Baked Banana French Toast Recipe
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Baked Banana French Toast Recipe

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This easy overnight recipe makes a delightful breakfast or brunch entrée. The flavor is reminiscent of banana pudding, so I’ve also served it for dessert.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups sliced ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 9 cups cubed French bread
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 9 eggs
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 348 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 196mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, toss bananas with lemon juice. Place half of bread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; layer with cream cheese, bananas and remaining bread.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, butter, syrup and cinnamon; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Baked Banana French Toast in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p73

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wolfmommy User ID: 6325648 176835
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"Try it with blueberries. EXCEPTIONAL!"

eyeball4 User ID: 2602555 123817
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"your bananas can't be too ripe or they will be watery."

MMG-J User ID: 1420584 181979
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"This was delicious; we all loved it! I'm planning to make it again for Easter. Since I didn't have a lemon handy, I substituted a little orange juice."

lambasio User ID: 4065974 212176
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I was so excited to make this recipe, but extremely disappointed when my husband and I had our first bite. It was very watery; bananas have a tendency to get watery and this recipe was no exception. The egg part of the dish was not undercooked, which would have been an obvious explanation for the wateriness. The texture was off, and the overall flavor was just awful. So disappointing. I had to throw it all out as it was inedible."

Pearl411 User ID: 96893 190344
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"A real keeper. Yummy!"

margek1 User ID: 6375035 113860
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"it was so good, can still taste it"

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