Banana French Toast With Fresh Berries

Our usual go to breakfasts are porridge and Weetabix, although quick and easy to prepare my toddler does get bored of them if served daily. A midweek breakfast treat for her is this yummy banana french toast, which I serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey.

I have in the past served with some desiccated unsweetened coconut scattered on top. However, lately she’s being a bit funny with the coconut and picking it off. Do use the coconut if you feel your bambino will enjoy it.

The quantities below for the egg mixture will be enough for two slices of bread. I usually only use one slice of bread and use the left over egg mixture to make a flourless pancake.

To make the pancake just add the left over egg mixture to some melted butter in the frying pan and cook on a medium heat. Flip after a few minutes, lightly pressing down with a spatula to ensure both sides are lightly brown and cooked. I serve the pancake after Arya’s finished her toast, if she’s still a bit hungry she’ll happily finish it off, if not I’ll eat it and don’t feel too guilty as it has lower calories without the bread!

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 3 mins

Cook time 6-8 mins

Ingredients:

Egg mixture:

  • 1-2 slices of wholemeal bread (I keep the crusts on but remove if you prefer)
  • 1/2 a large banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tspn ground cinnamon
  • butter or oil for frying

Toppings:

  • handful of fresh berries
  • drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional)

Method:

  1. In a bowl mash the peeled banana.
  2. Add one large egg and ground cinnamon and whisk with a fork.
  3. Cut each slice of bread into three fingers.
  4. In a frying pan melt a small amount of butter or heat oil on a medium heat.
  5. Dip each finger of bread into the mixture quickly so each side is coated but do not let the bread soak in the mixture.
  6. Add the coated fingers to the hot frying pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown. Gently press each side down with a spatula. Repeat until all the fingers are cooked.
  7. Top with berries and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if using and serve immediately.

Tips:

  • Remember honey should only be given to children over 1 year of age due to the risk of bacterial spores present which can cause botulism.

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