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Take French toast to the next level by adding fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, and a sprinkle of nutmeg in addition to the traditional cinnamon. Kid-friendly and adult-approved, this breakfast-meets-dessert treat is great for all ages.

Deborah Marks, Sumter, South Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living August 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
22 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices french toast, about 2 tbsp. banana mixture, and 1 tbsp. syrup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place a small skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add 2 Tbsp. chopped black walnuts, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from skillet.

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  • Melt 1 Tbsp. light 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.

  • Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a shallow dish or pieplate. 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 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat procedure, if necessary. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with banana mixture and syrup.

  • *Chopped pecans or traditional walnuts may be substituted.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

315 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 1.5g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 54.9g; fiber 1.3g; cholesterol 110mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 371mg; calcium 84mg.
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