Recipe: Banana and caramel french toast

By Donna Hay

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Banana and caramel french toast. Photo / Donna Hay Magazine
Banana and caramel french toast. Photo / Donna Hay Magazine

Serves 4

• 2 eggs
• ½ cup pouring cream
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 Tbsp caster sugar
• 8 thin slices brioche
• 1 cup store-bought caramel filling+
• 2 bananas peeled and thinly sliced lengthways
• 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
• Icing sugar, for dusting

1. Whisk together the eggs, cream, vanilla extract and sugar in a bowl. Spread each slice of bread with caramel filling and top half the slices with banana. Sandwich with the remaining bread.

2. Melt 1 tsp butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dip 2 sandwiches in the egg mixture and cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden and crisp. Set aside and keep warm.

3. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Tips and tricks

• Keep the toast warm between making batches by putting it in a low oven before serving.

• Versatile. The banana-caramel french toast also makes a perfect dessert, served with a dollop of double cream or icecream and a maple syrup.

• Try changing the maple syrup for honey or agave syrup, serving the plain version with your favourite fresh berries, or sandwiched with mascarpone or cream cheese for an interesting twist.

+ Find caramel filling in the baking section of the supermarket.

For more recipes visit the Donna Hay website,

- NZ Herald

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