Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Episode: Feeding Frenzy
Print
French Toast Roast with Bananas and Walnuts
Total:
50 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
50 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Custard:
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 2 cups cream 
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1 loaf day-old brioche
Bananas:
  • 3 large bananas
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 
  • 2 cups chopped pecans 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
French Toast Roast:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the custard: Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk together. Add the sugar, cream, milk, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

Trim the crust from the brioche, then cut it into a 4-by-6-inch cylinder. Place the brioche in a baking dish and cover with the custard. Let stand until the custard has soaked through all of the bread, at least 15 minutes; turn the bread occasionally with tongs to make sure it soaks evenly.

For the bananas: While the bread is soaking, peel and slice the bananas 1/2-inch thick. In a bowl, toss the bananas with the melted butter, pecans, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and 1/2 cup water and pour into a roasting pan.

For the French toast roast: When the bread has finished soaking, melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the soaked brioche with sugar and carefully place it, sugar side down, in the melted butter. Sprinkle the top with more sugar and sear the bread on all sides until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Carefully place the bread over the bananas and transfer to the oven for 15 minutes, or until the bread is caramelized. Remove from the oven, dust with powdered sugar, cut into 1-inch slices and serve with the banana mixture.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Healthy French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Savoury French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Stuffed French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Jam and Blueberries

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks with Maple Cream

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Vinegar French Fries

Recipe courtesy of Santos Loo

French Potato Puree

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Homemade French Baguettes

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

On TV

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here