Happy Friday, everyone! I will preface this post by saying that this is the recipe that happens when the actual recipe you attempted betrays you on all levels.
I’ve been pretty much obsessed with banana bread lately, and that is putting it lightly. I made it 3 days in a row. On one of those days I even made it twice. I have a problem. I feel no shame. When I actually set out to make some to photograph for blogging purposes, it was the ONE time that the banana bread betrayed me and sunk down in the center. Why? How? I made you exactly the same as all the other times. How could you do this to me? It had a giant obnoxious ditch right down the middle. Perfect for holding my tears.
In my state of dismay, I was ready to break up with banana bread. We needed some time apart. I trusted it, and it let me down. But, Lindsay clearly being more rational than I said “Why don’t you try to make french toast with it?”
OH. MY. GOSH. That is a brilliant idea, sister! Banana bread and I are friends again.
So, I set out to make lemonade out of lemons and I think some sort of magic happened.
Banana bread is typically pretty soft anyway, so I put it in the fridge for a couple hours so that it would harden a little and wouldn’t fall apart when I tried to put the french toast batter on it. This would also work really well if you have banana bread left over that’s been sitting around for a few days. I don’t know how you could ever have leftover uneaten banana bread, it doesn’t last longer than 3 hours in my house. BUT, in the event that you go on vacation for 5 days and forget to bring the bread, it would work really well for this when you got back.
I left the batter very simple. The bread is rich enough on its own, and I didn’t want the batter to overpower it. I just needed a simple little bath to soak the pieces in before I toasted it all up.
Oh, and did I also mention that I put fried honey cinnamon banana slices on top? Because I did. They are really easy to make, and they’re perfect for putting on top of french toast and waffles, and pancakes, and ice cream and sandwiches. What have you.
I am also going to include the recipe I used for the banana bread. It is actually very good despite my one faulty loaf. It sunk down the one time, but every other time it was actually perfect. I’m blaming it on user error, and my impatience. Pretty sure I took it out of the oven before it was ready to enter the world.