French toast is definitely a bit of a treat for breakfast, but this version is even better! Made with almond butter and banana stuffed in the middle and using the amazing Pasquier Brioche Loaf, this Banana and Almond Butter Stuffed French Toast makes a fantastic breakfast, and perfect for feeding a crowd!
Whilst we all love a quick and simple breakfast in the morning, sometimes you just want something a bit more special and this stuffed French toast is definitely ticking that box! But, that doesn’t mean it’s a complicated recipe, or even that it takes a lot of time. This French toast takes just minutes to put together and cook, but it will make your mornings feel that little bit easier to manage.
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French Toast is something that we don’t have for breakfast very often, as it is quite an indulgent start to the day, but every now and then we will have this sweet treat, as who doesn’t want dessert for breakfast? As a variation from the traditional French Toast, this one is stuffed with almond butter and banana, which is such a great combination and a good way to add some protein (from the nut butter) and some fruit (from the banana). We have also used a great quality brioche loaf for the bread, making this a really tasty breakfast. In fact, you don’t even have to keep if for just breakfast – it’s good at any time of day!
Brioche Pasquier invited us to #Shareamoment and create a dish that would be perfect to feed guests at a party, and as soon as we saw the brioche loaf, we just knew that we had to make French toast! Brioche Pasquier have been making traditional brioche and other French-style pâtisserie for 80 years, and you can definitely taste their expertise. Their products are seriously good and they rival some of the fresh baked goods we have picked up from bakeries in France.
“When Gabriel Pasquier first opened in his small village bakery in 1936, he used levain in his dough. The same technique was passed onto his sons that decided to continue using traditional levain to bake Brioche Pasquier products. Raising the dough this way is a more time consuming process compared to using modern yeast, but it provides a unique sourdough flavour and the products are then carefully baked using a similar process to the one used in 1936.
Despite the years that have passed, we continue this tradition of using our unique raising agent. Levain is the most natural way to raise dough and does not require any added sugar. It brings acidity to the dough that enables conservation without using preservatives. “
We had family visiting this weekend and Avery got to meet both of her Nannies (grandmothers). Of course, they are both besotted with her and spent as much time cuddling her as they could. She is already growing up so quickly and she will change again so much by the time they next see her, so we made the most of every second. We didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, so French toast was the way to go. Filling, tasty and a crowd pleaser!
We put out a plate of the croissants too and they didn’t last very long. They are really soft and buttery and make a nice quick and easy breakfast with some homemade jam.
Dannii is also mastering wearing a sling to hold Avery, and she is enjoying getting back in the kitchen again.
Banana and nut butter is such a delicious combination, but you really can put anything in this stuffed French toast. Strawberries and homemade healthy Nutella is a another favourite our ours, along with cherries and some dark chocolate. The combinations are pretty much endless, so get creative in the kitchen and come up with your own, we would love to hear them!
We are nearly in to December, and that means that we start turning to more indulgent recipes, but we will always try to lighten them up where possible, or add some fruit and vegetables to them so you are getting some extra vitamins. We have some really exciting Christmas recipes coming up next month, so make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to stay up to date on those. Brioche will most definitely be featured in our Christmas eating.
Ingredients – Serves 2:
– 4 slices of Pasquier brioche loaf
– 3 tbsp Almond butter
– 1 banana, sliced
– 1 medium egg
– 1 tbsp vanilla extract
– 0.5 tsp each (or to taste) of Cinnamon and Nutmeg
– 0.5 tsp butter
1) Spread the almond butter on each slice of bread
2) Divide the banana slices between 2 slices of bread and put the other slices of bread on top to form 2 sandwiches. Pinch round all the sides to close the edges.
3) Whisk together the egg, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
4) Dip each sandwich in the egg mixture until each side is coated.
5) Fry in a hot pan that has a little butter in it and cook for 90 seconds each side.
Nutritional Information – per person:
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 10
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**This recipe was commissioned by Pasquier, however, all opinions are my own**