Typing that title has my mouth watering. I made this for brunch on a lazy Sunday for my family. When grocery shopping, I picked up a loaf of thick cut bread with designs on making just some good old French toast. But you know I can’t just make something plain! I was looking around the kitchen for inspiration. I saw some bananas and remembered this easy caramel sauce. Bananas and caramel! One of the best combos ever. So I made some French toast stacked it with the banana and caramel sauce topped it with fresh sweetened whipped cream and served it with a pile a bacon. Yummy in my tummy!
The sauce for this recipe is super easy. Traditional bananas foster calls for butter, brown sugar, and bananas. There is no liquid to help keep the sugar from burning. After the butter and sugar form a caramel, bananas are added. Then a little alcohol like rum and banana liqueur are poured over the top and then a then the sauce is lit with a flame to flambe’ it. It’s really awesome to do. Definitely, a must try at least once in your life. This recipe is any easier way to achieve the same flavors. No worrying about the flambe’ or burning the sugar. And there is a lot more caramel to go around!
Start by making the French toast:
Whisk together 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Heat a non-stick skillet with a little bit of butter over medium heat. Dip a slice of thick cut bread in the egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook in the skillet until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes. (If your skillet is large enough, you can cook two slices at a time.)
Remove from skillet and place on a baking sheet. Repeat the process until all of your bread is cooked. Place the baking sheet in a warm oven while making the caramel sauce.
For a seriously comprehensive guide to making French toast check out How To Make French Toast In Quick & Simple Ways – The Definite Guide 2017 Edition by My King Cook.
For the caramel and banana sauce:
Slice the banana, squeeze a little bit of lemon juice over it and set aside. Combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk and 4 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until it turns that beautiful golden brown color about 5 minutes. Carefully stir in the bananas and cook about 2 minutes more to warm the bananas through. Remove from heat and stir in a half teaspoon of vanilla and a tiny pinch of salt.
Place one piece of french toast on the plate then scoop some bananas on top and drizzle some of the sauce, place another slice of the french toast on top and drizzle a bit more sauce because it’s caramel and you need more! Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top, fresh or homemade whatever floats your boat. And don’t forget the bacon.
The combination of the warm fluffy french toast and decadent caramel banana sauce is such a treat. And the sauce is really easy for being caramel. This recipe is perfect for your next brunch with friends or a lazy morning just for you.
Bonus: The sauce is great on top of waffles or ice cream or you know like just a spoon. And you can skip the bananas if you just want plain caramel sauce. It’s a great addition to your dessert making repertoire.