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Banana Bread French Toast Recipe

Banana Bread French Toast

Credit: Lisa Holmen

This banana bread French toast first came to life when I had half a banana bread loaf in the fridge, over-ripe bananas and a big tub of ricotta. It’s grain free so perfect for paleos and the addition of coconut flour and almond meal give it a beautiful texture. Banana bread is always a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. And this recipe is so delicious, you may want to have it for breakfast every day.

Serves: 4



  • Banana Bread Loaf
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 120g coconut flour, sifted
  • 90g almond meal
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 125mL maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 125mL coconut oil, softened

  • French Toast
  • 160mL milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 200g ricotta, to serve

  • Extra bananas & maple syrup, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease 1.5L loaf pan and line with baking paper. Whisk together cinnamon, bicarb, baking powder, coconut flour and almond meal. In separate bowl, whisk together banana, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla essence and coconut oil. Fold in dry ingredients and gently combine.
  2. Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake for 50–60 mins until golden and cooked through. Cool completely in loaf pan before resting on wire rack.
  3. To make French toast, cut banana bread into thick slices. Whisk milk, eggs and cinnamon in shallow bowl and dip banana bread slices in egg mixture on each side. Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat and cook for 2–3 mins each side until golden brown.
  4. Serve immediately and top with extra banana, ricotta and maple syrup.


Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen is a food and travel writer, recipe developer and photographer. Her blog, Lisa Eats World, is one of the leading food and travel blogs in Australia, featuring healthy recipes, restaurant reviews and food-inspired travel guides. Lisa divides her time between the bustle of Melbourne and her new home on the Mornington Peninsula where she loves meeting local producers, visiting wineries, soaking up the coastal lifestyle and adopting a “slower” approach to living.
An advocate of sustainable and ethical foods, Lisa is particularly passionate about healthy, organic and wholesome foods and cooking from scratch. She believes in simplicity in the kitchen and loves trying new recipes, drawing inspiration from her travel adventures and her heritage. Although she’s not a vegetarian, Lisa has an appreciation for plant-based cooking and wholefoods and tries to cook vegetarian at home wherever possible.