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!
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.
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!