Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 239 - Kara's Skinnier Bananas Foster French Toast

Oh, yes I did. And after reading this you will, too!

I was in the mood for a sweet and indulgent breakfast, but I didn't want a ton of sugar or fat. I got creative... With the use of turbinado sugar--a.k.a. Sugar in the Raw--I lowered the sugary impact on my diet. Using just a touch of rum I created a rich and intense flavor. It satisfied my want for something indulgent, was just the right size, had one serving of fruit and made me feel like I was being naughty ; )

Kara's Skinnier Bananas Foster French Toast

I made this recipe for one, but simply double your ingredients for a guest.

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cap full of rum
  • 1 whole egg, beaten well
  • 1 slice of reduced calorie whole wheat bread
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1. Peel and slice your bananas as shown, once lengthwise and once cross wise. Beat the egg, vanilla and cinnamon together.

2. Place the butter and turbinado sugar in a small frying pan over medium heat. As the butter melts, stir the sugar and butter together to begin to dissolve.

3. Once the mixture begins to bubble, add bananas to the pan cut side up. Allow to cook for about 1 minute over medium heat.

4. Flip the bananas with a spatula, cut side down. Add the rum. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until the bottoms caramelize and are golden brown. The sauce will have thickened quite a bit.

5. While the bananas are caramelizing and the sauce is reducing, coat each side of the whole wheat bread in the beaten egg mixture and pan fry as any other french toast. (Medium heat in a non-stick frying pan)

6. Top the slice of French toast with the bananas and pour the syrup from the pan over top. No need for any additional butter, syrup or dusting sugar. It's already there : )

7 PointsPlus for Weight Watcher's as prepared--and worth every last point!

This is addicting...


  1. These look divine! I will have to wait a bit to try them, but I will try them!

  2. Breakfast doesn't get much better than that. :)

  3. I'm so impressed by what you're doing on here (and kind of wish I had the courage to do it myself!). Congratulations on all the weight you've lost.

    Oh, and these pancakes look amazing.

  4. This is fabulous! Yum! I love that you made it one serving. I am always looking for good (and healthy) recipes. Also love that it is WW. What do you think of the new changes with the system?

  5. Wow! These look SO good! I'm on a weight loss adventure myself - I've lost 60 lbs!

  6. Omg... wow! And the fact that these are a little healthier makes them even more amazing!

  7. Oooh, look at those bananas :) Looks *delicious* and I love the lightened up factor!

  8. Whoa! Gimme some of that! I've never caramelized bananas before, but I'd love to try this now! Looks delish!

  9. Bah, omg hand me a spoon...stat!

  10. I love that this dish has inspired so much hunger : )


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