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Germantown Cafe Banana Nut Bread French Toast

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 pound all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

French Toast Batter

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Bread: Beat butter until smooth.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Continue mixing while adding eggs to mixture.
  4. Combine flour and baking powder. Alternate adding flour mixture and bananas, starting and ending with flour.
  5. Add nuts last and mix well.
  6. Pour into a greased bread pan and bake at 300 degrees F for 65 minutes.
  7. French Toast Batter: Blend all ingredients.
  8. Slice bread 1 inch thick. Coat with batter and cook on nonstick pan until golden brown.
  9. Top with fresh bananas, whipped cream and pure maple syrup.

Source: Chef Jay Luther, Germantown Cafe, Nashville, Tennessee

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