Friday, March 7, 2014

French Toast with a Twist: Spending March with Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook, Austin Edition, Vol. 3

Most mornings, it's a granola bar or yogurt for breakfast in our house.  On weekdays, it's hard to have time for anything more.  But...on the weekends, we do breakfast right.  We'll often....ok, Andrew, will often make a full spread of bacon, eggs & yummy, yummy carbs in the form of pancakes, biscuits or the like.  Yeah, I'm a lucky girl.

Well, I wanted to turn the tables & make a special weekday breakfast for Andrew.  In keeping with my March mission of making recipes from Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook, Austin Edition, Vol. 3, published by The History Press, I wanted to try out one of the many breakfast dishes.  I decided that the Slammin' Banana French Toast from  Greengo's would be the perfect weekday breakfast.  It's quick to prep & cooks up in just a few minutes.  And if that wasn't enough, it's incredibly tasty, and definitely filling enough to get you through to lunch without any hunger pains.

This french toast was legit.  It was not too sweet but filled with rich banana flavor & needed no syrup.  Really, not even a drizzle, it was that good.  A couple of things really made this recipe pop for me.  It calls for using french bread, which I was happy to do.  The smell of the fresh baked french bread in the grocery store always taunts me, & this was the best excuse to indulge in a doughy loaf.  The bread helped create a hearty, decadent breakfast treat.  The real key to this recipe, in my opinion, is the way you prep the dipping custard.  You blend all of the ingredients, including bananas(!).  Genius, right?  Including banana in the batter, infuses the sweet fruit throughout the whole thing.  Oh, so delicious.

Blending bananas into the mix? Yeah, frothy goodness!

I can't wait for the weekend....we're making this delightful breakfast again!

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