Bananas Foster French Toast

Anyone who had ever stayed at our B & B or even had a dinner in our home knows that I have never been shy when it comes to calories…..can’t help it. If you want fabulous food, then you must pay for it….just kidding. That comment probably has the ire of any dietician reading this.

Never mind…this is one fabulous French Toast.


  • 2 cups whipping cream (heavier the better)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 slices of brioche
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 tbsp. rum
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream


In a large bowl combine the cream, eggs, vanilla and almond extracts and beat  until well combined.  In a smaller bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.  Dip the slices of bread into the cream mixture and use half of the sugar mixture,  sprinkling on both sides.

Melt the butter in a frypan and when hot, cook as many pieces of bread as the pan will hold, cooking until a golden brown.

Heat remaining butter in another pan. Sprinkle the bananas with the sugar, add pecans.  Remove from heat and stir in the rum and cook until caramelized. Place 2 slices of bread on a plate, pour the banana mixture over them and, of course, add the whipped cream.

A cup of freshly brewed coffee will complete this meal. Many groans and moans of pleasure will follow. Yummy!


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