Restaurant Recipes: IHOP’s Banana Bread French Toast

Ever wonder how to make your favorite chain restaurant meals at home? Just ask Stephanie Manley of The blogger has been re-creating popular dishes from restaurants across the country since 1995. We recently caught up with Stephanie and she agreed to share four recipes from her latest cookbook,'s Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2, with you. Check out this week's featured favorite, a breakfast classic from IHOP–and let us know what you think!

IHOP's Banana Bread French Toast


Makes 2 servings

2 large eggs, divided

2 tablespoons milk, divided

4 slices banana bread

1 banana, sliced

4 teaspoons butter

4 tablespoons caramel sauce

whipped cream

freshly grated nutmeg (optional)


In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and the milk. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of butter for each slice of banana bread being cooked in the skillet at one time. Dip each slice of banana bread in the egg mixture to coat evenly; flip the slice over to coat the other side. Cook in the hot skillet for about 1 minute on each side. Place 2 cooked slices on each plate and add half the banana slices. Drizzle with caramel sauce and then top with whipped cream and, if desired, a grating of nutmeg.

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