Other Favorite Mother's Day Meal Ideas
Start your Mother's Day off right with a delicious meal for mom made with love. We've got some incredibly delicious meal ideas, including this Banana Bread French Toast drizzled in maple syrup, dappled with fresh blueberries, and topped with a dollop of whipped lemon sour cream, the perfect tang to balance all the decadent sweet. Try it with our delicious banana bread recipe (which you can make ahead of time), or you can cheat with your favorite store-bought loaf. (We won't tell Mom.) Banana Bread French Toast 1 loaf banana bread, cut into 2-inch slices (see recipe below) unsalted butter 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of nutmeg 1 cup blueberries zest of 1 lemon 1 cup sour cream maple syrup Directions In a shallow baking dish, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg together. In a small mixing bowl, whip the sour cream with the lemon zest until light and fluffy. Set aside. Heat a frying pan or griddle on medium-high heat. Melt a pat of butter in the pan. Dredge each side of each slice of banana bread in the egg mixture, then place on the hot pan and cook until crusty and brown before flipping over to cook the other side. Remove from heat and top with maple syrup, blueberries, and sour cream. Makes approximately 4 servings. Banana Bread 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 cups ripe, mashed bananas (about 4 large bananas) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup buttermilk Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the mashed bananas and scrape the sides to incorporate any butter that sticks to the sides. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until just incorporated. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg together. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until combined. Finally, stir in the buttermilk until just combined. Prepare two loaf pans with nonstick spray and add the batter. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a knife dipped into the middle comes out mostly clean. Allow to sit for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.