French toast like you’ve never had it! Cardamom Banana Bread French Toast is a yeasted bread loaded with bananas and pecans. Making it a delicious take on traditional french toast. The yeasted banana bread is like regular bread but with mashed bananas like a banana loaf. It’s slightly heavier than regular bread but not as dense as a banana loaf giving you banana loaf taste without being too heavy. The resulting bread is also nutty and not overly sweet, it nicely soaks up the eggs and cream without becoming too soggy.
The idea of a yeasted banana bread comes from the book Spilling the Beans. A book that I am currently a little obsessed with at the moment I will admit. I found the book by accident one day on the way to a friends. It was in a box of free cook books on someones front lawn. My husband saw the sign and suggested we take a look. I remember grumbling about not wanting someones old books but I went over anyway. Good thing I did!! I walked away with about 10 cookbooks that day, but Spilling the Beans is my favourite of the pile. Authored by Julie Van Rosendall and Sue Duncan, it’s a great display of how to use beans in a variety of different ways. A few certainly surprised me, in a good way.
We’ve all heard it “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and bananas are a great way to start your day right. Their numerous nutritional benefits and versatility are why bananas are one of my favourite fruits. Want to know more? Well-Being Secrets has an amazing article that will have you bananas for bananas. Check it out at http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/bananas-health-benefits/
I love this recipe because the bread is not only great for french toast, it’s terrific toasted with butter and honey or peanut butter, oh ya! Have your french toast on the weekend and toasted banana bread on Monday. Without a doubt it’s a sweet and simple way to start the week. Enjoy!
Recipe Source: Inspired by Yeasted Banana Bread, Spilling the Beans