Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

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This is the Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast! Thick pieces of King’s Hawaiian bread sandwiched between peanut butter swirls and banana slices, topped with a crunchy peanut butter cereal coating!Β 

This is the Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast! Thick pieces of King's Hawaiian bread sandwiched between peanut butter swirls and banana slices, topped with a crunchy peanut butter cereal coating!

Happy Monday all. Did you all enjoy your Mother’s Day? Baby Stella got dedicated at church this weekend so it was a very special day for us and our family. We were overjoyed to spend this special day with the ones we love most.

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I especially loved being with my mom. I have a whole new appreciation now for everything she did for me as a child since I have become a mother. I guess what they say is true about everything in life coming full circle. We had an amazing brunch and I indulged in some of my favorite sweet treats. Like any good husband, Nick brought me doughnuts in bed…and if you know me, there is really nothing I could love more than that.

This is the Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast! Thick pieces of King's Hawaiian bread sandwiched between peanut butter swirls and banana slices, topped with a crunchy peanut butter cereal coating!

While we are on the subject you should know that I am a huge breakfast person. It is one of my favorite meals. During the week I limit myself to simple breakfast items like greek yogurt or a smoothie but I am all about brunchin’ it on the weekends.

This is the Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast! Thick pieces of King's Hawaiian bread sandwiched between peanut butter swirls and banana slices, topped with a crunchy peanut butter cereal coating!

My husband and I have our favored breakfast spots but our favorite by far is this little Hawaiian place down by the coast.Β They serve authentic Hawaiian food and it is SO good! We started going there while I was pregnant with Stella. I have many fond memories of us sitting there chatting about her arrival. There was so much laughter, hope, and even fears exchanged around our little booth in the corner. I struggled during my pregnancy with many health problems and eating was one of the hardest things for me. Going to breakfast and even holding down the slightest amount of food was somewhat of a victory in my little world. All I had to do was mention french toast and Nick was already at the door with keys in hand. We still go back there often and it brings us a sense of contentment, knowing that despite all our irrational fears, she was brought into the world absolutely perfect in every way.

Sorry for the sappyness. She does that to me. Onto what you are really here for, the food!

This little Hawaiian place serves the BEST french toast in the world. I am absolutely convinced of that fact. I have been wanting to recreate it for so long and am happy to say that I have finally done it. You guys, it is truly the best! It is a peanut butter banana french toast served on Hawaiian bread with a peanut butter cereal topping. It is crunchy, creamy, sweet, and decadent all at once. I power mine down with a nice ice cold glass of guava juice. If you truly want to go the authentic Hawaiian route then you MUST serve this french toast with coconut syrup (but maple syrup works too).

This is the Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast! Thick pieces of King's Hawaiian bread sandwiched between peanut butter swirls and banana slices, topped with a crunchy peanut butter cereal coating!

The best part about this recipe is how truly simple it is and chances are you have all the ingredients already on hand. If you can’t find sliced Hawaiian bread, you can substitute thick pieces of Texas Toast. You can use any kind of peanut butter, creamy or crunchy. My favorite part is the cereal crust around the french toast. Have you ever had cornflake french toast? It’s kinda like that…except a million times better.

You are gonna love this peanut butter banana french toast. I can guarantee it. πŸ˜‰


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Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
 
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This is the Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana French Toast! Thick pieces of King's Hawaiian bread sandwiched between peanut butter swirls and banana slices, topped with a crunch peanut butter cereal coating!
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Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 8 Slices King's Hawaiian Bread or Texas Toast
  • ½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Medium Bananas, sliced in ½ inch pieces
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Peanut Butter Cereal, crushed (I used Peanut Butter Captain Crunch)
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Coconut or Maple Syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet on medium-high heat on the stovetop.
  2. Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of peanut putter on each of the 4 pieces of sliced bread. Top evenly with the banana slices. Cover with remaining 4 slices of bread to create sandwiches.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Place each sandwich in the bowl to soak up the custard mixture for 10 seconds on each side. Next, dip the custard soaked french toast into the bowl of crushed peanut butter cereal. Coat each side well.
  4. Add butter to the preheated skillet.
  5. Cook each sandwich for 2-4 minutes on each side.
  6. Serve with warmed syrup and extra peanut butter for spreading.

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  1. says

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, Mariah! And this really does look like the best french toast! I am so loving that you used King’s Hawaiian Bread and peanut butter cereal in here. So creative! I wish I could just reach right through my screen and grab a piece. Pinned!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      This french toast is seriously our favorite. I am such a sucker for King’s Hawaiian Bread!
      Thanks for pinning Gayle!

  2. says

    Aww your Mother’s Day sounds so fun, Mariah! And you know what? NOW I know exactly what was missing on my brunch table yesterday: THIS french toast! Oh. My. Gawsh. All that oozy peanut butter goodness and the waterfall of syrup is making me swoon! I’ve gotta try this asap. πŸ™‚

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      You MUST try it! You will fall in love with peanut butter all over again! It is so good! And by all means, don’t skip the Hawaiian bread πŸ˜‰

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      I am such a peanut butter lover! I eat it right out of the jar. lol
      Have a great week Krista!

  3. says

    This really does look like the best! I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Never thought about a french toast though. I’m going to have to try it!

  4. says

    French toast should just always be done on Hawaiian bread. And why did I not know that Peanut Butter Captain Crunch existed. Game changer.

    What is this Hawaiian place you go to? I wanna try. I go to Rutt’s in Culver City, but always looking for other options. Yay for Baby Stella being dedicated! What a great weekend for it πŸ™‚

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      It is SOOOOO good.
      It’s called Stack’s and it is in Dana Point. But there is also one in Mission Viejo. They originated in Honolulu and the food is SOOOO good. Their fried rice is also on point!
      You gotta try it!

  5. says

    I absolutely love french toast, especially when it’s stuffed with all kinds of good stuff! This looks incredible! I love King’s Hawaiian bread, so this wouldn’t last long around me πŸ˜‰

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      It NEVER lasts long in our house. The minute I finished this shoot you best believe Stella and I devoured that whole plate. No shame lol

  6. says

    Mariah – I am absolutely with you on the breakfast / brunch train. Usually during the weekdays, I have fruit or yogurt for breakfast but when Saturday rolls around there are pancakes, eggs, and turkey bacon. πŸ™‚ You seem so joyful with Stella in your life. Cherish every moment. πŸ™‚

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Thanks Erin! I hope you had a great weekend too!
      And I am all about turkey bacon too πŸ˜‰

  7. says

    Oh my gosh, ever since I saw this on Instagram yesterday I’ve been dreaming about it. Mariah, you’re doing strange things to my foodie brain here πŸ˜€ And how sweet does Stella look in that picture?! You’re such a gorgeous family!

    I can so relate to the pregnancy problems – food was my major struggle but for other reasons than yours. I made crunchy French Toast so many times and even though my husband now claims he had to run to the store way too often for it – I know he was just happy I wanted food! But isn’t the beauty of all the struggles that we know what we did it for in the end?!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Thanks Nora! You are so sweet.
      Pregnancy and motherhood are such crazy adventures. You give so much of yourself but to me it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. It was worth every second of pain.
      Wish you lived closer friend so our daughters could play!

  8. says

    So glad you had a great Mother’s Day. I enjoyed mine just as much. This french toast sounds amazing. I’ve been meaning to make some for a while now, maybe we’ll have some breakfast for dinner tomorrow.

  9. says

    So glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! This french toast is seriously EVERYTHING! I love that is stuffed to the gills AND made with one of my favorite breads, king’s hawaiian. Geniusness is happening here, for sure!! I NEED this in my life. Today. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Cheers!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      King’s Hawaiian is one of my favorite breads too. I am seriously addicted to that stuff. Those little dinner rolls are dangerous around me lol

  10. says

    Girl. I am DROOLING over this. Like already showed the hubs and told him this was a must one we are back from Key West! Or heck. even make in while in Key West since we will be staying at condo and able to make our own meals. I think everyone would think I was the best travel mate ever if I woke them up with this dreamy brunch! And with that, I am sold!

    PS…totally in awe of your story! I love hearing your sappiness since I am venturing down the same road πŸ™‚

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      First off I am SO jealous of your vacation!
      If you make it, let me know! It is SOOO yummy!
      Aw thanks! I am so excited for you to be on this journey with me! I can’t wait for baby Aiden to be here!

  11. says

    Dear Mariah, What a magnificent dish! Your french toast looks so good…I love the peanut butter between each layer. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

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