Skinny Caramelized Banana French Toast

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So I have a secret to tell you today! A very serious secret.

And its not where I hide my peanut butter m&ms. That follows me to the grave ladies and gents. Good try.

 

I am a baker by day…. lead guitarist by night. O ya!  Jimmy Page would have to shield his eyes if he ever came in the same room with me and my picking skills.

 

Unfortunately – my gifted talents seem to have been lost on my family. They aren’t appreciating my mastering of “Mary had a little Lamb” as much as my high school music teacher did 10 years ago. Lucky for that same music teacher… I have learned nothing new since then so he can relive my glory days whenever he wants.

 

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Ok, so I know all of this has absolutely nothing to do with my FABULOUS French Toast recipe, I just got so excited the other day when I dusted off my old acoustic!

 

Have any of you done that lately?? Cleaned out an old closet or room and found your long lost favorite paintbrush or sewing machine? Sometimes it gets so easy to get lost in the busy present, it’s fun to rediscover old hobbies!

 

So I’m deciding to rediscover my 16 year old hippie. Get ready for some 2006 (such obvious hippie years!) inspired dishes like granola and jungle juice.

 

Oy.

 

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So on to my more appreciated talent :) ….. Skinny Caramelized Banana French Toast!

 

This French Toast kicks butt. Omygosh. YUM. Picture warm fluffy oven baked french toast, dripping in maple syrup, and piled high in caramelized bananas and toasted pecans. (If you’re not a pecan person feel free to omit, just add an extra banana to the recipe!)

 

And the best part is that this plate of delicious looks so guilty… fooled you! But clocks in at just around 280 calories per serving! A skinny version of his chubbier Paula Deen cousin – lower fat, lower cal, and lower sugar. Plus zero dairy.

 

This recipe can be made 2 ways – You can make this a day ahead and bake in the oven the next morning. OR you can make it the same day and cook the french toast over the stove. Just follow whichever method you prefer in the recipe directions below!
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Nutrition Information; Calories: 279, Fat: 6 grams, Protein: 10 grams

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Comments

  1. I love french toast, and this skinny version looks great! I’ve been on a flute-playing hiatus since my daughter was born. I’ll pick it back up again once I can get her a set of earplugs to protect her hearing (not because my playing isn’t good… ha ha! It’s to protect her from the high frequencies). It will be fun to pick up the flute again!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      That’s so cool that you play the flute! My cousin used to play the flute too, its so pretty. You need to hunt down some sound proof ear muffs in the meantime :)

  2. I can’t play the guitar. In fact, I have no talent for musical instruments. But french toast is definitely one of my favorite breakfast foods, and your recipe is beautiful.

  3. Ok first off- this french toast looks ahmazing Kristina! Decadent yet “skinnified”. I love it. Second – I think we all deserve a little guitar solo video soon on the blog ;) heehee.

  4. This definitely looks amazing! Obviously love how you skinnified Paula’s verison! :D

    And I reminiscence a lot when I`m cleaning. I did the same thing when I found my old violin from middle school. Haha!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Oo! I’m impressed. Violin? Maybe we need to get a food blogger band going… haha

  5. I’m sure you play beautifully :P

    This french toast looks INSANE um yes yes yes. I can just like smell the caramelized bananas and sweet wonderful french toast-y goodnesss

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha you’re a good liar. I’ll play for you when I move…. we can start a foodie garage band! You can take up lead singer :)

  6. OMG I am so into this! I love breakfast for dinner, so now I have an excuse!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha thanks Dara! I loveee breakfast for dinner :) I’ve been on a homemade egg McMuffin kick.. yum!

  7. Heading home to see los padres for Easter this weekend, and might just have to whip this up for breakfast. LOOKS DIVINE.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hope you had a great Easter Stephie!! And yes to your e-mail I just read! I’m about to respond right.. now.. :)

  8. Oh my goodness that looks SOOOO good! I love me some french toast

  9. Love the idea of a guilt free french toast…AND it looks amazing!!

  10. Wow- that definitely sounds guilt-free. You used so many healthy ingredients and very little sugar. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thank! The bananas are naturally so sugary that they caramelize very easily with little added sugar, I made this again for Easter too!

  11. Now I want to hear you rock out! This french toast looks crazy good.

  12. Whoa, you go girl! Also, this looks absolutely amazing!!