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Banana French Toast Bake

 Banana French Toast Bake
Hamburger buns and bananas come together in this whimsical, make-ahead dish the whole family will love. It's the ultimate breakfast for dinner. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + standing


  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Cut buns into 1-in. cubes; place half in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish
  • coated with cooking spray. Cut cream cheese into 3/4-in. cubes;
  • place over buns. Top with bananas and remaining bun cubes.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, sugar, syrup and cinnamon; mix
  • well. Pour over bun mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake
  • at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or
  • until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand
  • for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 341 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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