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


  • 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 piece: 341 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 181mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein


  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

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"Made this with Hawaiian bread and served it with powdered sugar sprinkled on it!

It was SO good!"

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"

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."

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."

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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