
  • Bread: I used whole wheat bread, but any type of sliced sandwich bread may be used.
  • Egg: Used to firm up the liquids in the bread.
  • Peanut Butter: For added healthy fats and flavor.
  • Milk: To smooth out the batter and for added creaminess/flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and enhances the sweetness of the bananas.
  • Vanilla: For added flavor.

PROCESS

  1. Remove the crusts from the slices of bread.
  2. Spread about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on one slice of bread and top it with another slice of bread.
  3. Slice the bread into 4 small strips.
  4. Mash the banana in a bowl until smooth.
  5. Add in the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla into the bowl with the mashed banana. Whisk until well combined.
  6. Dip the French toast strips into the batter and shake off any excess batter.
  7. Heat some butter in a pan on low heat and cook the French toast sticks on all 4 sides. Make sure to turn the sticks on all sides to ensure that there is no raw egg on each piece. Allow them to cool before serving.
Steps to make peanut butter banana french toast

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Once cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 1 month.

Banana French toast

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Peanut butter: The peanut butter may be replaced with any nut butter, seed-based butter, or spread. You may also omit the spread and dip slices into the banana batter for plain banana French toast.
  • Egg: The egg may be replaced with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce.
  • Milk: The milk may be replaced with a dairy-free alternative like coconut milk or oat milk.
Banana French toast served with berries

RECIPE NOTES

  • Use overripe bananas for more sweetness. You may add a little maple syrup to the mixture if you prefer a sweeter batter, but I find that overripe bananas provide the perfect amount of sweetness on their own!
  • You can roll the bread slices out flat before adding in the peanut butter and 2nd slice, but keeping the bread as is results in a thicker French toast stick!
  • Use a thin layer of peanut butter between the bread slices so that the peanut butter is not too thick when taking bites into the toast.
  • These French toast sticks are perfect for baby-led weaning as they are easy for little ones to pick up and take bites from. You can also chop these up into small squares as your little one develops the pincer grasp to practice picking up smaller pieces!
Peanut butter Banana French toast

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Banana French toast

Banana French Toast

French toast is a classic breakfast favorite and this banana french toast is a sweet treat the whole family will love! It is filled with a thin layer of peanut butter and sweetened with bananas for a naturally sweetened treat!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana french toast, french toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 small overripe banana
  • 6 bread slices
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  • Remove the crusts from the slices of bread.
  • Spread about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on one slice of bread and top it with another slice of bread.
  • Slice the bread into 4 small strips.
  • Mash the banana in a bowl until smooth.
  • Add in the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla into the bowl with the mashed banana. Whisk until well combined.
  • Dip the French toast toast strips into the batter and shake off any excess batter.
  • Heat some butter in a pan on low heat and cook the French toast sticks on all 4 sides. Make sure to turn the sticks on all sides to ensure that there is no raw egg on each piece. Allow them to cool before serving.

Notes

  • Use overripe bananas for more sweetness. You may add a little maple syrup to the mixture if you prefer a sweeter batter, but I find that overripe bananas provide the perfect amount of sweetness on their own!
  • You can roll the bread slices out flat before adding in the peanut butter and 2nd slice, but keeping the bread as is results in a thicker French toast stick!
  • Use a thin layer of peanut butter between the bread slices so that the peanut butter is not too thick when taking bites into the toast.
  • These French toast sticks are perfect for baby-led weaning as they are easy for little ones to pick up and take bites from. You can also chop these up into small squares as your little one develops the pincer grasp to practice picking up smaller pieces!
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Banana French Toast
Amount per Serving
Calories
137.72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4.91
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.07
g
7
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1.27
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1.84
g
Cholesterol
 
27.88
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
167.82
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
148.05
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
18.7
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1.86
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4.51
g
5
%
Protein
 
5.47
g
11
%
Vitamin A
 
59.28
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1.52
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
49.56
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1.28
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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