French Toast With Bananas Foster Syrup

Christy Rost


2tablespoons butter
¼cup brown sugar, packed
1teaspoon orange zest
1tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
2tablespoons dark rum
1tablespoon Grand Marnier
1cup maple syrup
4 to 5bananas, sliced
¾cup milk
1teaspoon orange zest
½teaspoon cinnamon
8slices whole grain bread

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar, orange zest, and orange juice, and stir to mix. When the brown sugar melts, stir in rum, Grand Marnier, and maple syrup, and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sliced bananas, reduce heat to simmer, and keep the mixture warm.

Spray a waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and preheat according to manufacturer’s directions. In a large bowl, whip eggs with a fork and stir in the milk, cinnamon, and orange zest.

Trim the bread to fit the waffle iron, if necessary. Soak slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning once, and transfer them to the waffle iron. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the French toast is golden brown on both sides.

Place French toast on a warm platter and serve with Bananas Foster Syrup.

Recipe makes 8 slices.

Category: Breakfast