saturday morning breakfast MADE.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

my dad has always been something of a breakfast chef.  since growing up, the most delicious of breakfasts were usually something cooked up by him (sorry mom!).  probably because they were of the more indulgent variety than the healthy variety.  banana french toast was at the top of the list.  any bread will do (and it will be delicious), but i think challah bread is really the best.  he made it for steve and i while we were down there recently and it was decadent.  like better than a restaurant good.  and it couldn't be simpler.  also, it's the perfect thing to do with those black bananas you store in your freezer. you don't?  just me?

challah bread banana french toast
serves 6

a loaf of challah bread
5-6 eggs
5-6 very ripe bananas
1-2 cups of milk (or half and half--even better!)

blend eggs, bananas, milk.

soak day-old (or longer) semi stale challah bread.  really press it into the batter until all the air bubbles are gone and it's sufficiently soaked up the mixture.  both sides.  and cook!  

serve with maple syrup.  maybe some whipped cream if you're feeling extra special.



21 comments:

  1. not just you...my freezer is full of black bananas! they make the best banana bread. this french toast sounds devine!

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  2. mhmhmhmhmmmmm, yum yum yum! this looks sooo good! it's almost 3pm in munich but i really need to have breakfast now!

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  3. I'm glad you confessed to a freezer full of black bananas. I was worried it was just me. I'm pinning this recipe because it looks ohhhh so good. Thanks Bridget's dad :)

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  4. That looks delicious! And makes my bacon-English muffin-cream cheese breakfast seem kind of wimpy.

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  5. We made french toast a couple mornings ago too! I've never tried it with the Challah bread, but I bet it's much fancier that way. On my list now...

    And in case you're interested, I tagged you in a fun, random facts post here:

    http://annapolisandcompany.com/2013/01/random-things-about-me/

    I hope you'll join in! :)

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  6. Oh my gosh...this just looks like the perfect breakfast! Get in my belly!

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  7. @mary beth, thanks for the tag!

    @angie, it is SO good.

    @danielle riebel and @sarah high fives for black bananas in the freezer!

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  8. I've never frozen bananas! This is news to me! Shame! I have some on the counter right now that are TOO RIPE for eating. I was going to make banana bread, but haven't gotten around to it. Perhaps I'll try this little recipe! Looks DELISH!!!!!

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  9. challah bread is my FAAAAAAAAAVORITE

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  10. You have really opened my eyes to this freezing of bananas phenomenon. Don't they get all gooey and gross once you thaw them though? Is there a trick to this secret of yours?!

    www.rosyrilli.blogspot.com

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  11. Yum! This sounds AMAZING! I love banana pancakes but this sounds even better. Can't wait to try it!!!!

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  12. @rosirilli, they do get kind of gooey but it doesnt really matter--just cut (with scissors) one side of the banana and squeeze it out. better to not let the people who'll be eating it watch this process :)

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  13. yummy, yum... love french toast so will def try this weekend :)

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  14. @bridget do you mash the bananas up and put them in the egg mixture before you dip the bread in? just making sure because i seriously want to make these for dinner tonight :)

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  15. ummmmm, i will take all six servings, please! and thank you. :)

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  16. @cynthia, i put them in the blender too! enjoy!

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  17. Sooo challah is my absolute favorite. I can eat a whole loah by myself, and grew up (almost) doing that every Shabbat. =P
    It's dangerous.

    This recipe sounds delishhhh

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  18. Yup. Pretty much our Saturday mornings. We may or may not only buy challah for the french toast.

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  19. Oh my! Such a delicious meal! My mom makes french toast like this all the time and I have yet to make it on my own. This reminds me that I should totally get on it. My mom also adds a secret ingredient - vanilla extract to the eggs.

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