Surrey's Cafe - Bananas Foster French Toast

"YUMMMY! featured on Guy's diner's drive-ins and dives, a decadent and delicious french toast from Surrey's cafe in New Orleans..the right city for a bananas foster recipe! I edited the recipe to take into account 2blue's suggestions"
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  • Bananas foster mix: Add all ingredients except 1 banana and thoroughly mix with the hand held blender until it is well combined and uniform.
  • Batter: Whip eggs and sugar with a whisk. Add vanilla and whisk until sugar has completely dissolved. Continue to whisk while adding the half-and-half.
  • Sauce: In a hot pot over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar with the vanilla. Wait until butter is completely melted. Remove pan from the heat, add the rum and ignite with a long kitchen match. When the flames die down, add the cream immediately and whisk vigorously until sauce is completely smooth.
  • Assembly: Heat some oil in a large saute pan. Stuff 4 quarters of hinged French bread, with the reserved sliced banana, and top with the cream cheese stuffing. Slice the 4 portions of filled bread into 4 diagonal pieces, dip into the batter and pan-fry on all sides until golden brown. Pour the warm rum sauce on a plate. Place the golden pieces of toast on top and garnish with powered sugar.

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  1. diner524
    OMG is this ever rich but oh so yummy!!! I made this for one serving, and as 2Bleu did, worked with the amounts for one serving. I looked at the amounts that are posted on the food network and they are definitely wrong. I used 1/2 banana, 2 tbsp of splenda brown sugar, 2 1/2 oz of cream cheese and 1/4 tsp vanilla for the filling. I used 1 egg, 1/4 tsp vanilla, no sugar and 1/4 cup half and half. For the sauce I used 1 1/2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp brown sugar, splash of vanilla, 2 tbsp rum, 1/4 ounce half and half and I added 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and the remainder of my banana. The filling was enough for at least 2 servings and more likely 3, the amount of batter was also enough for 2-3 and the sauce was perfect amount for one serving. I used two large slices of white bread and just spread the cream cheese mixture on each slice and topped it with banana slices, then fried it in butter and after toasting it, I cut it into 3 pieces. I could only eat 1/2 of mine as it is very rich and filling, but so worth it. Made for 123 Tag!!
  2. Magic U.
    this recepie is really yumy I made it for my family
  3. Poisonesse
    2349 calories? Are y'all out of your minds? That's more than I eat in an entire day!
  4. jackm
    Genius..??? 2300+ calories per serving? Nothing tastes that good,
  5. Kemberly M.
    I made it with a few tweaks (1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar for filling) it was so very yummie!!!! I didn't have plain rum so I had to use Caramel Cinnamon Cream Rum.....worked! I added banana and walnuts for garnish and a fresh whipped cream!! Tried to post of pic but cannot figure out how!


  1. Cheri A.
    Try using raisn bread and mashing up the banana before soaking the bread. xtra good yum. That way every mouthful will really have the banana flavor. That;s also a good way to make banana pancakes.
  2. Kemberly M.
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  3. Kemberly M.
    For the filling I used 4oz cream cheese, 1 banana, 1/3 cup brown sugar and for the sauce, 1 stick of butter (real butter)....garnished with banana slices, walnuts and fresh whipped cream! Didn't have plain rum so I used caramel cinnamon cream run....really good! Will make again for sure!
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  4. Sydney Mike
    For the most part I followed 2Bleu's suggestions on the ingredient amount, omitting some of the sugar, etc, though I did use a rum extract instead of the real stuff! Then, in the end, I used a nutty whole grain bread instead of the French bread (does that make it NOT French toast, I wonder), & the end result was a wonderfully flavorful breakfast, whatever it should be called! Thanks for posting your recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday recipe tag]
  5. swissms
    Excellent! A great special occasion breakfast. I was curious to see how off the original recipe was for the bananas foster mix. It called for 4 cups of brown I started with 1/4 c. brown sugar thinking it may have been a typo rather than a mistake with the serving size reductions. So I mixed together the cream cheese, 2 bananas, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup brown sugar and took a taste taste and the 1/4 cup brown sugar was perfect (and reduces calories). For the batter I used 2% milk in place of the half-and-half and only added 1 T brown sugar. During assembly & cooking, I did have trouble with the filling (bananas foster mix) leaking out the sides. Next time I will refrigerate the filling to firm it up a bit before spreading onto the bread. The bananas foster sauce makes this breakfast very decadent but if your in a hurry, maple syrup would also compliment the filling nicely. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe. We will be making again. Made for Every Day is a Holiday tag.

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