Weekends can be super busy. Between making sure you get that lie in, gym, seeing friends, life admin and other plans there’s not always time to spend whipping up a fancy brunch.
If you’re not here, there and everywhere, sometimes it’s nice to have a lazy morning too, with nothing to worry about apart from what to read or watch, and whether to stay in your pyjamas.
On these occasions, when you still fancy something a little special for brunch, as it is the weekend after all, this French toast recipe is perfect. Baked in 20-25 minutes, with minimal prep time, you can continue getting ready or watching your latest binge-worthy show whilst it cooks.
It feels like a weekend treat, sweet and indulgent, but made with yoghurt instead of cream, it’s actually a healthier alternative to the usual French toast option.
With banana and cinnamon baked inside, it’s packed with flavour and has that cosy autumnal edge to it too. It’s delicious topped with a little extra yoghurt (or in Alex’s case cream) and fresh juicy strawberries.
We enjoyed ours so much that I had to nip downstairs to make another portion for Alex. A whole second portion! Don’t know where he puts it these days.
What do you serve with French toast, waffles or pancakes? Always love to hear new ideas for inspiration!
Baked Yoghurt French Toast with Banana
Simple yet delicious brunch for a busy weekend
- 3 eggs
- 350 g fat free natural yoghurt
- splash milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 6 slices milk roll
- 1 banana sliced
- 120 g strawberries sliced
Grease a medium sized baking dish. Leave to the side. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, 100g of natural yoghurt, milk, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tbsp honey.
Take 3 pieces of the milk roll, soak in the egg mixture and lay in the base of the baking dish. Slice the banana and layer on top.
Take the remaining milk roll, soak in the egg mixture and layer on top of the sliced banana. Sprinkle on the remaining cinnamon and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.
Split the french toast between two dishes, and serve each with half of the remaining yoghurt in a pot on the side and half of the strawberries. Enjoy.