PBB French Toast

Over the past few years, I have created so many French Toast dishes.  I really enjoy French Toast more than Pancakes and this particular recipe is one of my favorites.

Back in the diners my father used to have in New York we used to have a French Toast called “The Elvis.” It was known that bananas and peanut butter stuffed French Toast was The Kings favorite.  Or at least that is what I was told.

It was a great seller, people loved it and I wanted to recreate that dish and I know I nailed it with this one.  The sautéed bananas really tip the dish over the edge to amazing!! It is super easy to prepare and will certainly wow the family.

Serves: 4


Sliced Bread, 1/2” thick   8 slices *see notes

Banana , sliced 1/4” thick   3 each

Brown Sugar   4 tablespoons

Butter, unsalted   4 tablespoons + extra for grilling toast

Kosher Salt   1/4 teaspoon

Cinnamon   1/2 teaspoon

Peanut Butter, creamy   as needed

Chocolate Sauce   as needed

Powdered Sugar   as needed

French Toast Custard:

Milk   1 1/2 cup

Brown Sugar   1/3 cup

Eggs, large   2 

Cinnamon   1/4 teaspoon

Vanilla   2 teaspoon

Kosher salt   1/4 teaspoon

Lets Get Cooking:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees.
  • Start by grabbing a small bowl and whisking together all the ingredients for the custard. Then dip your bread into the custard, allowing the bread to soak for about 5-10 seconds.  Place the bread on a plate and repeat until all the bread is done.  
  • In a large non-stick griddle or skillet pan, heat up a bit of butter over a medium high heat until butter is simmering.  Once the butter is simmering, swirl it around the pan and place 2-3 slices of french toast into the pan and allow to cook for 2 minutes on each side or until a nice golden brown color.
  • When the french toast is ready, place on an oven safe pan, place in oven to keep warm and cook the rest of the slices.  When all the french toast is finish, spread the peanut butter on 4 of the slices and sandwich with the other 4.  Place back in the oven until you finish your bananas, whip out the pan with paper towels and keep the pan over a low heat to keep the pan hot.
  • In the same pan, turn up the heat to a medium-high heat, make a quick caramel by melting 4 tablespoons of butter and add the brown sugars, cinnamon and salt.  Once the butter starts to simmer, add the sliced bananas.  Toss the bananas until fully coated with the caramel sauce and allow to cook for about 2 minutes until the bananas begin to soften.  Remove from heat.
  • Plate your French Toast sandwiches, then top with powdered sugar if desired, the banana topping and chocolate sauce to serve.

*Chef’s Notes: When deciding on the type of bread to use either purchase a full size loaf of any bread you choose and slice yourself, making sure the crust is thin and a bit soft or purchase a good quality white bread that has some body to it, such as an artisan bread.

For a printable or PDF version of this recipe, click here: PBB French Toast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  It can be yours too with recipes like my Maple Bacon Stuffed French Toast.

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