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double banana, banana bread french toast

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double banana, banana bread french toast | edible perspective

double banana, banana bread french toast | edible perspective

double banana, banana bread french toast | edible perspective

double banana, banana bread french toast | edible perspective

double banana, banana bread french toast | edible perspective

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Double Banana, Banana Bread French Toast [serves 1]

  • 2, thick slices of gluten free banana bread
  • 1/2 medium banana, mashed until egg-like
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil/butter/ghee/oil for cooking
  1. In a wide bowl whisk the egg, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt together.
  2. Add in the mashed banana and whisk together.
  3. Soak both slices of bread in the bowl for about 3 minutes.
  4. Gently flip and soak for another 3 minutes.
  5. Heat an 8-10” skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
  6. Once hot, place the soaked bread in the pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes until deep golden brown.
  7. Gently flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  8. Eat as is [delicious without any topping!] or top with banana nut butter spread, butter, maple syrup, etc.

double banana, banana bread french toast | edible perspective

I just didn’t think words were necessary for this post.


edited to add:

Just wanted to include a few vegan friendly french toast recipes!  All are egg-free + dairy free and the 4th recipe is both vegan and gluten free.

Reader Comments (29)

I would do almost anything for a breakfast like this these days!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather @ Heather's Dish
No words necessary indeed!! Can you come to New Zealand? And cook me up some Sunday brunch??? I would love it very much, thank you ;)
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
Mmm this looks all kinds of awesome! Love it!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
No, no words girl! This looks fantastic!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
oh, yum.
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatty lea
Wow. I think you're right. There are no words.
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie @ Free Range Human
Are you kidding!?! This might be the best thing I have ever heard of. I cannot wait to try the banana bread and I assure you I will eat each piece like this. You are my hero :)
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichaela {au naturel design}
Words? Who needs words! I need napkins for the drool on my screen!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKel
You can go ahead and add these photos to the "Best Photos Ashley's Ever Taken" folder. You've got some serious skills :) This recipe sounds so banana-y delicious. I just made your vegan pumpkin baked french toast for breakfast Sunday morning and absolutely loved it! I made your pumpkin spiced almond butter the night before and topped the french toast with that. Heaven in my mouth!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
@Megan - New Zealand? I'm SO THERE. We dream about coming to NZ one day!

@Kel - Just don't drool on your keyboard or you may short it out. My family dog did that to my dad's keyboard once. She was hovering by my dad while he was eating ice cream on the floor with his lap top. :)

@Andrea - So glad you make the pumpkin baked french toast AND the pumpkin AB and enjoyed them both. Thanks for letting me know!!
September 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
Wow did my ears perk up at the sound of these. Holy YUM this looks incredible! Sheer evil genius :)
OMG.....I die. This looks sooo delicious!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVivienne
OMG! No you didn't. What an amazingly indulgent breakfast. But there's fruit (banana) all up in it, so it's totally cool. :)
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Blonde Ambition
I saw Katie post this on pinterest - wow does this look amazing. No words needed at all!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather @ Better With Veggies
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFelicia
When I said I wanted to make french toast out of that little brain couldn't even fathom something as delicious as these! Can't wait to make the bread! And then shortly after...the french toast!:)
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKylie @ immaeatthat
I made your banana bread last night, and I know what I'm gonna be eating for breakfast tomorrow morning. Thanks for the great idea!!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVicki
Words are definitly not necessary. Can I just come over and you can make me this for breakfast, lunch and dinner? I don't think my banana bread would last into making it into toast.
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Wow! This looks amazing. What a beautiful blog you have Ashley. We invite you to share your great food and other stories with us at
We'll be back soon!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise @BeBetsy
@Kylie - I hope you like both recipes and am glad the french toast exceeded your expectations!

@Vicki - Thanks for letting me know you made the bread. Enjoy breakfast!
September 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
These photos are beautiful, and the french toast sounds amazing! Thanks for adding the vegan french toast recipes too. I can't wait to try them all! I think I'll try the pumpkin muffin version tomorrow.
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
wow you are genious! looks soo terrific- great idea! thank you!
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramy
this looks divine... and gives me weird ideas what to do with my pumpkin bread later this week!
September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKsenija @ Health Ninja
this looks totally delicious!! (when are you going to write more about that wedding that you photographed?)
September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn
This looks so good! Banana bread is our fave:)
You are most definitely right- NO words are needed!
I can't believe this, but I have never, ever made french toast with anything other than regular old bread that I've bought from the store. I've wanted to make it from a loaf before, but never remember to do so when I've actually baked one. I need to start writing things like this down!
@Kerry - You're welcome! Was thinking of you when I added those. I know I have a lot of vegan readers so I wanted to point those out. :)

@Kathryn - Thanks for asking about the wedding photos! Typically speaking, wedding photos are not delivered back to the client for 6-10 weeks simply because they take so much time to edit and it's hard to give my full attention to those photos. The first wedding I shot [in early august] ended up taking a total of 35 hours to complete [including the actual 9hr wedding day]. I'm in the thick of writing, testing, and photographing for the doughnut cookbook so I haven't had a lot of time for the wedding photos yet. When they're done I'll definitely let everyone know here but the post will be featured on my photography blog. Luckily, the photos are for good friends of mine so they totally understand the wait. I did post about 30 previews on my facebook page, so feel free to check those out. Sorry for the long-winded response! ;)
September 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
I am totally obsessed with baked goods of this kind right now - I know, the latter half of this banana bread isn't exactly baked, but it hits all those right notes. And the fact that it's gluten free just makes me ecstatic.
September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberley
Another truly yummy dish Ashley. I made the Banana Bread on Saturday for breakfast, then the Fench Toast version on Sunday. All the family loved it!! Super Super recipe....thanks so much for sharing!!!!
October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy-Lee Bynon

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