This french toast was a combination of a couple of things that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile now. I’ve been wanting to caramelize bananas for a looong time now. However, whenever the urge would strike me I would inevitably not have bananas around! But this time, this time I was able to make that magic happen. I had also wanted to try using a baguette to make french toast. I highly, highly recommend using a baguette! Not only does it make it bite size which is way more fun, but it crisps up in a really wonderful way. There’s no soggy middle it’s all sweet and flaky goodness.
I’m still taking photographs with my phone until my new charger arrives. It’s not terrible, but it’s not as good as it could be. But I felt it was appropriate for this recipe. When the pieces are bite size you don’t even need a fork and knife. I will confess to biting into one right out of the pan with a dab of caramelized banana and a drizzle of maple syrup thrown on top. Less dishes for the win!
Caramelizing bananas is incredibly easy. It actually takes about 5min to do tops, that’s including the time you will take to peel and slice the banana! You just slice your bananas lengthwise, heat up some vegan margarine, toss in a little brown sugar, drop your bananas in, wait 10 seconds, add some rum and cinnamon. Flip your bananas let them cook another 30-40seconds and you are done! That’s it, that’s all. So simple! Soooo delicious.
I’ve got a truly gorgeous spring bouquet on my kitchen table. Spring may be taking it’s sweet time to get here, but I can look at beautiful flowers and pretend that it’s warm outside. Caramelized banana french toast also helps.
Slice two bananas lengthwise
Add one tablespoon of margarine to a pan over medium high heat.
Add 3 tbl brown sugar
Add the bananas to the pan, cut side up, allow to cook for 20 seconds
Add 1/4 cup rum
Add 1/8 tsp cinnamon
Cook for 15 seconds
Flip bananas and allow to cook for another 40 seconds
The French toast recipe is here. Feel free to use sourdough bread if you choose, but I recommend the baguette sliced into 1/2 inch pieces!