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February 10, 2012

Banana Cinnamon French Toast

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special beginning with this delicious Brunch idea. For an added touch open a bottle of sparkling wine with a little fruit on the finish. A bowl of fresh berries will complete the menu.

Serves two

Prep time 2 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 slices cinnamon loaf bread
  • Toppings: Chopped pecans, sliced banana and strawberries


    Whisk together eggs, nutmeg and milk. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread one side of each slice of bread with cream cheese. Put 2 cream cheese slices together sandwich style. Lightly dip sandwich into egg mixture. Place in skillet and cook on each side until golden. Add more butter as needed.

    Top each sandwich with pecans, bananas and strawberries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with your favorite warm syrup.

    Cooking Wiser:

    To decrease fat and calories replace milk with 1% milk and use low fat cream cheese
    Replace butter with olive oil

  • Posted by terri at February 10, 2012 03:02 AM