Weekend Morning Banana Bread French Toast Gluten, Dairy free

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Banana bread French toast on a weekend morning! Who doesn’t love a lazy weekend morning? I know I do. After the week day hustle, I love nothing more than hanging in my pajamas and making breakfast for the family. When we started eating gluten and dairy free several years ago, it was hard to find good recipes for baked goods.

gluten dairy free banana bread french toast

Now that gluten and dairy free is more mainstream, there are lots of pre-made options, but if you’re limiting intake of refined sugar, dyes hydrogenated oils or other ingredients, it’s sometimes easier to make your own.

Banana bread is delicious in its own right, but sliced, dipped and pan-fried as French toast?  Spectacular! This is a tried-and-true recipes that our family loves. And, full disclosure, this recipe is great for any weekend – and special days like Christmas morning!

Ingredients – Banana Bread

1 1/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups mashed banana (about 3 medium-sized, ripe bananas)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup oil (canola, EVOO, vegetable oil)

Ingredients – French Toast

2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup non-dairy milk substitute
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 TBSP sugar

Directions – Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a loaf pan (8 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch).  In a large bowl, combine ingredients:  flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt

In a small bowl. combine eggs, sugar, bananas, vanilla and oil. Stir wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

Bake 45- 50 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool completely.  Slice in 1″ thick slices

Directions – French Toast

Whisk together the eggs, milk substitute, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Heat a skillet with oil over medium heat;

Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture, turning the slices over a couple of times.

Gently lay the soaked bread slices into the hot skillet 2 at a time and pan-fry until the french toast is golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Top each 2-slice serving with banana slices, powdered sugar or maple syrup.

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