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Banana French Toast Bake Recipe
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Banana French Toast Bake Recipe

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

Ingredients

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

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.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut buns into 1-in. cubes; place half in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with cream cheese, bananas and remaining cubed 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.
Originally published as Banana French Toast Bake in Healthy Cooking June/July 2012, p48

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.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"made it for a vacation crowd. after sampling ,all decided to feed it to the gulls. they did not like the bread, and i think adding more cinnamon and banana extract would help. looked great though! I think I will try using raisin bread toast next time"

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Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Because I was in a hurry, I did not let this set overnight. After reading all of the reviews, I am glad I didn't. Since husband didn't like it, I won't be making this again, but adding chocolate chips would definitely be great for this. Since I liked it, I gave it 4 stars."

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. Made it as directed, but might add more cinnamon next time."

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"I've made this several times & have made a few changes.

1. I use French bread instead of the suggested WW buns. If it's fresh bread, I toast the cubes for a couple of minutes in the oven.
2. I roll the cubed cream cheese in sugar (or cinnamon/sugar mixture)
3. I add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract to the liquid mix (& a splash of banana extract when I have that on hand).
4. I add a handful or so of dark chocolate chips between the 2 layers of bread cubes & a few more on top before baking."

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"We thought this recipe was really good! It went together in no time flat and came out of the oven beautiful & delicious, even better as a snack later in the day at room temp. - however I did not use the buns. I had some fresh baked French bread I cubed up tossed with some melted butter and baked till hard and toasty. I wanted the dry bread to really soak up the custard. - when the toasted bread came out of the oven I tossed it with some cinnamon/sugar before it cooled. The bananas were spot on! I'm going next try the recipe with sautéed cinnamon apples! Thanks ToH great recipe!!"

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