Banana Bread French Toast

What could be more yummy, satisfying and indulgent than homemade banana bread french toast…perfect for a special day (it was my birthday!), or just the ticket for weekend brunch! First we have to start with the homemade “Bisquick Type” baking mix before we can get to the banana bread…to get to the banana bread french toast!

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HOMEMADE “Bisquick Type” Baking Mix

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Makes: 6 cups

2 1/2 C. whole wheat
2 C. Whole Wheat
1/2 C. Wheat Germ
6 TBSP (1/2 C.) baking powder
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or shortening

Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage.
To make Biscuits:

Mix together ⅓ cup of milk for every 1 cup of mix. Drop onto un-greased cookie sheets and bake @ 450ºF for 10-12 min.
*Add any additional ingredients you wish such as cheese or herbs before adding the milk.
* 1 cup of mix will yield about 6 biscuits.

To make Pancakes:

Mix 2 cups of mix with 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Cook on hot griddle.

Kat’s Banana Bread Recipe

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Makes 1 Loaf


3 C. Homemade Bisquick Type Mix
3/4 C. Sugar (you could use raw sugar instead of white, or honey and decrease the milk)
1 Egg
1/2  C. Milk
1 C. Mashed Bananas (2-3 use very ripe ones!)
3/4 C. Chopped nuts (optional, I used pecans – or you could add coconut, raisins, cranberries etc…)


Heat oven to 350.
Smash your bananas in a bowl.
Add all remaining ingredients.
Add nuts or mix-ins of your choice.
Pour into well greased 9X5X3 loaf pan.
Bake 45 – 50 minutes, or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool before slicing.

Now that we have both recipes down, we’ve made our mix, made our bread….wait 2-3 days.  Yes, you heard me right.  Allow your bread to get JUST a little bit old…a day or two is perfect.  

Banana Bread French Toast

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2 1-inch thick slices of Banana Bread per person
1-2 Eggs, whipped slightly with a dash of milk and sprinkle of cinnamon


Heat cast iron fry pan, add oil
Dip bread slices in egg batter briefly on each side
Fry in pan till golden brown on each side.
Serve with real butter and real maple syrup!

I hope you enjoy all these recipes as much as I do.  The homemade bisquick-type mix is so easy to work with and convenient…feel free to add more whole wheat flour if you prefer!  The banana bread recipe could be adapted for a zucchini bread too…that’s another post! :-)

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  1. I’m a little confused. The recipe for the baking mix has two lines of whole wheat. 2.5 cups and 2 cups. Is it 4.5 cups total or one of the two? I’ve pinned this so I can get back to it after shopping! :)


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