Deceptively Delicious French Toast

Domestic, Healthy

In this post, I’m participating in Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tuesdays at the Table, Tuesday Night Supper Club, and Hearth ‘n Soul.

I was looking forward to making this because I love French Toast and the kids usually do too. I say usually because if you add too much to it it’s not always acceptable to their discerning palettes, dontcha know?

Not sure exactly why one would need to hide bananas in other foods (I thought all kids loved bananas), but she also offered up pineapple, sweet potato, carrot, butternut squash and pumpkin as alternatives). I went with banana even though I just made fun of it because I didn’t have any purees on hand and making a banana puree is well, the easiest thing in the world.

French Toast (with banana) – from Deceptively Delicious (p. 49)

4 large eggs
1 table spoons banana puree
1/ tsp cinnamon
4 slices whole wheat bread
nonstick cooking spray
2 tsps Becel
maple syrup
flaxseed meal (optional)


So, of course, start by whisking your eggs with your banana puree and cinnamon. Once it’s blended well together, plunk your bread in.


Some people have trouble with how long to leave the bread in the egg mixture or they get hung up in which is the correct tool for flipping the bread. Leave it in a few seconds past ‘just wet’ and use a fork!


Just a few minutes each side and it’s done!! French Toast is so fast! I love it! By now, the house smells like cinnamon and banana (and really strong coffee) and at around 150 cals per piece I was game to have one with the kids.

I was a little nervous they’d think the banana taste was weird by they were down and all three wee ones at it up like it was a tray of pancakes! Hey pancakes! I bet I could hide things in there too!!



  1. heather @girlichef  •  Jan 11, 2011 @10:28 am

    Yum, these sound delicious. and you’re right, we definitely don’t have to hide bananas in this house, but I like the way they’re used in this recipe…we’d gobble this ft up in no time! So glad you shared this w/ the hearth and soul hop this week 😀

    I’m loving this week’s collection of recipes over at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  2. Lisa  •  Jan 11, 2011 @10:44 am

    No need to hide the bananas with me! This looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to try this!

    Totally a must try. I looove bananas too!

  3. Shell  •  Jan 11, 2011 @11:31 am

    When I was little, we called this “Batman French Toast” b/c my older brother misheard my mom saying “banana” and the name and it stuck. We used a lot more banana, though. So good.

    That is hilarious I love it!!

  4. BLOGitse  •  Jan 11, 2011 @12:22 pm

    oh, my hubby would love this…but he just had an ice cream, so this is no no today but maybe yes at the weekend! 🙂

    It’s a fun weekend breakfast even though it’s a fast cook!

  5. Tara  •  Jan 11, 2011 @2:15 pm

    #1. This looks amazing! #2 Thanks for stopping by the blog, for some reason I had never even thought of using apples in a smoothie! Great idea, I will have to try it sometime!

    It’s def not a usual fruit for a smoothie, you need a serious blender lol!

  6. Miz Helen  •  Jan 11, 2011 @2:29 pm

    Your French Toast looks so delicious. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

    I would be happy to join you in your Full Plate Thursday! Count me in!

  7. Maggi  •  Jan 11, 2011 @3:31 pm

    *drool* Wow, that looks awesome! Banana is so good in french toast, we’ve tried sweet potatoes, that’s good too! Oh boy, now I have a craving for french toast. lol

    I never thought to put things in my french toast, but now that I have I can totally see the possibilities are endless!

  8. Rachael-Tutus and Tantrumns  •  Jan 11, 2011 @5:11 pm

    Yummy! I have the deceptively delicious cookbook but haven’t tried many of the recipes…this one looks easy and tastey!

    Most of them are way easier than I thought they’d be. 🙂

  9. c.c.  •  Jan 11, 2011 @5:46 pm

    thanks SO much for linking up to picky’s blog hop. you’re a gem!

    You’re totally welcome!

  10. christy  •  Jan 14, 2011 @12:47 am

    french toast…yum! thank you for sharing this fun recipe with tuesday night supper club!

    No prob! I think Tuesday Night Supper Club is great!

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