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Banana Cinnamon Toast

How do you get a piece of toast to taste like a warm banana cinnamon roll? We are more than willing to share the secret.

August 6th, 2015

Molly Gilbert

Cinnamon swirl bread is such a treat. I’d eat cinnamon swirl bread any way you give it to me. And if you give it to me dunked in melted butter, topped with bananas, and slathered with extra cinnamon sugar, all melted and gooey and warm, I’d say “Geez Louise” and ask you how you got a piece of toast to taste like a warm banana cinnamon roll. You’d say “Magic!” and I’d say “Genius!” and then we’d high-five. You’re so good at brunch.
4 to six
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 loaf cinnamon swirl bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices (about 8 slices)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with one rack about 4 inches from the broiler and another rack in the centre position.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Serve the banana cinnamon toast warm.

Banana Cinnamon Toast
Molly Gilbert

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