My mother is half way across the country today, but if she was here close to me I would like to think I'd treat her to something like this...Bananas Foster French Toast. Breakfast in bed was always big on Mother's Day when I was growing up. Luckily I had an older sister who could actually use the stove to help me out :-) Happy Mother's Day to you too Cindy.
Bananas Foster French Toast
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2008Ingredients
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8 tablespoons butter, divided
- 8 large croissants, halved
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 6 ripe bananas, halved crosswise and lengthwise
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, cream, and cinnamon. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Dip 4 croissant halves in egg mixture to coat both sides. Using a fork, remove croissants from egg mixture, letting excess mixture drip off. Place croissant halves in hot skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves. Set aside and keep warm.
In a large skillet, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add banana halves and rum extract. Coat with the syrup mixture, and simmer 1 minute. Spoon over French toast. Serve immediately.I'm joining in on Mosaic Monday over at Little Red House. Check out all of the other posts HERE.
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