04 February 2014

Peanut Butter, Nutella and Banana French Toast



This recipe is either going to horrify you or send you to heaven. Peanut butter, nutella and banana French toast sandwiches.

It's definitely a one-off kind of a lunch. One for a special treat that will cheer you up on a gloomy wet day.

I was inspired to make this after seeing Vanesther over at Bangers and Mash make some Banana Eggy Bread. I immediately started thinking about nutella oozing out and it did!

I tinkered with the recipe. Less egg for me and more filling. Oh boy did it hit the mark, but a little went a long way.


Now I have to ask you to keep this recipe quiet! 

My husband and I have a long standing argument about French toast. I think it should have salt in in, but my hubby insists it should be sugar. This argument has been going on for over 20 years, yes I am that old!. So please keep this to yourself. He will just crow about it and I'll never hear the end of it. I still think French toast should have salt in it, but this sandwich is a different beast.

What would you put in a French toast sandwich? 

Do you make French toast with sugar or salt?


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Peanut Butter, Nutella and Banana French Toast
A decadent fried sandwich that Elvis would have been delighted by.
Ingredients
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 banana
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp nutella
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • a splash of vanilla extract
Instructions
1. Whisk the eggs with the milk and vanilla extract and pour onto a plate.2. Make 2 sandwiches. Spread peanut butter on one slice, mash half a banana on top, on the other side spread nutella, sandwich together and press down firmly.3. Cut the sandwich in halves or quarters and dip in the egg before frying in a fairly hot pan, sprayed with a little oil, until crisp with an oozing centre.4, Serve immediately.5. Enjoy!
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Yield: Makes 2 French toast sandwiches

46 comments:

  1. You hit the nail on the head with Elvis. He'd be all over this. ☺
    I have to say - if you *don't* put salt in the eggs in which you fry the bread, it's flat. And sugar!!? For goodness sakes, that's sacrilege.

    One more for your team, missus.

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    1. Yay! Thanks Tanita., but shhhhh! Don't tell Graham ;)

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  2. Plain eggy bread should indeed have salt in it. That weird American habit of shaking icing sugar and drizzling syrup over sweet eggy bread is just not right...

    But this is something else entirely and looks perfect. I've made pan toasties with banana, PB and nutella inside - butter on outside to go crunchy as it fries...

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  3. Looks like Elvis Presley (and mine!) kind of treat! ;)

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    1. Hehe, I did think of Elvis right away. It was lush.

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  4. Oh my lordy. I have more than a sneaky suspicion my kids and I would LOVE this for a lazy weekend brunch. I've only ever made the savoury eggy bread, and dipped in tommie sauce. But have been meaning to try a sweet one for ages. I too saw Vanesther's banana eggy bread recipe and yours takes it to a whole new level!!! God it looks good.

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    1. Thanks Lou. I am so glad everyone is with me on the salt in eggy bread. I might show Graham this after all. I do hope you try it Lou :)

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  5. I haven't made french toast for years but I do remember putting sugar and cinnamon in the batter. I'm not sure about this combo I must admit. Bananas OK but Nutella also. Hmmm. I'm going to have to make it this weekend and see. Will come back to you!

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    1. Ahhh, you are a woman after my hubby's heart or should I say sweet tooth. I hope you enjoy it :)

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  6. Don't think I've ever added salt to my eggs to make eggy bread, but neither do I add sugar. However, these sandwiches look just divine. My kind of heaven.

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  7. sweet jesus to heaven!... I have died and gone to sandwich heaven!

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  8. Wow! This looks fabulous, just the pick me up I need with this constant rain. You are a genius.

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  9. LOL! Sorry to say it horrifies me Jac, cos' I hate peanut butter! BUT, I can see that there will be an avid following for this sarnie and for those peanut butter lovers, this is a toastie dream!

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    1. Maybe just the nutella and banana for you then Karen :)

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  10. Gosh I am really craving this kind of stuff at the moment but it's SO bad!!! My kids adore Nutella, not so much the peanut butter, but we could definitely go for Nutella and banana french toast.

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    1. Go for it Ren, but salads the rest of the day mind, LOL!

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  11. Hey Jaq I always add a tiny pinch of sugar to my French Toast , thats how Baba (my daddy) always makes it ! I am a NUTELLA fan NOT ;) BUT banana oh yes!

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  12. Sugar! I am not entirely sure that I want to eat nutella with peanut butter though!!!

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    1. Try one of them with the banana then Fiona, either that or just go for it!

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  13. This looks sinfully good Jac. I can't stop staring at it and drooling. I'm going to have to be really good with me diet just so that I can make this at home.

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    1. It is rather sinful Tina, just for a treat. Although it does contain eggs, banana and nuts, so not all bad ;)

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  14. Normally I'm in the savoury eggy bread camp too, Jac. That's how my mum made it for us when we were little - loads of salt and pepper, yum! I'm not sure what possessed me quite to break with tradition and to experiment with banana sandwiches. Love the fact you've taken it to a whole other level with the Nutella AND peanut butter. My girls will go crazy for this!

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    1. I am glad you did Vanesther, they were fab, but yes I was brought up with the same kind of eggy bread.

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  15. I'm more in the savoury camp too, but time and place and all that... Looks fabulous. I'm sure it tastes heavenly

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  16. Arg these sound AMAZING!!!! They would be perfect for breakfast on valentines day, my partner loves peanut butter but I might skip that part and add more nutella for me :P

    As for the whole sweet or savoury thing. I know I'm probably wrong but if its salty/savoury we call it eggy bread, if its sweet with sugar we call it french toast...makes the distinction a little easier :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ahhh yes, that is a good point. Might have that discussion with hubby and see if he sees the distinction.

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  17. Oh boy, I want one of those Jac, bound to life anyone out of the gloom. I haven't made french toast in years, but I'm pretty sure sugar and cinnamon are included. Generally I'd prefer savoury, but your pictures have made me change my mind.

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    1. Hehe, well there is chocolate in there, that must be what did it!

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  18. Oh gawd, that looks heavenly!
    Janie x

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  19. This is sooooo lovely x heaven for me x

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    1. It is a rather naughty treat Charlene, but a good one.

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  20. It looks amazing - and I say that as someone who doesn't really like eggs or french toast - but goodness I would be in for a taste of this one and I suspect one mouthful would not be enough

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  21. Oh god, these photos should come with a warning - they're indecent! I sooooooo want that piece with the nutella oozing out!

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    1. The warm ooozing nutella was wonderful CC.

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  22. Not really one for me but I do put a dash of salt and cinnamon in my French toast

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  23. Wow, that looks so decadent and gorgeous. Look at that Nutella oozing out! I like classic eggy bread salted (or even spread with marmite). But I quite like a sugary version too, particularly when made with brioche.

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    1. Oh yes, this would be wonderful with brioche. Mmmmmmmmm!

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