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Banana Bread French Toast and Blueberries

Good morning, dear ones! It is a dark and cloudy morning as I write to you (brrr!) but I’ve had several days of glorious sunshine so I don’t mind one bit.

How was your weekend? What did you get up to?

Mine was jolly, full of simple pleasures, tea with an old friend, bbq with other dear folks, reading in the sunshine by the creek. I awoke early Saturday morning – not the dreadful kind of early necessitated by an alarm, but the delicious sort of early where you wake up naturally, feeling quite rested, only to discover that most of the world is still asleep and you have a few blissful hours of quiet with no lawn mowers, weed whackers, or loudly cackling neighbors to disturb the peace.

It was marvelous.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  So I decided to indulge with a rather decadent breakfast of French Toast made with dark chocolate chip banana bread, drizzled with sour cream thinned with milk, and topped with a lavish helping of blueberries. With a large glass of fresh spearmint tea, it was a rather splendid breakfast to eat out on my little patio, looking up at the trees and blue sky, listening to the tumble of the creek and the wind in the leaves.

I spent the rest of my weekend happily puttering. I tended my little container garden, bought a gorgeous oregano plant, thinned the lettuces I’d planted and transplanted them to their own pots. Hopefully they will start flourishing soon! I ran errands with Mums, chatted with my grandies, and got to cuddle my friend’s beautiful Indian foster baby who grinned and drooled contentedly while I kissed his fat cheeks and squeezed his oh so chubby legs.

I also ate more blueberries (I do so love them!), this time with fresh strawberries and plain yogurt mixed with agave and vanilla. Delicious!

And I watched the sun set behind the trees, making such beautiful etchings of the leaves and branches.

Now it is a new week and I have a couple things I’m looking forward to: dinner with friends I haven’t seen in a while, eating the first fresh spring rolls I’ve ever made, and finishing this rather ripping novel I started this weekend.

What are you looking forward to?

This is my contribution to Chaya’s Meatless Mondays.

Banana Bread French Toast

Ingredients:

6 slices banana bread

butter

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 shake tsp nutmeg

1 shake cinnamon

1 shake cloves

1/2 cup sour cream thinned with 1-2 tsp milk

fresh blueberries, washed and drained

Directions:

  1. Mix egg, milk and spices in wide shallow bowl.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium high heat.
  3. Dip each slice of banana bread in milk mixture, both sides, and place in buttered pan. Fry until each side is browned. Remove to plate.
  4. Drizzle with sour cream mixture and top with blueberries.
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Margo - I’ll be right over.

RamblingTart - Oh dear Chaya, I would absolutely love to go on a French Toast picnic with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chaya - Hi, this is a great recipe to link to My Meatless MOndays because I can and want to make this. It looks too good, if that is possible. Come over and we will go on a picnic with our French toast.

RamblingTart - I’m so glad you like them, Alina! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, dear Joanne! You’re a luv. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a perfectly marvy weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Ohhh, coconut bread would be fantastic, Barbara!! YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - It really was so peaceful and wonderful, Val! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh, I think you’d love it, Kevin! ๐Ÿ™‚ It is rich but not too sweet with sour cream instead of syrup. Mmm. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to have it again!

Alina - Banana bread french toast with fresh fruit, what an exquisite breakfast! I so love your pictures.

Alina - Banana bread french toast and fruit make a sumptuous breakfast, I love the idea and your great pictures.

RamblingTart - Thank you, Simply Life! It really was delish. ๐Ÿ™‚

Joanne - This French toast just can’t be beat! The perfect thing to wake up to on a lazy weekend morning.

Your weekend sounds absolutely lovely and I’m so glad you had a good one!

Barbara - That sounds like a divine weekend! Never would have thought to make French toast with any of my sweet breads. I have some coconut bread in the fridge, wonder what would happen? My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Thanks for the super idea!!

bellini valli - This is a delicious way to start a leisurely Sunday morning.

Kevin (Closet Cooking) - I could certainly go for some of that french toast for breakfast!

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Simply Life - Oh my, that looks sooo good!

RamblingTart - Oh, zucchini bread would be delicious done like this, Jerilea! ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome to the blogging world!! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Sinful Southern Sweets! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad it pleases you. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - HOORAY, Bekah!! That’s fantastic! Now you must tell me what you made. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh. My. GOODNESS!!! Jacqueline, that is the bestest French Toast recipe I’ve ever heard of. WOWSERS!! Yes ma’am, I WILL be making that. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Ohhh, thank you, Elra! That means a lot to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Sarah! I’m so excited you get to go on a trip!!! Hooray!! Looking forward to your wonderful photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, El!! I got a huge smile as soon as I thought of it and ooeee, so good! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jerilea - What an interesting idea–to make frend toast out of banana bread. I have a massive zucchini on my counter waiting patiently to be turned into zucchini bread. It bet it would be just as lovely fashioned into french toast. I’m going to have to try this! Thanks!

Sinful Southern Sweets - Wow! It doesn’t get much better than this!

Bekah Mae - Looks so delicious! Just wanted to let you know that we girls were inspired by your cooking group and had a little group of our own on Friday. It was fantastic and we can’t wait to do it again!

Jacqueline - Okay my little pea from the same pod, I too had French Toasties this morn! Haha!

Can I share with you my best-ever, fav way to create it? In addition to every lovely thing *you* have done, I omit the cloves, and add finely grated orange zest, and a good tsp. of pure vanilla extract to the egg-milk liquid. Then I prepare the bread like so: Using unsliced bread, cut yourself a generous piece (approx 1/2″). Then slice horizontally through the bread, only 3/4 of the way across, to create a “pocket”. Fill the pocket with a few lengths of banana, sliced thinly. And if you don’t fancy banana, you could you use sliced strawberries.

Proceed to dip the bread in the egg-milk liquid and pan fry in butter. When golden brown, transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 350f for 10mins. Top with fresh blueberries if you have, and maple syrup if you wish. EEGADS!!!

Elra - I never seen French toast look this beautiful. It’s literally make my mouth water.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Fantastic looking French toast. I’m looking forward to my holiday to France in a few weeks’ time!

El - Your french toast looks fantastic. I love the idea of adding fresh blueberries. In fact, I wish I had some right now. I’m looking forward to making this!

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