Thursday, November 15, 2012

Foodie Friday

Baked Banana & Pecan Nut French Toast Kebabs

When I went to the U.S.A to work at a Summer Camp they used to make amazing french toast for breakfast that had a sweet vanilla/cinnamon flavour. I loved them! In fact, when I arrived at the airport back in South Africa- my whole family could see "just how much" I loved them!

I've never been able to get hold of the Summer Camp Recipe - so the recipe you see below is my own take on it. I've made it even more amazing by adding Baked Banana, Pecan Nuts & a delicious toffee sauce. Then I stuck it all on a kebab coz kebabs are cool! So if you ever need to make breakfast finger-food- this will be a winner!

I made it for Gaz for breakfast- and I think he felt like a very lucky guy! French Toast Kebabs served with a filter coffee, and some fresh strawberries and cream on the side. It sounds delicious doesn't it? Well it is! So go's FRIDAY, throw your diet out the window and have a treat- you deserve it!

What You Need:
  • A big knob of butter (For Frying and For the Sauce)
  • A large handful of Chopped Pecan Nuts
  • 1 French Loaf
  • 1 Cup of Full Cream Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Bananas
  • 1 Cup of Muscavado Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • A Dash of Milk or Cream for the Sauce (About 1/4 Cup)
  • Kebab Sticks
  • Strawberries and Whipped Cream to Serve

  • Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees (C) and bake your bananas on a greased baking tray for 15 minutes
  • Cut the french loaf into thick chunks
  • Whisk together the 3 eggs, 1 Cup Milk, Cinnamon and Vanilla Essence in a bowl
  • Dip each chunk into the batter and fry in a pan a little butter until each side is golden.
  • Combine the Muscavado Sugar, Syrup, Butter (A Thin Slice) and Cream in a Sauce Pan
  • Bring to the heat and continously stir until all the sugar has dissolved
  • Throw in your chopped pecan nuts
  • Allow the mixture to reach boiling point and then quickly remove from the heat
  • Put alternating chunks of french toast and baked banana onto the kebab sticks
  • Pour the warm toffee sauce over the kebabs
  • Serve with strawberries and whipped cream on the side and...VIOLA!

Happy Happy Weekend All!

Love Abz


  1. Oh my goodness yum! I love frech toast so will definatly be making these, and I wont wait till a friday! Any day will do!

  2. Haha! Well Taz I hope you enjoy them as much as I did :) Ps. I will try your strawberry and balsalmic vinegar ice cream- SOUNDS SO COOL!