Banana Crunch French Toast

(4 servings)

  • 4 thick slices King's Hawaiian Bread - cut in half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds - crushed
  • cooking oil or clarified butter - as needed
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 2 medium bananas - diced
  • 1 cup lightly sweetened whipped cream
  • Confectioner's sugar - to garnish
  • fresh mint sprigs - to garnish
Bring maple syrup and rum to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Turn off heat and add bananas, allowing them to steep in the rum syrup.

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.

Heat griddle and add a small amount of cooking oil or butter. Dip bread slices in egg batter and crushed almonds. Place on griddle. Cook until golden brown on both slices. Place on warm serving plates and top with rum glazed bananas.

Garnish with whipped and mint. Dust with Confectioner's sugar and serve.

Makes 4 Servings.

'Hey Mom! When did our kitchen become a four-star restaurant?' 'Honey, can we afford to eat this good?' Tell them to relax and enjoy their Banana Crunch French Toast.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank efarkas for this recipe.

Recipe number 709. Submitted 10/27/2002.