I had a guest ask if I could make Bananas Foster French Toast and of course I said “yes!” Here’s the recipe I came up with.
Bananas Foster French ToastServes 18 12 eggs 3 cups whold milk 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 sticks butter + some for griddle 2 loaves French bread 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup maple syrup 2 cups pecan halves or pieces 3 tsp rum extract 8 bananas, sliced
Cut French bread into 36 slices. Each loaf should yield about 18 slices about 3/4″ thick. Whisk eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Dip French bread slices in egg mixture and place in large, flat pans like a jelly roll pan. After all the bread has been dipped, evenly pour remaining egg mixture over the bread in the pans and let it sit for a few minutes to soak up egg mixture. Melt 1-2 tsp butter in a griddle or large, flat skillet. Place bread slices on the hot griddle. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until browned. Remove to cookie sheets. Bake the French toast in a 350 oven for 20 minutes to set the egg in the center. In a large skillet melt 2 sticks of butter, then add brown sugar and maple syrup. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 2 minutes longer to dissolve sugar. Add banana slices, pecans and rum extract. Simmer for one minute more and serve over French toast.