Banana Bread French Toast with Strawberry Sauce & Honey Whipped Cream

Here’s the banana French Toast that I mentioned last week. Any banana bread will work, but I used my Toasted Pecan and Coconut Banana Bread recipe from here. And I traded in the maple syrup for a strawberry sauce and honey whipped cream.

Banana Bread French Toast with Strawberry Sauce & Honey Whipped Cream | Bakers Royale

Banana Bread French Toast via Bakers Royale

This was Matt’s Valentine’s breakfast. I’m not sure it was the kind of big hit that I wanted it to be, but then again he is very much a traditionalist with his food, so whipped cream on French toast with strawberries—well, he ate it. Let me preface that with—this probably goes against every food blogging rule, but so be it—when I say he ate it, he did one bite.

Banana Bread French Toast with Strawberry Sauce & Honey Whipped Cream | Bakers Royale

Then he asked for a second plate with just the French toast and maple syrup. The upside, he loved the banana bread French Toast. As for me and the little guy, we loved it with strawberry sauce. Although the little guy skipped the honey whipped cream—gah! Sometimes I think my  neighbors eat more of my baking than my family. Actually, I’m pretty sure they do.

But I’m hopeful with the new one on the way—maybe he will get my sweet tooth. Fingers crossed!!

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Banana Bread French Toast with Strawberry Sauce & Honey Whipped Cream

Yield: Servings 8

Ingredients:

Banana Bread French Toast

  • 8 slices of banana bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon

Strawberry Sauce

  • 16 oz. strawberries, hulled; divided use
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided use
  • 4 teaspoon lemon juice, divided use
  • 3 tablespoons water

Honey Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions:

To make strawberry sauce:

  1. Evenly divide strawberries into two bowls. Set one bowl aside, while halving and quartering strawberries from the other. Place cut strawberries in a sauce pan with 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until strawberries soften, (not mushy). Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Place remaining strawberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoon lemon juice and water in a blender and puree. Transfer mixture to a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until mixture thickens to syrup consistency. (If needed, transfer mixture back to blender for a final puree so syrup is smooth). Strain if needed. Set aside to cool slightly.

To make honey whipped cream:

  1. Place heavy cream and sugars in a chilled bowl, using a hand mixer on medium-high beat until thickened.  Add in honey and beat until stiff peaks just form.

To make Banana Bread French Toast:

Preparation: Lightly butter a non-stick griddle over medium high heat.

  1. Dip banana bread slices in egg mixture; let excess drip off. Place on griddle and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and serve with strawberry sauce and honey whipped cream.

 

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24 Responses to “Banana Bread French Toast with Strawberry Sauce & Honey Whipped Cream”

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — February 18, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    Your bread shots are so beautiful! The shine of berries, flavor of maple would definitely make this a breakfast worthy treat.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 19, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Banana bread as french toast sounds about perfect! pinned

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 19, 2014 @ 3:40 am

    I was just pondering what banana bread would taste like as french toast….thanks for doing the research for me! ;)
    We must be brain twins because I did a a french toast today too!
    Pinned! :)

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — February 19, 2014 @ 4:14 am

    I must have this for breakfast or dinner! This looks so very delicious! Pinning

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    Beth @ Hungry Happenings — February 19, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    I go through the same thing with my husband, and it drives me crazy. He wasn’t everything plain and always is quick to point out my concoctions are not better than the separate ingredients. He’d eat French Toast but want the strawberries just fresh and on the side. I so understand what you go through! I’d have gobbled up that entire platter. The French Toast looks divine.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 19, 2014 @ 5:04 am

    This is totally dreamy! Love it!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 19, 2014 @ 5:44 am

    This is seriously genius. It looks amazing!!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — February 19, 2014 @ 5:53 am

    So so gorgeous! I’ll take this anytime! : )

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    Skye — February 19, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    Fried banana bread sound pretty close to perfect. Add honey whipped cream – surely that is perfection? I can’t wait to make this!
    PS Your photos are gorgeous too – as always.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 19, 2014 @ 6:44 am

    Wow!! I love that this is made with banana bread!! Omg, what an indulgent breakfast treat!! Love it

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    Heather Christo — February 19, 2014 @ 7:03 am

    I feel the same way sometimes Naomi! But I have to say that this is so insanely gorgeous I can just hardly believe it. Not to mention that “Banana Bread french toast” is probably the best thing I have ever heard of!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 19, 2014 @ 7:06 am

    Now that is one gorgeous French toast. Love!

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    Beth @ bethcakes — February 19, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    Banana Bread French Toast! This is like my dream breakfast. :)

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — February 19, 2014 @ 7:14 am

    So stunningly gorgeous, your lighting and styling is perfection! The recipe is also delish, banana and strawberry is like my favorite combo since I was a kid!

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    David @ From Ballparks to BBQ — February 19, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    BRB. Going to put Honey Whipped Cream on EVERYTHING.

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    Catalina @ Baby on Board — February 19, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    Now this is called making good use of banana bread, so much better than just eating it plain with butter! Oh

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    Gaby — February 19, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    What a fabulous treat! Love that you made it with that wonderful banana bread!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — February 19, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

    Stunning pictures and such a creative dish! Love this!!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 19, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    Banana bread French toast sounds like the best ever, love the strawberry topper!

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    Skye — February 19, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

    This is exactly why I want to be one of your neighbors!

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    Dorinda — February 19, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    I’ll be your neighbor! :D

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    Tieghan — February 19, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    Love banana bread french toast. This is stunning and that sauce with the whipped cream sounds amazing!

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    deirdre — February 21, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    What a great way to use up stale banana bread!

    Deirdre @
    http://www.thekitschcook.blogspot.com

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 21, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    I could really go for some of these for breakfast!

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