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three slices of french toast on plate

10-Minute Caramelized Banana French Toast

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Grab your crusty bread and enjoy a hotel-worthy breakfast at home in minutes! This simple banana french toast recipe uses challah bread dunked in a mixture of ripe banana, eggs, vanilla, and a kiss of almond extract. Pan fry in butter until golden for the most sublime naturally sweet banana french toast ever! A favorite with kids, too.


  • 3 large slices challah bread* (or your favorite bread, older bread is ideal)
  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp butter, for cooking


  1. Place banana in a shallow bowl or rectangular baking dish. Mash well with a fork. (Alternatively, you can blend banana, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and almond extract in the blender.)
  2. Add eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and almond extract to the dish. Whisk to combine.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. Once hot, add 1/2 tbsp butter.
  4. Dunk bread slices in mixture, flipping to make sure they're coated on both sides. (Don't let bread sit in the mixture for too long or it may fall apart and be too moist.)
  5. Once butter is melted and sizzling and spread all over the pan, add 1-2 bread slices. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden, then flip and cook another minute. Transfer to a plate.
  6. Melt another 1/2 tbsp butter and cook remaining bread. Serve with fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar if you're feeling fancy!


*if using a smaller/less thick sandwich bread, use 4 slices (or enough to use up all the batter)