This simple but fancy pants breakfast is a healthier version of a french toast my family had in Disney world many years ago. They served thick pieces of sourdough bread that had been injected with sweet banana filling and then deep-fried and covered in sugar (yes, it does look and taste amazing).
I love bananas (and cinnamon, of course) so I made my own version – with light wheat bread and a classic french toast preparation.
And it’s not your entire day’s worth of calories and fat grams at breakfast.
Banana Stuffed French Toast
- 4 slices light wheat bread
- 1 very ripe banana (the softer the better)
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon, divided
- 3 tsp sweetener of choice, divided (I used stevia, but brown sugar makes it taste incredible)
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- In a small bowl, smash the banana with a fork and mix in 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 tsp sweetener.
- Separately, lightly beat egg, milk and vanilla and remaining cinnamon & sweetener.
- Spread banana filling on two slices of bread and top each with a plain slice. Press edges together firmly.
- Place stuffed bread into a shallow dish and pour egg mixture over top, then flip to cover both sides evenly.
- Using cooking spray, cook each piece for about 3 minutes per side over medium heat, flipping carefully.
Approximate nutrition (no toppings, with stevia): 340 calories, 6.5 g fat, 17 g protein [no wonder this keeps me full for hours!]
You can make this even “lighter” by using all egg whites. I like using the whole egg to get the right brown color on the outside.
Topped with peanut flour sauce and sugar-free syrup.
Thank you for the nice comments on yesterday’s post. I’m posting today because I will be spending the next few days with family away from the blog world. Don’t forget to order your peanut flour using this discount code.