Cardamom French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Cardamom French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Total Time: 00h 20m
Hands-on Time: 00h 20m
Makes: 4 servings

A surefire way to revive day-old bread, this simple French toast recipe is dressed up with caramelized bananas, real maple syrup and organic ground spices.

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  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon Simply OrganicĀ® Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Simply OrganicĀ® Ceylon Cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Simply OrganicĀ® Cardamom
  • 1 pinch sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cardamom and salt.
  3. Working with one slice at a time, dip bread into egg mixture and turn gently, allowing both sides to soak up mixture.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Cook slices for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Place bread on a rimmed baking sheet and transfer to oven to warm.
  5. Working with the same skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add brown sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir until sugar has dissolved. When mixture begins to bubble around the edges, add banana slices and stir to coat.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, until bananas begin to brown.
  7. Serve French toast hot with a generous spoonful of caramelized bananas, a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon and cardamom.