Banana & Chocolate French Toast

Every now and again Kris and I ditch the usual breakfast routine of toast and cereal and really push the boat out. Whether it be eggs florentine (my personal favorite), pancakes or huevos rancheros we’re always excited to try new and exciting breakfast treats.  Upon browsing this months edition of BBC Good Food magazine Kris let out an almighty gasp before pointing excitedly at a recipe, that recipe was banana and chocolate french toast.  Much to his excitement, today was the day.

With the sudden appearance of glorious sunshine we decided to whip up this insanely decedent treat and take breakfast in our newly landscaped garden complete with pot of tea and the mornings newspapers.  We may not get weekends to relax but boy do we make up for it on a Tuesday!  

Banana and Chocolate French Toast


1 large, ripe banana

75g plain chocolate

3 medium eggs

4 thick slices of crusty bread from a round loaf

1tbsp double cream

1tbsp maple syrup

1tsp vanilla extract

3tbsp sunflower oil


Heat the oil in a large frying pan.  Whisk together the eggs, cream, vanilla and maple syrup and set aside.

Mash the banana in a bowl before adding the chopped chocolate and stirring to combine.  Spread the chocolate banana mixture on two of the slices of bread and top with the other slices.  Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture pressing down onto the bread to ensure it drinks the sweet liquid, turning over to coat both sides.  Place the eggy sandwiches into the heated frying pan and fry on each sides for around 2 minutes or until the chocolate starts to melt.

Cut each sandwich in half and serve with a dusting of icing sugar and more maple syrup.


  1. Mal
    March 27, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so yummy! Perfect french toast for me :-)Mal @ The Chic Geek

  2. daisychain
    March 27, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    that looks insanely good!

  3. Mel
    March 27, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Sounds like a lush breakfast in the sunshine!

  4. Jo
    March 27, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Oh my god, yum! I had nutella and banana on toast the other night thinking it was the best thing ever but this definitely beats it hands down.

  5. Kavey
    March 27, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    That looks OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious!

  6. Anna
    March 27, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    This looks delightful! One of these days when I've got enough time in the morning, I'm going to attempt this aswell! Love love love your blog :)

  7. Katie
    March 28, 2012 / 6:22 am

    Wow that looks sinfully good!

  8. Lynsey
    March 29, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Drooling over here- need to try this out asap! ­čÖé

  9. Emily Alice
    March 31, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    This looks amazing! It's OH's birthday on Good Friday so think I'm going to make it him then!

  10. Cupcake Crazy Gem
    April 3, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Wow no wonder your boyfriend was excited when it eventually came around to the day to try this because that looks amazing!! I love the chocolate oozing out of the sides, I can literally taste how good it tasted thanks to your amazing photography!

  11. Working london mummy
    April 4, 2012 / 10:11 am

    yummy! banana, chocolate, Frenchoast – whats not to love!

  12. Catherine
    April 9, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    Holy Cow. This looks amazing. I'm so happy to have stumbled across your blog. It is beautiful and all of your recipes look great. CatherineFEST (food, style & travel)

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