Peanut Butter Banana French Toast Roll-Ups | If you're looking for an easy french toast recipe, this is it. Homemade french toast is a wonderful treat and this recipe turns 5 simple ingredients - peanut butter, banana, bread, milk, and eggs into a fun and tasty breakfast treat.
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Breakfast french toast recipes don't get easier or more fun than this one. I mean, just look at them - all swirled with warm peanut butter and bananas, ready to dip into a bowl of syrup. Fancy presentation meets comfort food taste. Don't let that fool you though, we're not too fancy here - we absolutely dip these babies in syrup. Twice. Not every day, but treats are ok once in a while right? And we needed a treat in this house.
Ok, so what do you need to make these easy homemade french toast roll-ups?
- bread - we used plain white storebought sandwich bread - it's soft and good for rolling out and no one in my house wanted to use it for anything else. You could use whole wheat, or try thin sliced homemade bread.
- peanut butter - your favorite kind, even homemade peanut butter
- a banana
- 2 eggs
- milk or cream
- syrup to dip! Don't skip!
- oil, for frying (canola, corn, coconut, whatever you please that is good for frying. You can also use butter)
How to Make French Toast Roll-Ups
Start off with trimming the bread of its crust. Then flatten each piece with a rolling pin (or a tall glass or bottle if you don't have a rolling pin). I have this french maple rolling pin which I love.
Now you'll spread peanut butter on each slice. (See below for other filling ideas!) Lay the banana pieces in a row at one end of the bread. Start rolling up the bread from that end, tucking the banana in there. Place them seam side down while you repeat with the rest of the bread.
Mix together the 2 eggs and the milk or cream (I used milk).
Heat a frying pan over medium with a few tablespoons of your choice of oil or butter. When it's hot, dip each roll into the egg mixture and then carefully place them seam side down in the frying pan. We do about 3 at a time. Cook them for a few minutes on each side until each roll is golden brown and cooked.
Serve immediately with syrup for dipping. Warm maple syrup would be perfect here.
Do I need to soak the bread?
I don't. We just want the outside of the bread coated so we can fry that in shallow oil.
Other French Toast Roll Up filling options
Fruit: Try strawberry and cream cheese dusted with powdered sugar, or an apple pie mix
Nut Butter: Try Nutella with bananas or strawberries
Savory: Try Sausage!
To Fancy It Up: Add vanilla and cinnamon to the egg and milk mixture. Roll the hot, cooked roll in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.
How to Store Leftovers
There won't be any. But say if you made 4 dozen of them and you are home by yourself and want to save some for your family, then put them in the fridge in an airtight container and they should keep for a few days. Reheat before serving for drippy, melty, hot peanut butter.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese: My all-time favorite everyday breakfast. Seriously, I have a version of this almost every day.
- Sweet Potato Skillet: Love this too when I don't want to have bread for breakfast.
- Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats: One of the most popular recipes on my website - you can't go wrong with this combo of oats and cinnamon roll flavors
- Buttermilk Biscuits: Although I usually have these in the evening, they are perfect for a weekend breakfast also.
- Breakfast Salad with a Poached Egg: This is a healthy breakfast that will leave you feeling great.
Peanut Butter Banana French Toast Roll-Ups
- 6 slices bread
- 6-9 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ large banana
- ½ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- oil (for frying)
- syrup (for dipping)
- Cut the crust off the bread slices. You can stack two or three slices to make it go quicker.
- Spread a tablespoon or two of peanut butter on each piece of bread.
- Cut the banana into half-moon shapes. These are easier to roll than full slices.
- Place the banana pieces along one end of the bread. Roll the bread up, starting at that end.
- Heat a frying pan with a few tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
- Mix together the egg and milk. Dip each roll into the egg mixture and then place seam side down in the frying pan. Fry for a few minutes on each side until all sides are cooked and golden brown. Serve with syrup or plain.
- Try other fillings like different fruits and other kinds of nut butter.
- To fancy it up a bit, add vanilla and cinnamon to the egg mixture. Roll the finished rolls in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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