caramel banana french toast

In breakfast, brekkie, brunch, culinary experiments, sweet treats, vegetarian on 11.06.11 at 1:08 pm

i think this just might one-up the PB&J sammy.

so i’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try out the citrus-infused caramel spread that i brought home from my culinary travels to quebec this summer. and i can’t believe i waited this long to taste the caramel… it was like heaven on toast.

the citrus-infused caramel paired wonderfully with fresh bananas and this locally-made challah bread from itza bakeshop. it’s a bit of an unconventional french toast with the sunny-side-up egg filling, rather than the egg soaked in the bread. but what a way to do it up right with caramel for sunday brunch!

prep the toast:
– lightly spread unsalted buttter on the outside of 2 thick slices of fresh challah bread (or you can substitute with sourdough)
– melt 1 tsp of unsalted butter in large saucepan on high heat
– add both slices of challah to pan and toast each side until slightly toasted
– remove bread from pan & set aside

– fry 1 large egg (sunny-side-up, yolk intact)
– remove egg from pan & set aside

the filling:
– 1 medium banana (peeled, sliced)
– spread caramel on the inside of each slice of toast
– add a thin layer of ricotta cheese
– add banana slices and sunny-side-up egg (sandwiched in between the toast, reserve some banana slices for topping)


the french toast:
– melt 1 tsp of unsalted butter in the pan
– add the sandwich to the pan
– press down sandwich using a spatula, and cook until bread is toasted golden brown
– double ingredient quantities above for 2 servings


food styling:
– garnish french toast w/ fresh banana slices
– drizzle caramel over banana slices and bread
– lightly dust w/ icing sugar

(tip: use a small mesh strainer for a more ‘dusted’ effect. or if you don’t have one, just sprinkle the icing sugar using your fingers.)

fellow foodies, what do you think… does this caramel banana french toast have the edge over the PB&J sammy?

  1. Oh my….like having dessert for breakfast! Count me in!!


  2. This would be the end of me. I LOVE this recipe!


  3. Oh yum! i love french toast! My absolute ultimate breakfast. Will give this a try one day. :)


  4. This is a sinful spoonful of sweet dessert for breakfast! :)


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