pbj french toast with banana honey whipped cream


Peanut butter and jelly french toasts are made for those special breakfasts. You wouldn't make these french toasts for just anyone. No, no, no, no, no! These are the special kinds of breakfasts were it's someones birthday, you're celebrating an event, or someone special came over to visit. It's that breakfast where you want to share a delicious treat with someone special.


Not only are these french toast a little crispy on the outside, fluffy custard like on the inside, but they also have that very special center of peanut butter and jelly which just adds that extra layer of love and care. And to top it off I paired it with a banana and honey whipped cream that just puts it over the top! Sprinkle on some extra cinnamon and maple syrup and man oh man those special people in you life are going to love you so much more!






INGREDIENTS:

for the french toast:

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of heavy cream

3 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 eggs

5 - 1 inch thick pieces of brioche bread slices

peanut butter

fig jam

1+ tablespoons of butter


banana and honey whipped cream:

1/3 cup of honey

1/2 teaspoon of banana extract

2 teaspoons of honey



INSTRUCTIONS:

for the french toast:

1.) Using a sharp paring knife make a slit on the bottom of the brioche bread leaving half an inch on each side so that the bread is still just one piece.


2.) Spread peanut butter on the inside of the brioche being careful that the bread doesn't split. Repeat with the fig jam until all the brioche bread slices have peanut butter and jam in them.


2.) In a medium sized baking dish mix the milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and eggs until everything is fully combined


3.) Dip each side of the stuffed brioche bread slices for 20-30 seconds in the milk mixture. Repeat until all brioche toasts have been soaked.


4.) In a large skillet, turn the flame to medium and place 1 tablespoon of butter and let melt.


5.) Cook each brioche slices for about 2-3 minutes on each side and if you see that the pan is dry add a little bit more butter!


for the banana and honey whipped cream:

1.) In a medium sized bowl, whip the heavy cream, honey, and banana extract until you get soft peaks


2.) Serve the warm french toasts with banana and honey whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and maple syrup!


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