Wednesday, 29 January 2014

No added sugar banana French toast; great for babies, toddlers and adults

This one had been in the ideas bank for a while.  French toast without the sugar, but with added fruit.  It just seemed right and so great as an idea for babies or toddlers on finger foods.  The only reason I added the icing sugar on the photo was to make it look pretty.  I know, I failed.  Without bacon and syrup, French toast photography is surprisingly hard!  Especially in artificial light at 6:45am!

This is surprisingly sweet reward for my early cooking antics though.  I was expecting to serve it with drizzled honey but none was needed.

Texturally this was pretty similar to American style pancakes so a little more floppy than regular french toast but without having to open a pack of flour.  If you keep bread in the freezer; a few slices defrost easily within 15-20 minutes at room temperature meaning this is a great way to avoid waste too.

Banana French Toast - makes 3 slices


1 banana (see 'make it thrifty')
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
3 slices of sliced bread (use wholemeal or 50/50 bread for more fibre.)
Spray oil or butter to cook


Peel and blend the banana with the egg, milk and vanilla.  Make sure it's fully blended with no lumps.

Pour into a bowl.

Preheat a non stick frying pan and spray with spray oil or butter.

Dip each slice into the egg mix then cook in turn until browned on both sides.  A medium heat seemed to be best.

Delicious on it's own or serve with extra sliced banana.

Make it Thrifty:

This is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas that you don't fancy eating as they are and by freezing sliced bread and using either straight from the freezer or defrosting, you are much less likely to have wasted bread.  About 40% of bread I bought in this house used to be wasted!  No longer!

If you like this you might like this Vanilla French Toast:


  1. Made this for my 10 month old this morning. It was a resounding success! Not a bit was dropped on the floor for the first time ever and she finished a whole slice of double quick time! Thank you mamacook!

    1. Praise indeed! Thank you so much. I do love getting feedback and this came at a point when I really needed a boost. Thank you for making my day!


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