When I say the words “Bananas Foster French Toast”, what thought comes to your mind? For me it’s one all encompassing word. Scrumptious. The idea for this recipe was first inspired by a morning meal we partook in at one of our favorite Charlotte breakfast hangouts; The Flying Biscuit. Oh man, if you ever go, make sure to get the creamy dreamy grits. I think I literally break out into song right there at the table every time I take a bite. Never have I had a better grit. Ever. But I digress. This particular morning we were there, they just happened to have a list of breakfast specials and the one that caught my five year old’s eye was the banana’s foster french toast. Alright, I’ll admit, it caught my eye too. What’s not to love? Thick slabs of french toast, covered with caramel coated bananas and topped with fresh whipped cream. Uh, yea. Twist my arm.
I’ll be honest when I say that we ate breakfast and that was the end of it. The thought never even crossed my mind to create a batch of my own. And then last week, I was stopping by Lyndsey’s blog, Pinch of Yum, and she had the most delectable looking Caramalized Banana and Fig Oatmeal. Who knew oatmeal could be that exciting? I left a comment on her blog and mentioned the bananas foster french toast. Next thing I know I’m getting this comment on my Greek inspired slow cooker chicken in return:
“I love the addition of dill. Mmmmm… dill!! Also, I’m a tad disappointed that your post wasn’t about the bananas foster french toast! Will we get to see that anytime soon, I hope?!”
Hmmm. First the restaurant, then the oatmeal and now the comment. Yep, this recipe pretty much hit me upside the head and said make me. NOW. So that’s exactly what I did. Prepare to get your breakfast tooth, your sweet tooth, and your “I can now die a happy (and full) woman (or man) tooth on, cuz this recipe is about to take you to a whole new level of breakfast and give new meaning to the word scrumptious.
In this dish, bread choice can make make or break you, so for heaven’s sake, don’t grab the wonder bread sandwich loaf. Get yourself a beautiful hunk of challah or hawaiian bread that you can cut thick slices from and do just that.