Guy Fieri’s classic French toast is the perfect weekend breakfast dish

Guy Fieri has shared dozens of popular recipes over the years. But her Texas French Toast Bananas Foster is one of the Food Network star’s highest rated. This decadent dish is perfect for breakfast or weekend brunch, and it’s surprisingly easy to make.

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French toast is a great dish to make for breakfast or weekend brunch. And on his show, Dinners, drive-ins and divesFieri highlighted different types.

But his take on the classic is unique, as it incorporates big flavors and a sweet hint of liquor. In an episode of his Food Network show, Guys big bitesFieri shares this fan-favorite Texas French Toast Bananas Foster recipe.

“Guy takes French toast up a notch when he beats thick Texan toast into a creamy egg mixture that draws a rich element from orange liqueur,” Food Network describes. “Top golden toast with butterscotch sauce for a hearty breakfast or decadent dessert.

The recipe combines the simplicity of French toast with the gourmet flavors of nourishing bananas. “It’s a dessert soaked in custard, wrapped in bananas and drizzled with caramel with a touch of fire that no one can resist,” Fieri teases.

For Guy Fieri’s Texas French Toast Bananas Foster recipe, he first prepares the custard and sauce

On Guy’s Big Bites, Fieri launches the Texas French Toast Bananas Foster by preparing the pastry cream and sauce. For the pastry cream, he starts by whisking the eggs, milk, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

Fieri notes that the chef can also add nutmeg. And he suggests using high-quality vanilla as it helps enhance the base flavor of the dish.

Once the mixture is whipped, Fieri adds a splash of orange liqueur and mixes again. Those who prefer an alcohol-free version can use a few drops of orange extract in place of the liqueur.

To make the sauce, Fieri adds butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and freshly squeezed orange juice to a saucepan and brings the mixture to a boil. He then briefly removes it from the heat and carefully adds a splash of dark rum and banana cream.

Next steps incorporate bread and banana

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Once the pastry cream and sauce are cooked, Fieri begins to prepare the toast. He dips slices of thick toast in the custard mixture and cooks them in a buttered hot frying pan. The recipe suggests flipping the toast after two minutes and cooking for another two minutes.

When the toast is done, Fieri adds banana slices to his prepared caramel sauce. “I like to put the banana at the end,” he explains. “So they don’t get too soft.”

Fieri arranges the slices of bread upright on a platter. And to finish the dish, he pours the nourishing banana sauce over the French toast. “It’s a dessert or a breakfast”, he thinks. “Or a dessert you eat for breakfast.”

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