Courtesy of the Braun family.
Bananas Foster Croissant French Toast with Whipped Cream
Bring equal amounts of water and sugar to boil. Let it boil, swirling pan occasionally until it turns a deep golden brown colour. Spoon circle shapes of the caramel onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let cool completely until hardened.
Whisk together eggs, cream, and cinnamon. Dip each croissant half into mixture and coat well.
Melt some of the butter in a nonstick skillet and pan fry croissants, turning once until golden brown on both sides. Add more butter as necessary and repeat with remaining croissants.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring ½ cup of butter and sugar to a simmer. Add banana halves and rum extract if using, and cook for about two minutes to warm through.
Divide croissants onto 8 plates and spoon banana mixture over top. Dollop each with whipped cream and sprinkle with pecans to serve. Top with caramel crunch to garnish if desired.