As avid fans of the Food Network, my husband and I have really been enjoying the new show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” from the Food Network Stars. Recently there was an episode about breakfast foods and the one that Bobby Flay talked about just made my stomach growl. I had to try it.
Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast
6 slices day-old white or wheat bread
1 to 2 ripe bananas
8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon dark rum
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Butter or oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for topping
Maple Syrup, for topping
Lay out the pieces of bread and spread out the peanut butter on each slice. Top every other piece of bread with slices of banana. Combine to make the sandwiches.
In a shallow medium sized bowl, gently whip, by hand, the eggs, cream, vanilla, rum, cinnamon and salt.
Heat skillet to medium heat, around 350 to375 degrees F, or until butter melts and begins to sizzle. Dip 1 sandwich at a time into rum batter and place into skillet. Cook until golden brown (about 3 to 4 minutes before turning) on each side. Remove from skillet and cut in 1/2 diagonally. Top with powdered sugar, butter and maple syrup.
The Verdict: Well it was good, but it was really rich. I think I added too much peanut butter. I will use less next time. I also forgot the nutmeg the original recipe calls for, so I’d use their recipe instead of my recipe! Definitely will play with this one and perfect it sometime!