Last summer, we went to a restaurant in Portland that served banana blueberry bread french toast. It was so brilliant!! Why hadn't I thought of this before? I decided to try making it this morning. I used my banana bread, but put blueberry compote on top, making for a gourmet breakfast (minus the bacon and fried potatoes.)
Here's what to do:
1. Make your favorite Banana Bread recipe. (I've listed 1 I used below)
2. Heat griddle to medium heat.
3. Make Blueberry Compote (see below)
4. Make French Toast Batter
-2 Tbsp. milk
-1/2 t. vanilla
5. After slicing bread into 3/4" slices, dip both sides of bread in batter and place on griddle.
6. After French Toast is done, place on plate, add some Blueberry Compote, and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar to make it pretty!
Blueberry Compote-Put 3/4 qt. blueberries in saucepan over medium heat and cook until soft
-Stir in sugar as needed. My blueberries were really tart, so I used about 1/4 c. sugar
-Add about 1 Tbsp. Lemon or Lime Juice
-To thicken, mix 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch in cold water until dissolved, then stir into blueberries.
-Bring to a boil, then serve.
Banana Banana Bread from allrecipes.com
. . . with a few changes I made!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 5-6 bananas)
1/8 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add vanilla. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Add optional topping, if desired
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.