Classic French Toast

French Toast is my very favorite thing to have for breakfast. I have several French Toast recipes on my blog but not the original, the recipe my kids grew up on. When I make French Toast, I make an entire loaf or more. Leftover French Toast (if there is any!) can be easily frozen and reheated whenever you wish. This is great for school mornings or a quick weekend break/brunch.

Ingredients:

5 eggs

2 egg yolks

1 cup of heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon, optional

1 loaf of your favorite bakery bread, I used sourdough but brioche or challah bread is great too (day old or stale is best)

Powdered sugar, heated maple syrup, optional

Mix eggs, egg yolks, heavy cream, vanilla extract and cinnamon (if you are adding it) in a large shallow bowl. Whisk well. Prepare pan/griddle with Pam, butter or oil, your choice. Dip bread in egg mixture and make sure it’s completely covered in egg custard mixture. Place on griddle/pan and cook each side until golden brown. Add butter, powdered sugar, syrup or whatever you desire. My boys say I make the best French Toast on the planet. As a side note, I have made this recipe twice and shared it with two of my sons. They still love it. Enjoy!

The Best Banana Bread

I love banana bread. I think sometimes when I buy bananas, I let them get too ripe on purpose so I have an excuse for making a loaf or two! I do a lot of baking that calls for buttermilk. I knew buttermilk would be too thin to use in my recipe so I thought of the next best thing, sour cream. It adds the perfect zip in this bread. I know you will love it!

  
Ingredients:
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
2 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
3-4 bananas medium to large, mashed roughly (I leave mine kind of chunky)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan, 9 x 5 or several small ones.

In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Combine all dry ingredients together and add that to the wet batter. Fold in sour cream, mashed bananas and walnuts. Pour into prepared loaf pan(s).

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove and cool on a wire rack until it’s cooled completely.

*I have added a cup of chocolate chips to this recipe and it’s yummy!

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