This is the best French Toast recipe, like mouthwatering. But we’ll get to that.
Recently, I’ve been talking about how important my mornings are with my kids. A morning routine is essential, but once I get that out of the way, my top priority is spending time with my kids.
Being in the kitchen, listening to music, Michael making me a coffee (raw milk, always), making breakfast with my phone on airplane mode is one of my favorite times of the day.
Michael has been making this for the kids every weekend. It’s comforting, delicious, and my kids eat every bite. It’s a special treat they look forward to and has become a fun part of our weekend.
This recipe is from The Rock’s, yes Dwayne Johnson’s, personal chef. Apparently he eats it every weekend too. We’ll get to the variations and different toppings you can do, but here’s the base.
The Rock’s Favorite French Toast Recipe:
+ ½ cup heavy cream
+ ¼ cup powdered sugar
+ 1 tbsp plus ½ tsp vanilla extract, divided
+ 1 medium ripe banana, sliced
+ ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
+ 6 tbsp (3 oz.) butter, divided
+ 2 large eggs
+ ½ cup whole milk (or milk of choice)
+ 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
+ 4 (2-in.-thick) challah or brioche slices
+ ¼ cup honey roasted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
♡ Beat together cream, powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.
♡ Stir together banana slices, brown sugar and 4 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan; cook over medium low, stirring often, until bananas are soft and sugar is dissolved, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully transfer mixture to a blender. Secure lid, and remove center piece to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over opening; process until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
♡ Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon vanilla in a medium bowl.
♡ Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium. Working in two batches, dip 2 bread slices into egg mixture, and then add to hot skillet. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Serve warm, topped with bananas foster sauce, whipped cream and macadamia nuts.
This recipe is SO good, and like I said, such a treat. Our stove comes with a griddle, but if it didn’t I would totally get one of these. They’re so useful when it comes to French toast, pancakes, quesadillas, grilled cheese- and the reverse side works for grilled veggie skewers or meat (if you’re not into using a BBQ).
We like to top ours with icing sugar, lemon, or maple syrup. Let me know if you try it.
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++ check out this healthy strawberry milk recipe.