Especially if you have some over-ripe bananas on hand, here’s a smart thing to do right now with those bananas: make “cinnamon chip” banana bread. You’ll discover that combining cinnamon chips with banana bread is a marriage made in heaven. It’s also smart to make more than one loaf because (1) it disappears quickly, and (2) it’s easy to store in the refrigerator or freezer where banana bread tends to gain some moisture and improve with age over the first couple of days!
If that’s not special enough for you, then continue reading to learn the best way to make French Toast for breakfast with your banana bread. To top it off, how about adding some Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup with a divinely caramel flavor and a hint of butterscotch that everyone loves? Then add some orange whipped cream to make it perfect.
A breakfast to remember!
Start by making the Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread. You can choose between a recipe from scratch (such as Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread), or otherwise you can take the easy route by signing up for an account and ordering the ready-made mix online (click on the special link at the end of this post …).
After baking the bread and letting it cool, wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate it overnight (or longer!).
Here are the easy steps to make Banana Bread French Toast after you’ve baked your banana bread and stored it in the refrigerator:
- Prepare an egg wash as you would for other French toast, with eggs and a little milk.
- Cut the banana bread into thick slabs.
- Put a little butter in a wide skillet or use a griddle. Set the heat a little lower than usual so that the heat has time to penetrate these slabs of banana bread.
- Dip the banana bread in the egg wash, covering both sides. Use a wide spatula to handle the slices without breaking apart. Cook well on one side before turning. Serve hot with warm syrup.