Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Banana and Peanut Butter French Toast

UPDATE:  Thank you to all the visitors who have “pinned” and “re-pinned” to Pinterest. Also “gawked” on Foodgawker and Favorited on Tastespotting. Also a special thanks to Lauren Conrad of for sharing this on her Favorite Fridays blog. I’m flattered. Be sure to click on my “Home” page above for the latest yummy dishes equally easy to make.

The weekend is approaching and I thought I would share this tasty comfort breakfast food that not only adults will enjoy but kids too. This could be the “let’s sit down together as a family” meal.

A couple of years ago, I was watching Bobby Flay share his views on the best breakfast he ever had…Peanut Butter Banana French Toast.

The recipe comes from Cafe 222 in San Diego where Flay gave this recipe high marks.

It looked so scrumpdeeleeitious that I had to try it.  The recipe calls for Rum and since I wanted my grandkids to enjoy this I left that ingredient out.

My recipe is derived from Cafe 222 and Bobby Flay’s.

This is for one serving so multiply the eggs per person

Two slices of two-day old bread
(not necessary if you just bought the loaf the day you make this, I don’t want you to miss     out because the bread is fresh.)

Make a sandwich of peanut butter and banana


Egg mixture:

One whole egg whisked together
2 Tbls juice from fresh orange or ready-made OJ
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of cayenne

Whisk egg mixture together. Dip both sides of sandwich in egg mixture.

Place sandwich in a heated iron skillet or non-stick that has had a small pat of butter melted. Allow to brown for 60 seconds or slightly longer on each side.

For the garnish:

Pour syrup and sprinkle powdered sugar.

After a bite of this savory baby, I’ll wager you’ll say ” scrumpdeeleeitious



50 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

  1. We stumbled across this Cafe when we were in San Diego and I ordered this French toast!!!! I’m SO excited to finally have the recipe and plan on making it soon! Thanks!!

  2. Sounds amazing! Wondering where to find the original recipe with the rum (or if you could tell us how much rum to add). Thanks!

  3. Just made this for dinner for myself and some friends, it was amazing!Great recipe. Will never look at plain french toast again!!! 😀

  4. Just wondering… Is there anyway I could bake this instead of using the skillet? I’m interested in making a large batch for a work party

    1. I have never baked these. I can only presume that IF your oven is at least preheated 450 degrees and that is by an oven thermometer reading only and you place a baking sheet in that preheated oven to heat up, then place each sandwich on the baking sheet rapidly and put back in the oven, then flip each sandwich after a minute and half, it could work. Alternatively, Walmart or target has electric non-stick griddles for $30 and up. I use this frequently when cooking for my large family. You could make the sandwiches well ahead, store in zip lock or platter with clear wrap. Bring out just when you begin to dip and bake.
      If you decide to go this route, please write back. I’d like to know the outcome. I’ll make an update and copy and paste your recipe with this blog entry.

  5. I grew up eating PB and bananas.. and I still eat em.. I am going to love trying these.. thanks so much for the recipe..

  6. I made these this morning and it was absolutely delicious!
    I toasted the bread first so it would be more crispy, it was fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Thanks for sharing this recipe at pinterest. It looks really good. I am going to try to make it for myself/ family. Do you mind that I share your blog/ recipe at my blog ? MC

  8. I am wondering what you think of substituting Nutella for the peanut butter…my kids love the Nutella dishes at iHop but they are pricey! I am sure they will love the pb, too…just a thought!:). Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is such a hearty twist to the french toast. I normally make it plain as it is or modify the original french toast recipe and bake it instead with some added toppings.

  10. I have had this French toast at Cafe 222 and it was absolutely delicious! We ate there multiple times while visiting just for the French toast!

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