Recipe courtesy of The Neelys
French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas
Total:
45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 panini
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 panini
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, orange juice, vanilla, cognac, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

Place the bread in 2 shallow baking dishes in a single layer. Pour the egg mixture over the bread; let soak for 10 minutes.

While the bread is soaking, preheat a grill to medium. Place a flat cast-iron skillet on the grill. Brush the bananas with the melted butter; cook in the skillet until they are browned on all sides and beginning to release their juices, about 3 minutes. Use a spatula to transfer the bananas to a plate, then wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel. When the bananas are cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Remove a piece of bread from the egg mixture, allowing the excess to drip off. Place on a cutting board, top with four or five banana slices, then cover with another piece of bread. Brush the skillet on the grill lightly with vegetable oil. Add the sandwich to the pan; place a grill press or heavy pan over the sandwich to weigh it down. Cook until the bread is nicely toasted and golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip, press and cook on the other side until golden. Keep warm; repeat with the remaining bread and bananas, adding more oil as needed. Transfer the panini to plates and slice in half diagonally; top with confectioners' sugar and plenty of maple syrup.

Photograph by Miki Duisterhof

More from:

Breakfast

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Breakfast Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of Mama Lolly's Vegetarian Cafe

Breakfast Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Cyleen Friman

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

French Toast Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Breakfast Sausage

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Challah French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Stuffed French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Jack's Outback Restaurant

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Giada at Home

          10am | 9c

          Giada at Home

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Giada at Home

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          11:30am | 10:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

          8pm | 7c

          Burgers, Brew & 'Que

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking