Friday, July 27, 2007

Yummy!!! Baked Banana Macadamia Nut French Toast and Coconut Syrup!!!

Today was a friend's birthday at work and he recently enjoyed a vacation in Hawaii, so we thought we'd continue his experience. We celebrated with a Hawaiian Breakfast. I got so many compliments on what I made, I thought I'd share it with you. Should have taken a picture, but I was running behind this morning. It's super easy - you make the french toast the night before. Enjoy!

Baked Banana Macadamia Nut French Toast

4 eggs
1 cup milk
¼ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg (I used cinnamon)
1 banana (sliced)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
16 oz loaf French bread, cut into 1” slices
2/3 cup butter, melted
½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Blend eggs, milk, sugar, nutmeg, banana and vanilla in blender.

Spray jelly roll pan with Pam. Melt butter and place in pan.

Pour egg mixture into shallow dish. Dip both sides of bread in mixture. Place in buttered pan. Cover and refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove covering from pan. Place in oven for 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake for 10 minutes.

Coconut Syrup

1 cup sugar
½ cup water
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon coconut extract

Combine sugar, water and butter in saucepan. Bring to boil; boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in flavoring. Serve warm.


Ceramic Diva said...

Oh my goodness!!! This sounds so rich and yummy! I can't wait to try this out!

Joan said...

Hey there Ceramic Diva,

It is a yummy recipe and it's so simple because you make it the night before and just pop it in the oven. AND the syrup was so easy...who would have thought!