Make Mom Happy: Gluten-Free Chocolate Bread French Toast With Caramelized Honeyed Bananas

I’m writing a really short post, so that I can get this chocolate bread French toast recipe IMG_3441posted in time for Mother’s Day. In the midst of changing my WordPress.com website to WordPress.org, I’m finding out that teaching myself website technology is more difficult and time consuming than I imagined it would be (and I imagined it would be fairly difficult). As a result of my learning curve, I decided a shorter Mother’s Day post would be better than none at all. When you taste this chocolate bread French toast, you will surely agree that the recipe needs to be made available to people everywhere who love their mothers (or the mothers of their children) who eat gluten-free, and who would love to be served a very special breakfast on a day set aside to honor mothers. I have to make two important points, however, about this recipe. The first is that it is not a recipe for those who suffer from fear of cholesterol, fat, sugar, and rich foods in general. Trust me. Unless you have a true allergy to one or more of the ingredients, use full fat milk, real eggs, and true butter. You will be a joyful person if you do, which leads me to the second point; prepared with the suggested ingredients, this delectably rich, chocolatey, dripping with caramelized honey gluten-free French toast is a perfect diet food. Yes, I’m serious. Once you eat this for breakfast or brunch, you will easily pass the rest of the day without wanting to eat again! See? One meal in the morning, and you are set for the day! The best part of preparing this gluten-free French toast for your mom is that she will feel indulged and special, for sure.

For this recipe, begin with this recipe for gluten-free chocolate yeast bread.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Bread French Toast With Caramelized Honeyed Bananas

Four 1/2 inch pieces of gluten-free chocolate yeast bread
Two eggs, beaten
1/2 Cup whole fat buttermilk (not 2% or 1%, but WHOLE FAT – Borden’s was the
only whole fat buttermilk I can find in stores where I shop)
2 Bananas, sliced
5 Tbls of butter (genuine, whole fat), divided
8 oz Caramelized honey (recipe below)

In a wide, shallow dish, mix together the eggs and buttermilk. Place the bread pieces in the egg / milk mixture and soak thoroughly on both sides of each piece. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter. Add the bananas and sauté until soft, but not brown. Add the caramelized honey to the bananas and saute on low heat until the bananas are well coated. Set aside. Melt the remaining three tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the soaked chocolate bread pieces and cook on each side until the bread is nicely browned and cooked through. Remove the bread from the heat. Divide the bread evenly between two places, and spoon the caramelized honeyed bananas evenly over the French toast pieces.  Serves two. Enjoy : )

Caramelized Honey

8 oz honey

In a heavy pot, cook over medium-high, swirling pan occasionally, until honey darkens and smells almost burn and bubbling begins to slow, about 5-8 minutes.Remove from heat.

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