two slices of French toast topped with fruit and nuts

Simple Banana Custard French Toast Recipe

Wondering what to do with overripe bananas? Create a frothy custard in your blender with bananas, eggs, a dash of sugar, milk, spices, and vanilla. Soak with Brioche or Challah for the dreamiest French Toast ever.

A blue plate with two slices of crisp bacon, two slices of French toast topped with nuts and banana and berries

How many times have you looked at a bunch of bananas and thought, “I just bought these. How are they going bad already?”

If you’re like me, um, every other week.

What if, instead of freezing for a banana smoothie, baking ultimate banana bread or tossing them in the compost bin, we made a frothy custard with creamy milk, warm spices and vanilla? Soak stale challah or brioche OR my poppy seed bread for the yummiest French toast you’ve ever tried.

A baking dish filled with custard and slices of bread
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Simple Banana Custard French Toast Recipe

3 from 2 votes
Recipe by Meggen Wilson Course: Breakfast, brunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Each serving is two slices.


  • 2-3 very ripe bananas

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 2 TBSP sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

  • 4 large eggs, PLUS 2 egg yolks

  • 1 loaf day old challah or brioche bread, sliced 3/4″ think. Best if left out to get stale.

  • Butter or Cooking spray for the griddle

  • Toppings
  • Warm maple syrup

  • Toasted pecans, chopped

  • Confectioner’s sugar, sifted

  • Sliced bananas

  • Softened butter


  • In a blender combine all ingredients: Bananas through egg yolks until frothy to create a custard.
  • Pour the custard in a shallow baking dish. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F. Set a rimmed baking sheet in the oven.
  • Heat griddle to 350 degrees F. OR a skillet to medium heat. Spray well with baking spray or grease with 1 TBSP of butter.
  • Using cooking tongs, dip sliced bread into custard and coat both sides. Do not soak for more than 20 seconds or bread will become too saturated with liquid. Fry the bread until golden brown and beginning to dry out. Flip and fry the other side. Place “toasted” bread on the rimmed baking sheet in the oven and cover lightly with foil. The custard will continue to set and cook through in the warm oven.
  • Continue with remaining bread slices adding more butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Place French Toast on a platter and prepare toppings such as powdered sugar, chopped pecans, warm syrup, slices of bananas – whatever you prefer.


  • Check out my Instagram account for videos of this dish being prepared.

Make this dish DAIRY FREE by using OAT milk instead of regular milk

A griddle filled with pieces of French toast frying in butter

What else to make with Overripe Bananas:

French toast on a blue plate topped with nuts and fruit

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