Paleo Banana Bread French Toast

I have a new rule about weekends: they’re not over until I’m back in my spiny office chair. Which means that technically Monday mornings are still the weekend, and my brain is definitely still on vacation. We only get so many weekends, right? Seize them! Use them! Make the most of those precious hours. 

What’s that you say? Your Monday mornings are too busy for this sort of fare? What if I told you this stack of Paleo Banana Bread French Toast came together in 10 minutes? Yup. When you bake a loaf of grain-free banana bread the night before, making French Toast in the morning becomes easy as pie. Just slice, soak, and cook.  

This is what the beginning of a good week looks like. When Mondays start like this, there is really no reason to stress. So go ahead. Join me. Let your brain stay on vacation just a bit longer. I don’t think you’ll regret it. In fact, you might start looking forward to your Monday mornings. 

Paleo Banana Bread French Toast

Makes 4 slices, serves 2 


4 slices Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Nibs, about 1-inch thick 

1 egg 

1/4 cup coconut milk 

1/4 teaspoon vanilla 

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 

Butter, for cooking and serving 

Maple syrup, for serving (optional) 


1. In a smal bowl, whisk together the egg, coconut milk, vanilla and spices until fully combined. Pour mixture into a flat rimmed plate or container.  

2. Lie the sliced bread in a single layer on the plate so that it soaks up the egg mixture. While it soaks, heat a pat of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Flip the bread slices over, allowing the other side to soak up the more of the egg mixture. There may be leftover egg mixture in the end.  

3. When the skillet is hot, swirl the butter around the pan to coat the surface, and then place each slice of bread down flatly. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, until bottoms become golden begin to crisp. Use a spatula to flip each slice, and cook for an addition 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and serve hot with a pat of butter and a drizzle of syrup.