August 6th, 2015
Preheat the oven to 350°F with one rack about 4 inches from the broiler and another rack in the centre position.
Place the butter on a sheet pan and put the pan on the centre rack until the butter melts and begins to bubble, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and set it on a heatproof surface (the pan will be very hot). Carefully dip the bread slices in the melted butter, turning each one to coat both sides. Arrange the bread in a single layer on the pan.
Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl to combine. Sprinkle the bread with 1/4 cup of the cinnamon sugar, giving each slice a thin, even dusting. Bake the cinnamon bread on the centre rack until crisp and toasty, about 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Using a spatula, flip the slices of bread. The cinnamon sugar layer will now be on the bottom. Place a layer of sliced banana on each piece of toast, then dust with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
Place the pan under the broiler. Watch it closely: You’re looking for the toast to lightly char at the edges and the cinnamon sugar to bubble and caramelize atop the bananas (it will want to burn), 1 to 3 minutes.
Serve the banana cinnamon toast warm.