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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

 Bananas Foster Baked French Toast
Mmm…bananas foster for breakfast! This yummy baked french toast serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine fashion. —L G Nasson, Quincy, Massachusetts
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 12 slices challah or egg bread (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, melt butter in microwave; stir in brown sugar,
  • cream, spices and, if desired, pecans. Add bananas; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange bread over
  • top.
  • Place milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla in a blender; process until
  • blended. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while

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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes. To serve,
  • invert onto a serving platter. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without pecans) equals 658 calories, 31 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 218 mg cholesterol, 584 mg sodium, 84 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.