Baking · Breakfast

Maple banana bread french toast


Sunday morning breakfast is a must at our house. I will admit this is not one of those quick easy 3 ingredient breakfast. Unless you are one of those awesomely cool people who have a freeze chucked full of crock pot meals and an assortment of breads then yes it would be quick and easy, if you had banana bread. But I however am not that cool, I had to make this bread the day before, but I love baking so really it wasn’t bad at all. This idea came to me when my husband said the other day that banana bread sounded good lately. I believe that was my hint to make some. I decided to kill two bird with one stone, as they say. He gets his banana bread and I get breakfast on the table. My though was it’s bread why cant you make it into French toast.

Maple banana bread

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup soften unsalted butter

1 teaspoon maple extract

1/2 cup buttermilk (substitute: half milk, half sour cream)

3 overripe bananas

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 t salt

1/2 t baking soda

1 t baking powder

1 t cinnamon

Crumb top

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup all purpose flour

4 T melted butter

1/2 t cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Beat together the sugar and butter until well blended. Then add the egg and maple extract scrap down the side after its mixed together. Add banana’s and buttermilk mix until batter is smooth. (I substitute buttermilk with milk and sour cream, personal I think it’s a closer comparison then milk and vinegar.) In a separate bowl stir the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray. Pour batter in pan.

Make the crumb topping by mixing flour, melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top of bread batter.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until firm on top and toothpick comes out clean.

Once cooled, take out of pan wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge over night.



French Toast

4-6 eggs

1/4 cup of milk

Cut the bread about a 1/2 inch thick with a serrated knife. Beat eggs with milk.  Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture place in a medium-low heat pan with melted butter. Cook for a few minutes on each side until nice and brown.

Pour maple syrup over top and enjoy


Happy memorial weekend, god bless those who have and are serving, THANK YOU!!!



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