Monday, August 24, 2009

Black Walnut French Toast

This is a recipe that twolittlechefs reader, Kelly, submitted. It is a variation on traditional french toast, and it is delicious. Now I happen to love french toast, so I may be bias. However, when I make this again I will make it with my own french toast recipe and add the banana-nut topping. When I make french toast I don't use any milk, and I add a bit of vanilla and cinnamon. Anyway you make it though, the topping is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Thanks Kelly!

Black Walnut French Toast
Recipe from Southern Living Magazine (submitted by twolittlechefs reader, Kelly)
Picture by Caroline


2 tablespoons chopped black walnuts (or traditional walnuts or pecans)
1 tablespoon light butter
1 large ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 white bread slices
Vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup reduced-calorie maple syrup.


1. Place a small skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add chopped black walnuts, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from skillet.
2. Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat; add banana slices, and cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in toasted black walnuts and 1/4 cup honey, and remove from heat.
3. Meanwhile whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a shallow dish or pie plate. Lightly press bread slices, 1 at a time, into egg mixture, coating both sides of bread. Cook bread, in batches, on a nonstick griddle coated with cooking spray over medium heat 2 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat procedure, if necessary. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with banana mixture and syrup.

*From Kelly who submitted this recipe: “I love breakfast and so this was a great twist to a classic. I made it this morning for some family and they were asking for the recipe - always a good sign! We had it on corn cakes instead of French toast and it was good that way too.”

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