National Breakfast Week: Banoffee French Toast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it can also be the most exciting.  There’s nothing I love more than waking up on a day off and pottering around the kitchen, without a care in the world.  It can be nutritious, set you up for a long day or it can be plain old fun.  Fun breakfasts are my specialty and with this week being National Breakfast Week I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.  Pancakes and waffles and french toast, oh my!

First of all is this unbelievably decedent banoffee french toast.  This one is best kept in the banks for that special occasion, or to get you out of trouble if you’ve been a naughty girl or boy.  Who can resist these thick slabs of brioche soaked in a maple eggy wash, slathered in caramel and fried bananas?! I’m drooling, you should be too!

Banoffee French Toast

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 loaf brioche, sliced into 2cm thick slices

25ml whole milk
4 medium eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 glug of maple syrup

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 bananas, peeled, cut in half and sliced lengthwise

50g soft brown sugar

Small handful of raspberries or blueberries

Butter for frying

Tub of mascarpone cheese

Jar of store bought toffee / caramel sauce

Method:

In a large shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon. Set aside.

Place a large, heavy frying pan over a medium heat and melt a knob of
butter, dip your bananas in the brown sugar to coat before adding them
to the frying pan.  Cook until lightly caramalised and smelling
delicious.

Rinse your pan out and add another knob of butter over a medium heat. 
Dredge two slices of brioche in the egg mixture before placing in the
hot pan.  Cook until golden brown on both sides.  Do the same with two
more slices

To assemble your toast spread one slice with a thick layer of
mascarpone, two pieces of caramalised banana and some berries. Repeat
with the second layer and drizzle with toffee sauce. Sit back and enjoy.

7 Comments

  1. Karen Monkeyfooted Mummy
    January 25, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Oh dear me this sounds so good but would have to be a real special treat ! #nebrilliantbloggers

    • Katiecakes
      January 27, 2015 / 10:03 am

      This one is definitely for a special occasion. Sad thing is, a special occasion for me is just having the ingredients in to make it ;)Katie xoxo

  2. North East Family fun
    January 26, 2015 / 8:32 am

    Looks gorgeous – I love french toast but have to say I very rarely cook it at home – will always order from a menu if I'm out though #NEbrilliantbloggers

    • Katiecakes
      January 27, 2015 / 10:03 am

      I feel the same about eggs Benedict. Love it but never cook it at home!Katie xoxo

  3. Helen
    January 26, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Oh wow, I've added this to my must-make-soon list!

    • Katiecakes
      January 27, 2015 / 10:04 am

      Let me know if you get round to trying it :)Katie xoxo

  4. Brogan
    February 9, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Wow! Is the only word I can get out for the look of this! It looks amazing and I would love to try them myself! What a great bake! xxx

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