Easy Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

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By Barbara Hodge • Last Updated: October 8, 2023
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Easy Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

This Bananas Foster French Toast is topped with bananas caramelised in butter, brown sugar and cream – delicious! Quick and easy to make, this classic French Toast is the perfect breakfast recipe for a slightly indulgent start to the day. This banana french toast becomes a regular weekend treat for us!

Bananas Foster French Toast

This bananas foster french toast is made with tender brioche and topped with mouth-watering caramelised bananas. When the banana slices are heated up with the caramelised brown sugar, the sweet fragrance is such a delightful way to start your morning.

I just love French Toast! It’s so simple yet indulgent and decadent, and just seems to start the day on the right note. I’m always looking for new and different ways of making it. Whether it’s my French Toast SticksFluffy French Toast, or this banana french toast recipe, I just can’t get enough of it.

And of course, the combination of the syrupy sweet bananas and puffy brioche French toast is to-die-for when you have your first mouthful!

Bananas Foster French Toast with walnuts and caramelized bananas

If you’re looking for something beyond regular French Toast, you’re in the right place. The joy of bananas foster dessert is a regular at our breakfast table, and can be on yours if you master this bananas foster french toast recipe!

And of course, the combination of the syrupy sweet bananas and puffy brioche French toast is to-die-for when you have your first mouthful!

This golden buttery bananas foster french toast recipe is easy to make and delicious and works perfectly for breakfast or brunch, or even dessert. Bring joy into your life and share it with loved ones!

Read on!

Why You Will Love Banana Foster French Toast

I love bananas foster. It’s a famous decadent dessert from New Orleans. Fresh bananas are sliced and caramerised with brown sugar and butter sauce, and finished off with cream or ice cream.

The problem is that it’s buttery sweet sauce is always left over, wondering whether it can be enjoyed with toast for breakfast. That’s how this recipe comes from.

I’ve rearranged the original bananas foster recipe with French ‘caramelise’. This way I could manage to reduce the amount of sugar and butter while the original flavour is maintained.

These bananas foster French toast is:

  • Fluffy and tender
  • Sweet and buttery
  • Crunchy with nuts

And it’s:

  • quick to make
  • made with your pantry staples
sliced bananas for Bananas Foster French Toast on a chop board
Credit: Instagram @thecollinsquarter

Ingredients for french toast banana foster

Bananas: select ripe ones for this recipe but not too soft as they need to be cooked on a frying pan.

Nuts: I used almond slices for topping. Pecans and walnuts also work. But if you add them, it’s good to toast them on a frying pan beforehand.

Sugar: Any sugar can be used, but I prefer not to use refined sugar. Cane or beet sugar goes well.

Bananas foster french toast with rum or no rum

The original bananas foster recipe includes dark rum. It’s a nice addition if you’re making this for a dessert after dinner. However, the rum may not be a regular item in your pantry. Or if you don’t fancy alcohol (especially at breakfast!), there’s no need to use it. Without rum, it’s already delicious.

close up Bananas Foster French Toast with caramelized walnuts and bananas
Credit: Instagram @uli_eats

Let’s Get Started…!

This banana foster french toast has two layers. One is tender golden french toast. The other is bananas foster sauce. They come into together beautifully.

Batter for French toast

Making batter for the toast is as same as classic French toast. Add egg, milk and ground cinnamon in a bowl and combine well with a whisk. The key is not to soak the brioche in the batter for long. It’s enough just to dip each side of the bread briefly (ensuring it’s fully coated) and immediately start cooking it on a heated frying pan for two minutes each side.

How to make bananas foster sauce

Making caramel sauce isn’t difficult at all. The main thing is to make sure you don’t burn it. Once sugar starts to brown, the rest caramelises quickly. So keep an eye on the pan while you cook the sugar on medium heat.

Avoid the sugar burning!

It’s best not to use a spatula to stir the caramelizing ingredients. Instead of using the spatula, occasionally move the pan and turn it left and right. Or pull it away from the heat occasionally if it’s sticking.

Once the sauce is made, add banana and caramerise with the sauce! This is the fun part! The fragrance is delightful! No need to cook bananas for long. Ensure the bananas don’t get too soft or mushy.

Once the banana is caramerised, turn off the heat and pour on top of the golden french toast!

That’s it! Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Easy Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

Bananas Foster French Toast

Barbara Hodge
This Bananas Foster French Toast is topped with bananas caramelised in butter, brown sugar and cream – delicious! Quick and easy to make, this classic French Toast is the perfect breakfast recipe for a slightly indulgent start to the day. It’s become a regular weekend treat for us!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people


French Toast

  • 4-6 slices brioche bread (or gluten-free bread)
  • 1 egg  (medium)
  • ¼ cup almond milk (or whole milk)
  • sea salt (one pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (I used beet sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter (for cooking the bread)

Bananas Foster Sauce

  • cup brown sugar (67g)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter (24g)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 bananas peeled and sliced (ripe and medium size)
  • ½ cup walnuts (roasted or pecan nuts)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dark ram (optional)


French Toast

  • Add egg, milk, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl. Combine with a whisk until the mixture becomes consistent.
  • Heat up the frying pan. Then add butter.
  • Soak the bread slices into the egg mixture.
  • As soon as the slices are coated with the mixture, place the slices on the pan and fry them. Flip them over until they become golden brown on each side.
  • Transfer the sticks onto a plate. Set aside.

Bananas Foster Sauce

  • Slice the bananas. Set aside.
  • Place sugar and water in a saucepan and heat on medium heat. The sugar will start making bubbles. Make the sugar and water consistent by agitating/moving the pan occasionally. Do not use a spatula.
  • Add butter, ram and heavy cream once the bubbles disappear and the colour becomes lightly brown.* Again, ensure the sauce is consistent by agitating/moving the pan. No need to use a spatula.
  • Once the sauce becomes consistent, add banana slices, nuts, ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. Glaze both sides of banana slices with the sauce.Use a spatula.
  • Pour the banana slices and the sauce onto cooked French toast.
    That's it! Serve immediately!


*It may take a while to make caramerised sugar but once it’s cooked, it’s very fast to be burnt. So turn off the heat immediately after it’s made. Ram is optional.