Banana Praline French Toast Muffins

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From www.foodfanatic.com, by Jocelyn Brubaker
Banana Praline French Toast Muffins

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I sure hope you aren’t tired of seeing banana-related breakfasts and desserts, because this isn’t the last recipe I have to share with you. I should seriously consider changing my blog name to Bonkers for Bananas, because I can’t stop buying the yellow fruit and using it in recipes.

Kind of has a fun ring to it, ya know? Although years of being the BruCrew would be too hard to give up, so the name stays the same.

Just don’t be alarmed when I post a billion and one banana recipes. It could happen. It is a good thing that bananas are one of the cheaper fruits out there. I have a few ripe ones on the counter again, and a bag of frozen bananas just waiting for smoothies or more blueberry banana frozen yogurt. At least bananas never go to waste in our house.

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I wish I could say the same for the crisper drawer in the refrigerator full of veggies and other fruits. That drawer is pretty much a black hole where veggies go to die. I really should stop putting fruit and veggies in there because I tend to forget about them way too quickly.

I think I get inspired to make banana treats all the time because the bananas are visible on the counter. Maybe I should leave the peppers and carrots out on the top shelf of the fridge, so each time I reach in there I see veggies first.

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Who am I kidding? I would probably just make another loaf of carrot coconut bread, instead of keeping the veggies healthy.

These easy banana praline French toast muffins were one of the banana treats that I made the other day. We had some leftover bagels, so I toasted the bagels before soaking them in a banana egg mixture for a little while.

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That mixture got divided between the muffin cups and topped with more pecans before baking them. A drizzle of maple syrup adds the finishing touch to these delicious breakfast treats.

Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I suggest adding bananas and bagels to your shopping list. Your mom would love a few of these banana praline French toast muffins as a special breakfast on her day!

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Ingredients

  • 2 plain bagels, standard size
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana, ripe
  • 1/2 cup pecan bits, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the bagels into bite sized pieces and spread out evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Whisk together the milk, egg, butter, vanilla, sugar, and banana. Stir in the toasted bagel cubes. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes.
  4. Reserve 2 Tablespoons pecan bits. Stir the rest of the pecans into the egg/bagel mixture.
  5. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray. Divide the mixture evenly into 9 muffin cavities. Sprinkle with the reserved pecan bits.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 4-5 minutes. Remove and serve warm with maple syrup.

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