Banana Stuffed French Toast Recipe
Valentine's Day Recipes from Razzle Dazzle Recipes
Banana Stuffed French Toast
1/4 cup pancake mix
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups brown sugar
4 ripe bananas, sliced
1 large (1 1/2 to 2-pound) loaf unsliced French bread
About 2 cups crushed crunchy corn cereal (recommended: Corn Flakes)
About 12 tablespoons butter
In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix with enough water to make a
thin batter. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and eggs. Whisk
together until smooth, about 3 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix together walnuts, brown sugar, and banana
Slice the ends off the French bread. Starting at 1 end, measure
about a half inch down the loaf and slice the bread 3/4 of the way
through. Measure about another half inch, and slice cleanly through
the bread. You should have a 1-inch slice of bread with a cut down
the middle. Repeat this process until the bread is all sliced up.
Take a piece of the cut French bread and stuff a few tablespoons of
the banana mixture into the slit in the middle. Add a good amount,
but do not overstuff so that the mixture won't stay in the center.
Repeat until all the slices are stuffed.
Preheat a skillet or flat-top grill over medium-high heat. When the
pan is hot, coat it with 2 tablespoons of butter.
Pour the crushed-up cornflakes onto a plate. Take a slice of stuffed
bread and dip it into the egg mixture, coating both sides liberally.
Then press the bread into the cornflakes and flip it to coat both
sides. Place the bread on the grill or skillet and cook until golden
brown, about 3 minutes per side. Flip the toast over and cook the
other side. Repeat the coating and cooking process for each slice of
bread, and add more butter to the grill or skillet as necessary,
about 2 tablespoons of butter per slice.