Banana and Orange French Toast

A picky eater approved recipe, even though this is a healthier version. It’s one of the favorite school lunch box item for my kids.

My kids love french toast. Not only kids but my husband too. Okay, I admit I love it too. But who doesn’t? That slice bread of bread soaked into flavorful goodness, cooked to a perfectly caramelized crust. Yumm!! We make our version healthier so we can indulge guilt-free. Want to know how? Read below.

How is this version healthier?

We use:

Whole grain bread: It is rich in fiber, that is healthier for your digestive system. It also keeps you fuller longer, so you won’t get those hunger pangs soon afterwards. It also includes more protein and healthy fats as compared to refined flour breads.

Fruits instead of sugar: Banana and orange not only provide a good amount of sweetness to the french toast, they also add a great flavor. If you prefer it sweeter, you can top it with honey when serving.

Cinnamon powder: Apart from providing the french toast a nice aroma note, cinnamon has immense medicinal properties. It is loaded with anti-oxidants and had anti-inflammatory properties.

How about packing it for school lunchbox?

My kids love to take it to their school/kindergarten. What I like to do, to make it easier for them is cut the french toast into bite sized pieces. I top it with fresh berries. I also give a fork so that they can eat in a clean way. This way it is a no-mess, easy to eat snack/lunchbox item.

You can prepare these in advance so you do not have to rush in the morning. Stored in an air tight container, these french toast stay good for up to 3 days.

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Ingredients at a glance

Notes:

  • Use a ripe banana to get the right amount of sweetness.
  • You can skip the orange if you do not have it on hand or if your kid do not like it.
  • I used whole wheat bread but you can use any other kind of your choice.
  • You can substitute cinnamon powder with cardamom powder.

Banana and Orange French Toast

Healthier version of french toast which is loved by everyone
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Stabmixer or blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder (substitute: ¼ tsp cardamom powder)
  • 1 orange
  • 4-5 slices whole grain bread
  • 3 Tbsp butter (for frying)
  • some fresh berries and honey for serving (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash the orange and completely dry it. Use a grater to get the zest of half of the orange. Then cut it in half. Squeeze it through a sieve to get the juice of half of the orange. Slice and reserve the other half for garnishing later.
  • Take a bowl (preferably rectangular), big enough to fit the bread slices. Peel and add the banana, eggs, cinnamon powder, the orange juice and orange zest (from step 1). Use a stab mixer to make a smooth paste. (you can also use a blender).
  • Put a pan on medium heat and add some butter. Let it heat up.
  • Soak a bread slice into the prepared mixture then transfer it carefully into the heated pan. Once placed, do not move. Let it cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it develops a brown crust. Flip and cook on the other side also for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with fresh berries. If you like it sweeter, drizzle some honey on top.

Notes

  • Use a ripe banana to get the right amount of sweetness.
  • You can skip the orange if you do not have it on hand or if your kid do not like it.
  • I used whole wheat bread but you can use any other kind of your choice.
  • You can substitute cinnamon powder with cardamom powder.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pri says:

    5 stars
    That’s amazing . Can’t wait to try ! 🤗🤗

    1. Hope you like it as much as we do 😊

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