Inside: Learn how to make this easy bananas foster recipe that you can make in 30 minutes or less and which is amazing on top of french toast.
I have mentioned in other recipes that breakfast in Mexico is the most important meal of the day. That is why I love finding making delicious recipes like this bananas foster french toast. Although this particular type of breakfast may not be common in Mexico, I sure do love making it for my family here in the United States!
A couple of years ago, my husband planned a weekend escape for our anniversary. He secretly planned everything, from who would watch the boys, to the fancy dinner, to a couples massage, and a nice hotel. This all came as an amazing surprise for me. It was a very relaxing weekend and we were able to try some great restaurants too.
The restaurant that we went to for breakfast was beautifully decorated and had a great environment. It also just happens to be where we first this amazing breakfast, which is also considered a classic new orleans dessert, bananas foster french toast. It was so delicious and I couldn’t stop eating it even though it was a very large portion! The best part about this recipe is that it is so easy to make and can be made in only a couple of minutes with a handful of ingredients!
Those that know me know that I love spicy, savory foods. I like sweets too, but they always come second. For example, sometimes I will buy ice cream thinking that I will be eating it soon, and a few days later when I am ready to eat a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream, I come to find that my husband already finished it off days earlier!
All that said, there are some sweet recipes that I can’t stop eating like this delicious dessert.
What is Bananas Foster French Toast?
Bananas foster is a a delicious and sweet treat that was created by chef Paul Blangé in new orleans. It consists of rich ingredients like heavy cream, overripe bananas, melted butter, dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon and vanilla. It was named for Richard Foster, who was the chairman of the New Orleans crime commission. It is traditionally made with dark rum as well, but this recipe omits that but is still amazing and super easy to make.
Bananas foster is typically served with vanilla ice cream, but it also goes great with French toast. All you have to do is make the French toast, then the sauce, and drizzle it over the top. Served with whipped cream and fruit, this makes for an amazing final dish.
Ever since we made this for the first time, it has become very popular in our house. The kids always request it for their birthday breakfast and my husband makes it every Sunday for a special breakfast.
How Do You Make Bananas Foster?
One of the great things about this particular recipe is that it is easy to make and uses common ingredients like leftover bananas, heavy whipping cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
I always start by making the french toast, because the bananas foster sauce doesn’t take very long to make and it is great served warm.
To make the bananas foster sauce, you will need the following ingredients:
- unsalted butter
- brown sugar (light or dark is fine)
- vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon
- heavy whipping cream
For the French toast, you will need the following ingredients:
- Brioche bread (or any other bread that you prefer)
- heavy whipping cream
- vanilla extract
To make the sauce, start by melting the butter over low heat in a large skillet, and then adding the brown sugar. Next, you add the ground cinnamon and vanilla and let it simmer for about a minute. Finally, slowly add the heavy whipping cream, stirring quickly until you get the delicious creamy texture. The last step is to add the sliced bananas and stir until everything is combined. One of the best parts of this recipe is the warm bananas, so once they are a bit soft, remove from the heat and it is ready to serve either on top of the ice cream or the french toast, depending on how you are serving it.
For the French toast, you will start by combining the eggs, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Mix well and then get out the bread that you have chosen to use.
Heat a skillet to medium heat, and then dip each piece of bread in the liquid and cook until golden brown on each side. Serve quickly with the bananas foster sauce and enjoy!
I hope that you will try this recipe on one of those lazy days where everyone is at home, relaxing and spending time as a family. The secret to making this bananas foster french toast is having nice, thick bread, and making the Bananas Foster sauce with extreme caution so that it doesn’t burn.
Some people add rum or banana liqueur to the recipe, but I don’t like it, so I haven’t included it in this recipe. In my opinion it doesn’t affect the flavor at all so give it a try!
Other Delicious Breakfast Recipes
If you are looking for some more great breakfast recipes, sweet or savory, check out these:
- Strawberry and Cream Stuffed French Toast Recipe
- Sweet Crepes with White Chocolate Whipped Cream + 10 Fun Ideas for Crepe Fillings
- The Best Huevos Rancheros
- The Best Chilaquiles Recipe
- Avocado Toast with Machaca Eggs and Pico de Gallo
- Tex-Mex Breakfast Tacos Recipe
Be sure to try this recipe and don’t forget to leave a review in the comments below
Bananas Foster French Toast
For the French Toast
- 10 Slices of Thick Cut Bread I used Texas Toast
- 1-2 cups of whipping cream
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1 Pinch of salt
For the Bananas Foster
- 1/2 Cup of butter
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup of whipping cream
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 Bananas cut into round slices
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the bread, and mix well.
- Submerge each slice of bread in the mix, and turn it over to make sure the other side is covered as well.
- Melt some butter in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the toast, one side at a time until slightly browned. Set aside
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the sugar and stir well.
- Let simmer for about one minute.
- Add the cinnamon and vanilla and let simmer for about a minute.
- Slowly add the heavy whipping cream, stirring quickly until it has a smooth, creamy texture. Let simmer on low heat for about 2-3 minutes and then add the sliced bananas.
- Serve immediately over the French Toast with whipped cream and powdered sugar if desired.
Saturday 28th of May 2022
Made this today & it was just what I was craving - breakfast & dessert. Quite a bit on the sweet & decadent side for me so this will be a special occasion splurge for me. Subbed out whipping cream with unsweetened coconut milk
Wednesday 1st of June 2022
Glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! Thanks for the review.
Wednesday 16th of December 2020
Looking Delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe... easy to understand and actionable.
Tuesday 28th of April 2020
I made this recipe a few years ago on Christmas morning. It is now family tradition to have it every year!
Sunday 26th of April 2020
Made this recipe this morning and it was excellent! Will make it again for sure!
Saturday 18th of January 2020
Hi. You have listed 1-2 cups whipping cream. Are you saying 1 to 2 cups? Please clarify for me. Thanks.
Tuesday 21st of January 2020
Sorry for the confusion - yes 1 to 2 cups. It really depends on how creamy you want it. More whipping cream will make it lighter in color and slightly more smooth. I would start with one and then add more until it looks how you want it to.