Healthy Walnut Banana French Toast

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I love sleeping in on the weekends…unfortunately sleeping doesn’t carry quite the same meaning as it did when I was 18, but it’s enjoyable all the same. Sleeping in is even better on those days when you roll over to find the sun filling your room. The day feels so bright and cheery you can’t help but to roll over and think today is going to be the best darn Sunday ever!

These are my favorite days to make a feast of a breakfast. Normally our big breakfasts consist of eggs and bacon or biscuits and gravy. Both of which can be a bit too heavy for a bright sunny day perfect for an assortment of outdoor activities.

Recently I decided on something different, something I hadn’t made in a long time- French Toast.

And since we are still recovering from the junk food overdose that seems to accompany travel, I thought I would add a few healthy bits as well.

Healthy Banana French Toast
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Slightly stale sourdough baguette, sliced (I used about ½ a loaf)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T. milk
  • ½ t. almond extract
  • 1 pat butter
  • 3 T. walnuts, chopped
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • Maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, and extract together.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Dip the pieces of bread into the egg mixture and cook in the skillet on one side until brown.
  4. Flip the bread pieces until the second side browns.
  5. Top the French bread pieces with ½ of a sliced banana and ½ of the walnuts.
  6. Serve warm and drizzle with maple syrup.

 

Besides being tasty and incorporating some healthy alternatives to a side of bacon, this breakfast recipe comes together quickly, making it a great breakfast for a busy day of activity.

What are some of your favorite breakfasts to make?

It had been a while since I made French Toast and I forgot just how much I enjoyed it. It’s light enough to prevent a serious food coma and special enough to satisfy a weekend big breakfast craving. The only way to make it better would be with some homemade Maple Syrup!

 

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