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Baked Banana French Toast Sticks

Amy Palanjian
You can use any sliced bread that you like. I typically use whole grain or sourdough. You can also bake full slices of bread, then cut into sticks with kitchen scissors. See Notes for allergy-substitutions.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 slices whole grain or sourdough sandwich bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 small very ripe banana (about 1/2 cup slices)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup (or yogurt, nut butter or jam to serve, optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut each slice of bread into into 4 sticks.
  • Add the eggs, milk, banana, vanilla, and cinnamon to a blender. Blend until smooth. (Or, skip the blender and mash everything together in a bowl.)
  • Dip each piece of bread into the batter, letting the excess drip off. Then place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. Flip over and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve warm with toppings or dips such as maple syrup, yogurt, nut butter, jam, or warmed frozen fruit.

Notes

  • To store, place cooled sticks into an airtight container and store in the fridge for about 3 days. Or add to zip top freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, remove as many sticks as you need and place on a microwave-safe plate. Warm in 15 second increments until warm.
  • Use a fork to flip the sticks over quickly in the batter—you want them to absorb just enough batter to coat, but don’t let them sit in the batter too long. This ensures that they have a good texture when reheated.
  • To make without a blender, mash very, very well in a bowl with a fork in Step 3.
  • You can also bake full slices, then cut them up with kitchens scissors after they're baked.
  • Gluten-free: Use GF bread.
  • Dairy-free: Use nondairy milk.
  • Egg-Free: Omit egg and increase milk to 1 cup.
  • Banana-Free: Omit the banana and replace with mashed roasted sweet potato or pumpkin puree or add an additional egg and 1/4 cup milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 11gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 264mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baked french toast, french toast sticks
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