Sunday, May 15, 2011

80--- Banana Bread French Toast

There is a quaint little breakfast joint in Bozeman, MT that serves Banana Bread French Toast. It's called the Stockyard Cafe, and yes, it is located at the old stockyard. It's only open on the weekends and the wait for a "stool" is usually quite long. My solution to making sure that I get some of that goodness every once in a while? Make my own.

This is a low fat banana bread that is absolutely perfect on it's own. But when it is cooked in an egg and orange juice batter? To die for.

Banana Bread French Toast

Serves 8


4 ripe bananas, mashed

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tsp butter, softened

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Pour batter evenly into two bread pans that have been prepared lightly with cooking spray.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then gently remove from pans and cool fully on a wire rack.


3 egg whites

1 whole egg

2 Tbsp skim milk

3 Tbsp orange juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk all ingredients in a large shallow dish.

Cut each loaf of bread into 8 even 1" slices. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Soak banana bread slices, two at a time, in batter for one minute, flipping halfway through soaking. Place slices onto skillet and cook for ~3 minutes each side, until golden brown.

Serve lightly dusted with powdered sugar or with maple syrup.

Nutrition Info per 2 slices: 196 calories, 2 g fat, 6 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. Whipped up a batch of your banana bread last night. I didn't get a chance to "french toast" it because my children and their friends ate it all! And they were so excited when I told them it was actually healthy. I also made your slow cooker oats (with dried cranberries, fresh apple chunks and sliced almonds). Loved it. That was my first time using steel cut oats and it was delish. Thank so much! Can't wait to try some more of your recipes!