Sunday, June 21, 2015

Banana Bread French Toast and Caramel Syrup

Happy Father's Day to all the great fathers out there! I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday! This was Scott's first official Father's Day and so, of course, we had to celebrate!

This morning David woke up around 7 am ready to start the day. Unfortunately, Dad was still pretty sleepy since Sundays are one of his only days off. So we let him sleep in and we got started on all the great Father's Day stuff we had planned.

Step One was to make dad a card. As it turns out, David is still a little young for this activity!

father's day markers

When he got mad at me for stopping him from eating the markers, we decided it was probably best to move on to Step Two: Breakfast.

Banana Bread French Toast with Homemade Caramel Syrup!

banana bread french toast with caramel syrup

I hope you all are as excited about this as I am! One winter when I was a server at IHOP, they came out with Banana Bread French Toast. I was in love! It was the most delicious thing ever! (now they have something called Bananas Foster, but I don't really understand what that is or if it's as good...) 

I decided to top the french toast with my all time favorite syrup, which is a copycat recipe for Kneader's Caramel Syrup and it was definitely a hit! Scott loved it (almost as much as I did)!

Banana Bread French Toast:

  • 8 thick slices of banana bread (you can definitely buy this premade, I made it the night before with a box mix)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs butter (for coating the griddle only)
  • 1 banana, sliced (for topping)
  1. Mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in shallow bowl.
  2. Melt butter on a hot griddle
  3. Dip slices of banana bread one at a time in egg mixture
  4. Shake excess egg mixture off bread, and then place on hot griddle
  5. Cook on all sides until lightly browned
  6. Serve with banana slices and whipped cream
Serving size: 1 slice, makes 8 slices
Macros per serving: 5.7 g fat, 35.1 g carbs, 5.3 g protein

Caramel Syrup:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup light Karo (corn) syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  1. Put all ingredients directly into a small saucepan on medium heat stirring occasionally until smooth and caramel in color.
Serving size:  1 tablespoon
Macros per serving: .8 g fat, 7.9 g carbs, .1 g protein

I hope you enjoy this super simple & delicious recipe!! Let me know how it turned out! Happy Father's Day!

banana bread french toast with kneader's caramel syrup

banana bread french toast with kneader's caramel syrup

david loves banana bread

david loves banana bread
David loved it too!!

david loves banana bread


  1. This looks delicious! We keep plenty of bananas around the house so this will be great to do with the girls. He is so handsome. Pinning this. Visiting from #BloggersBragsPinterest

    1. Thank you! Yes, this is a delicious and easy recipe! Your girls will love it! Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Oh my gosh, that looks amazing. I love banana bread and I love french toast - how did I never put 2 and 2 together? I can't wait to try this recipe out this weekend.


    P.S. Found you on the Link It To Me Link- Up!

    1. it is definitely a great combination, I promise you! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Oh these sound great! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

    1. Featuring your recipe on Monday!

    2. Thank you for the feature! It is definitely one of my favorite recipes!

  4. I love banana bread French toast, this sounds delicious and your little one is precious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again next Monday!

    1. Thank you! I missed this Monday (computer issues), but I will be there next week!

  5. Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesday last week. I've pinned your recipe to the Creative K Pinterest board. I hope that you come back tomorrow to link you any new recipes you might have.

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