French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Pecans

French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Pecans 150 Image by: French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Pecans 150 Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup 5% cream
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf egg bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Caramelized Bananas:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 bananas halved crosswise and lengthwise
  • 3/4 cups maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark rum (optional)

Method

On baking sheet, toast pecans in 325°F (160°C) oven, about 6 minutes. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Cut egg bread into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick slices; dip into egg mixture until soaked.

In large skillet, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the butter over medium heat; cook slices, in batches and adding more butter as needed, until golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer to 2 baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven until puffed and heated through, about 8 minutes.

Caramelized Bananas:
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, melt half of the butter over medium-high heat; fry half of the bananas, turning once, until golden and tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining bananas.

In same skillet, bring maple syrup, sugar, corn syrup and rum (if using) to boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in bananas; simmer for 1 minute. Spoon over French toast; sprinkle with pecans.

Nutritional facts Pper each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 497 mg
  • Protein 13 g
  • Calories 596.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 570 mg
  • Cholesterol 199 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 96 g

%RDI

  • Iron 23.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 34.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 17.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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