This is a fairly simple and delicious way to start the day. I first had it at Ricky’s café in the Banglamphu area of Bangkok, a brilliant little spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch.


1 or 2 very ripe bananas
4 slices of bread (I used black sesame bread from Tops)
3 eggs
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Mush the banana(s) in a bowl and add the cinnamon to the mixture. Spread the mixture on the slices of bread.

Lightly beat the eggs in a plate or dish and add the pinch of salt.

Spray some cooking spray onto a griddle pan and heat the pan over a moderately high heat. Cover the slices of bread with the egg mixture and quickly fry them in the pan. Serve with some fresh fruit and any other condiments you deem necessary, I served it with lychee jam.

Suggestions for banana French toast:
– Alexander always suggests adding a splash of orange juice or dark rum to the egg mixture for some tropical flavor- unfortunately I had neither in the kitchen the day I made this.
– if you are a real sweet tooth you may consider adding a little soft brown sugar to the banana mixture
– another variation I tried was making peanut butter and banana sandwiches, covering it with the egg mixture and then cook. Extremely yummy!