It’s been one of those weeks. And it’s only Wednesday.
Good thing I started it off with a super delicious Sunday morning breakfast. Just tell me you’ll try this on Sunday, too.
So when your dog gets kicked out of daycare or water is dripping down your basement walls you can think back to that wonderful Sunday morning, eating fancy french toast in a sunny window.
Who said french toast has to be made out of regular bread? NO ONE. And since I’ve been making banana bread, like, every other day (because who doesn’t overestimate future banana consumption while at the grocery store?) I had the perfect experiment on my hands.
My hypothesis was correct. This is tasty. Why can’t science class involve french toast and blueberries? You can also use the compote for, like, a trillion other things too. Example: oatmeal. Gimme.
Use your favorite banana bread recipe, with or without nuts, and do an experiment yourself!
My current favorite banana bread is this super simple one using no added fats! Wahoo! I pump it up with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of cloves and a 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg.
banana bread french toast with blueberry walnut compote
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons white or brown sugar, or even honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
1 cup chopped walnuts
8 slices, 1 inch thick, banana bread
1 cup half and half
To make compote:
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of the blueberries with the next three ingredients. Cook for 10 minutes. Add the remaining blueberries and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes, until it’s as thick as you would like.
Toss in the walnuts and combine.
To French toast:
Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
Beat eggs and cream until a bit foamy and pour it into a shallow dish or baking sheet with sides.
Lay the banana bread in the egg and let them soak for a minute or two, depending on the density of your banana bread. Flip and let them soak for another minute.
Melt butter on your skillet and cook the banana bread for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until heated through and toasty on the outside.
Top French toast with maple syrup and blueberry compote.