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Bananas Foster Sandwich

Bananas Foster Sandwich
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The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Megan Weimer of Dollop of Dough.

Breakfast meets dessert with this sandwich-style sweet treat!

If you shop Heinen’s Bakery, you’re familiar with their incredible assortment of breads! From baguettes to round loafs to rolls, their selection is both vast and high quality, but have you discovered Heinen’s brioche bread?

Made from a French recipe and available in a classic sliced loaf, cinnamon raisin sliced loaf and crème cheese swirl loaf, Heinen’s brioche is delectably light and fluffy with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s the perfect addition to sandwiches, French toast… or even a French toast sandwich!

That’s exactly what this recipe is! It features two pieces of Heinen’s brioche bread stuffed with a luxurious bananas foster-inspired filling including a sweet cream cheese blend, caramelized bananas, and walnuts.

Soaked in a milk and egg mixture, cooked until crisp and golden and topped with vanilla ice cream, if you have a sweet tooth in the morning or after dinner, add this recipe to your repertoire.

Bananas Foster Sandwich

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Heinen’s brioche bread is the perfect base for French toast! Cut into extra-thick slices, yet extremely light and fluffy, Heinen’s brioche bread was designed to be used in French toast. Heinen’s classic sliced loaf, cinnamon raisin sliced loaf or crème cheese swirl brioche loaf would all be delicious in this recipe.
  • It doubles as breakfast or dessert. If you opt for sweet over savory foods or breakfast/ brunch, or you’re looking for a unique dessert to serve to guests, you’ve found a winner with this recipe!
  • It’s doesn’t take long to make. From start-to-finish, this recipe can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Bananas Foster Sandwich

Bananas Foster Sandwich


For the Caramelized Bananas

  • 2-3 ripe medium-size bananas
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt

For the Sandwich Filling

  • 4 oz. Heinen's cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Heinen’s walnut halves and pieces

For the Bread

  • ½ cup Heinen’s whole milk
  • 1 large Heinen’s cage free egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. Heinen’s cinnamon
  • 6 slices Heinen’s sliced brioche loaf or crème cheese swirl brioche bread


For the Caramelized Bananas

  1. Slice the bananas into coins about ½-inch thick. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to a medium-size skillet over medium-low heat. Whisk the ingredients together.
  3. Once the mixture is simmering, add the banana coins to the pan in a single layer. Let them cook for 2 minutes before flipping. Cook the second side for 2 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer the bananas to a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Use an electric mixer to mix until fully combined and smooth. Set aside.

For the Sandwich Assembly

  1. Spread a generous amount of the cream cheese filling onto one side of 3 brioche slices.
  2. Arrange an even layer of caramelized bananas on top of the cream cheese filling, sprinkle with walnuts, then top with the remaining brioche slices. Set aside.

For Cooking and Serving the Sandwich

  1. Place a skillet over medium-low heat. Grease with a small pat of butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, egg, vanilla and cinnamon until fully combined.
  3. Quickly dip both sides of each sandwich into the mixture. Don’t leave them in too long or the bread will be soggy.
  4. Place the dipped sandwich into the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Repeat with each sandwich.
  5. Once the sandwiches are done, top with vanilla ice cream, extra caramelized bananas and chopped walnuts. Enjoy!

Bananas Foster Sandwich

Megan Weimer

By Megan Weimer

Megan Weimer is a food photographer, recipe developer and blogger. She focuses on creating easy dessert recipes using wholesome, natural ingredients. Her recipes range from healthy to decadent because life is all about balance.

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