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Banana French Toast Bake Recipe

Banana French Toast Bake Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into 3/4-in. cubes
  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut buns into 1-in. cubes; place half of buns in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with cream cheese, bananas and remaining buns.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, syrup and cinnamon; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 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.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.