May 5, 2017 | by Kate Alexander
Banana Bread French Toast

Brunch and Mother’s Day seems to go hand-in-hand, so what better way to celebrate mom than with a delicious, homemade breakfast?

We have teamed up with our local Whole Foods again this month to not only bring you this amazing recipe, but to launch a Mother’s Day Instagram giveaway for a $250 Whole Foods gift card AND a re-useable tote filled with all of the ingredients to make this recipe. So visit the @twofitmoms Instagram page for more details!

Since Mother’s Day is generally a day for pampering and splurging our goal was to create a decadent brunch dish. As you know, the vast majority of our recipes are healthy, so while healthy and decadent don’t always go together, we managed to merge the two to bring you Banana Bread French Toast! How amazing does that sound??!!

We took our traditional Banana Bread recipe (which happens to be gluten free!), sliced it, soaked it in an egg batter and pan fried it to create a delectable dish that any mom would love. The beauty of this recipe is that you can make the banana bread a day or two in advance and leave the frying for Mother’s Day morning.

You can serve it as is, with a dusting of powdered sugar (as shown) or topped with a bit of maple syrup (you don’t need much at all)!.

Banana Bread French Toast
Yields 12 slices (feeds approximately, 4-5 people)

1 loaf of banana bread, sliced into 12, 1/2 inch slices (find recipe here)
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of milk (your choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons of butter
powdered sugar for dusting
maple syrup (optional)

Directions: Set a griddle or a large frying pan, over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. While the butter is melting, beat eggs, milk and vanilla in a shallow bowl. Dip both sides of banana bread into egg mixture and place on hot griddle/pan (We were able to fit 2-3 pieces of banana bread in our pan). Let the banana bread cook about one to one and a half minutes on each side — until nice and golden brown.  Turn the banana bread onto a baking sheet and keep warm in a 300 degree oven while making the rest of the bread. You will use the rest of the butter once you work through the remaining slices of bread.

Serve warm, top with powdered sugar or maple syrup – fresh fruit, whatever you desire.

The Instagram giveaway is sponsored by Whole Foods.

Whole Foods Market®
“Mother’s Day Giveaway”
Official Rules
No payment or purchase is necessary to enter.
Dates: This promotion begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 05/06/17, and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on 05/13/17 (the “Promotion Period”).
Eligibility: Entrants must be a legal US resident, and at least 18 years of age or older, to participate. Officers and employees of Whole Foods Market (the “Sponsor”), and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, their vendors and agents, and the immediate family members of the foregoing, are not eligible to win.
To Enter – Instagram: To participate using Instagram, participants must have a valid, public Instagram Account and be a follower of both @wholefoodsbergennj and @twofitmoms Instagram accounts. Participants are asked to comment on the Post telling us their favorite Mother’s Day tradition, share by tagging @wholefoodsbergennj and @twofitmoms, and include the hashtag #SweepstakesEntry for an entry. By using the hashtag, participant indicates his/her agreement to these Official Rules. Entrant’s Instagram settings must be public. Entries uploaded from “private” Instagram accounts will not be eligible. Entrants must follow and continue to follow @wholefoodsbergennj and @twofitmoms through at least 05/13/17 in order to be notified in the event he/she is a potential winner. By submitting an Instagram Entry, Entrants agree to Instagram’s Terms of Use. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram LLC. IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN SWEEPSTAKES. INSTAGRAM IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE FROM THE APPLE APPLICATION STORE AND FOR ANDROID FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
Limit: One (1) Entry per person per day.
Drawing/Prize: At approximately 1:00 p.m. ET on 05/13/17 one (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing, under the supervision of the Sponsor, from among all eligible entries received. Winner will receive a $250 WFM Gift Card and a re-useable tote filled with all the ingredients (and the recipe) to make decadent Banana Bread French Toast. Approximate retail value of prize is $350. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
General Terms & Conditions: Potential Winner will be notified by a tag/direct message to the Potential Winner’s Instagram Account, and will have 3 days within which to claim their prize, or an alternate winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution or exchange of prize will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Entry also constitutes permission, where allowable, for Sponsor to use the name, photograph and likeness of the winner for promotional purposes, without further compensation. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry at any time in the event it is determined that the Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsors’ images or if it is determined that the entrant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All taxes on prizes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Entrants/winner agree to “hold harmless” the Sponsor, Instagram, and agents affiliated with this promotion for any and all damages that may result from acceptance of the prize offered, and/or participation in the promotion. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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