I've literally just spent the past twenty minutes searching my web history for the recipe for this, before realizing there isn't one, as I created it all by myself. High Five. It isn't often I come up with my own recipes, because I'm way too scared it'll go horribly wrong, but this one is an exception. It was bank holiday Sunday and all I wanted was sweet french toast...but without having to leave the house. So I created my own, and it turned out to be the best thing I did that weekend.
Isn't it just dreamy!? French toast, with a cream cheese, honey, pecan, fig, and banana filling. Mmmhmmm! And, it's super quick and easy to make.
Despite it being really easy to make, it should not be taken lightly. It is the perfect Sunday brunch, pure comfort food. It was so huge I could only eat half of it, but it was oh so good.
For the ingredients you will need...
For the bread
Thick crusty bread
A splash of coconut milk
For the filling
A handful of whole pecans
200g Philadelphia Cheese
1 Ripe Banana
2 tablespoons runny honey
A handful of dried or tinned figs
A sprinkling of cinnamon
Apologies for the very vague 'a handful' here and 'a sprinkling' there. I just threw the ingredients in to my liking, so you should probably just do the same. I did use around 200g of cream cheese though.
Anyway, so first you need to make the filling. Put the 200g of Philadelphia Cheese into a large bowl, then throw in a handful of whole pecans, a sprinkling of cinnamon or mixed spice, and 2 tablespoons of runny honey. Mix it all together with a fork. Then cut up a ripe banana into small slices and throw those in, and then also chuck in a handful of dried figs, or do what I do and get some tinned figs. I love tinned figs because they come in juice, the juice is a great addition to the cream cheese filling, so I take about 4-5 figs from the tin, cut them up and then throw them in along with a tablespoon of the juice.
Once you've mixed together your filling, set it to one side and then start on the french toast, aka, eggy bread. First cut up your bread into nice thick slices. I use fresh white crusty bread for eggy bread as it just tastes amazing and is my once-in-a-while treat. Then, put a little butter in a saucepan and place over the hob on a high heat. Crack three eggs into a bowl, and then add a generous splash of coconut milk. Whisk together with a fork, add some cinnamon or mixed spice, and then dip the bread in, making sure it's nice and covered and soaked in the egg mixture. Place into the saucepan and fry each side until golden brown.
When it's ready, place two half-slices on a plate and cover them both in the filling mixture, then place the other two half-slices on top. Ta-da! Done. Easy. Bish, bash, bosh. Enjoy!
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