Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast

Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast



  • 1 vanilla bean (or sub 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2/3 cup half & half
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour


  • 4 slices of brioche loaf, thick-cut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted


  • Yield: Approximately 2 servings


  2. Halve the vanilla bean, scrape the seeds then add both pod and seeds to a small sauce pan with the half & half.
  3. Bring to simmer, remove from heat and steep for about 10 minutes to infuse before removing the pod (if you’re using extract, just combine with half & half and bring to simmer, then remove from heat).
  4. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale.
  5. Whisk in the flour until combined.
  6. While continuously whisking, add a bit of the hot milk to the eggs then pour the egg mix back into the pot.
  7. Place over low heat and stir constantly until custard is thick, rich and creamy.
  8. Pour into a bowl then cover the surface directly with cling film to stop a skin from forming.
  9. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until needed.
  11. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, half & half and sugar until frothy.
  12. Dip each slice of bread, both sides, into the egg batter until soaked.
  13. Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick sauté pan.
  14. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and fry each side of the eggy brioche slices until golden browned; set aside. (Finish in oven if needed.)
  16. Sprinkle the banana slices, cut side up, with a little white sugar.
  17. Use torch to melt sugar until golden and bruléed (feel free to torch the other side too if desired.)
  19. Spread patisserie cream thickly on one side of the prepared toast
  20. Layer the torched bananas on top and drizzle Monin Dulce De Leche Sauce over the top of bananas.
  21. Add second slice of toast to create a sandwhich. 
  22. Serve with ice cream and top with extra Monin Dulce De Leche Sauce, if desired.

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Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast