Banana Bread French Toast Recipe

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It’s always a rootin’ tootin’ time at Whispering Canyon Cafe, and when it comes to bountiful breakfast there’s no other place to pick! Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is well-known for its fun, energetic and comedic atmosphere. The Old Western eatery boasts a 10 Gallon Hat at dinner (on top of all-you care to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner skillets)!

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On the breakfast menu at Whispering Canyon Cafe is the Banana Bread French Toast. This delicious take on the classic breakfast food is unlike no other. The freshly baked banana bread is covered in batter, cooked on the griddle and served with warm bananas foster sauce!


This is one tasty way to start the day at the Wilderness Lodge. The fresh banana bread is soft in the center with a crunch shell from the griddle while the warm banana foster sauce adds a whole extra layer of flavor to complete the dish. Add this recipe to your Disney recipe collection to bring a touch of magic to your morning!

Banana Bread French Toast with Bananas Foster Sauce

Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Ingredients

Banana Bread

  • 1/4 lb Sugar
  • 1/4 oz Baking Powder
  • 1 oz Shortening
  • 1/16 oz Salt
  • 1/2 lb All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/8 c Buttermilk
  • 1/8 c Liquid Eggs Substitute
  • 1/2 lb Bananas
  • 1/8 oz Vanilla Extract

Bananas Foster Sauce

  • 1 1/4 lbs Bananas sliced
  • 1 1/4 lbs Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 3/4 lbs Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp Buttered Rum Extract
  • 4 oz Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt

French Toast Batter

  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 c Milk
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

To Serve

  • Banana Bread room temperature
  • Bananas Foster Sauce warm
  • French Toast Batter
  • Butter for griddle
  • Confectioner's Sugar for garnish

Instructions

Banana Bread

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Cream together sugar, baking powder, shortening and salt for 5 minutes.

  3. Add flour, buttermilk and eggs. Mix until incorporated.

  4. Add bananas and mix until blended.

  5. Pour into a loaf pan lined with cooking spray.

  6. Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Cool slightly in the pan, remove and let cool on a rack until room temperature.

Bananas Foster Sauce

  1. Place sugar in a pan over medium heat and bring to a soft ball stage. Reduce heat and whisk in softened butter.

  2. Add sliced bananas and bring to a simmer.

  3. Add buttered rum extract. (Optional: Place in a blender or food processor and purée for a smooth sauce without slices of banana.)

  4. Keep warm until ready to serve.

French Toast Batter

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.

To Serve

  1. Slice banana bread into thick slices.

  2. Pre-heat a griddle, add butter to the griddle surface when hot.

  3. Dip the banana bread slices into French toast batter and drain excess off of the slices.

  4. Place onto the buttered griddle and cook until golden brown on all sides.

  5. Serve two to three (2-3) slices of banana bread french toast. Top with bananas foster sauce and confectioner's sugar (or whipped cream, or both!).

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Guests looking to indulge in this breakfast can also find it at Roaring Fork, a counter service dining location at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This allows guests to dine on this wonderful meal without a reservation!



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