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Bananas Foster Topped Overnight French Toast

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Dessert for breakfast? This make-ahead baked French toast casserole topped with Bananas Foster will wow your guests this Easter! Put out some bowls of fresh berries and fruit and your guests wont even know this is a lightened up French Toast.

Plate of french toast with sliced bananas foster toppingBananas Foster Topped Overnight French Toast

Check out my other Lightened Up Crème Brûlée French Toast, my inspiration today’s recipe. I brought this over to my cousin Kat’s for New Years morning and being the dessert queen that she is, decided to make Bananas Foster to top it off! It was so absolutely heavenly that I recreated that day with a lighter version of it.

I tested this out on all my family members and everyone loved it. It’s almost like a bread pudding, you could probably even enjoy this for dessert. Hope you enjoy! You can easily double this recipe for a bigger crowd.
Plate of french toast with sliced bananas foster topping

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Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast

5 from 3 votes
Dessert for breakfast? This make-ahead baked French toast casserole topped with Bananas Fosters will wow your guests this Easter! Put out some bowls of fresh berries and fruit and your guests wont even know this is a lightened up French Toast.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Dessert for breakfast? This make-ahead baked French toast casserole topped with Bananas Fosters will wow your guests this Easter! Put out some bowls of fresh berries and fruit and your guests wont even know this is a lightened up French Toast.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 50 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice with bananas


  • cooking spray
  • 10 oz Challah bread, sliced 1 inch thick (Hawaiian or Brioche would work)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1-1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup agave or white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Meyers rum or rum extract, optional

For the Banana Topping:

  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Meyers rum or 1 tsp rum extract, optional
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, sliced


  • Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg substitute, milk, vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, agave or sugar, salt and rum until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight for best results.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
  • Bake uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile while it's baking, in a large deep sauté pan melt light butter over low heat.
  • Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and rum and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add a few drops of water if needed and let sauce simmer about 2 minutes.
  • Add sliced bananas and remove from heat.
  • Keep covered until french toast comes out of the oven. When french toast is cooked, divide among 8 plates and top with bananas. Enjoy!!

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Serving: 1 slice with bananas, Calories: 295 kcal, Carbohydrates: 59 g, Protein: 10.5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 50 mg, Sodium: 115 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 32 g


Baking dish filled with baked french toast slices
A deep skillet with banana slices cooking in brown sugar sauce
A spoonful of banana slices coated in brown sugar sauce over a saute pan full of banana slices and banana slices and sauce

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81 comments on “Bananas Foster Topped Overnight French Toast”

  1. I served this for Easter brunch and it was a hit! I didn’t tell my crew that it was from Skinnytaste and no one could tell it was a lightened version. I let them serve themselves and the bananas foster topping didn’t go nearly as far as it should have according to the recipe. The casserole is very tasty in its own right, but the banana topping really takes this to the next level. Highly recommended.

  2. ❤️ I make this every year for our Easter Brunch. My family loves it.
    The Grandchildren look forward to it every year.

  3. This is CRAZY good. I made this for my husbands birthday. He is trying to lose weight but loves French toast casserole.  I found this recipe so he could enjoy without too much guilt. It was a hit!  We all loved it and will become a regular regardless of diet or not. It definitely tastes like a non-diet food!  Oh, I didn’t add the rum, as we’re not rum drinkers and it was still awesome!

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  5. This looks delicious and I plan on making it Christmas morning! Question: do you think it would work if I cut the bread into cubes instead of leaving whole slices?

  6. This looks amazing! Is this recipe able to double in the same pan, or should I make two separately for better results? I plan to serve it to a crowd on Easter this year.

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    Carol Hubbard

    For the Bananas Foster topping, one TBL. butter was not enough. I used 4 Tbl. unsalted butter & thought it a good consistency.

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    Staci @ StaciEatsTheWorld

    I made this for Sunday breakfast and my fiance and I really enjoyed it! I had to chase him away from the leftovers or he would have eaten it all in one sitting. As a note, I cannot get liquid egg substitute in South Africa so used one cup of egg whites.

  9. God! You need your own cooking show if you don't have one.

    Thank you for posting all of these recipes! I can cook guilt free and enjoy 🙂

  10. This recipe sounds great.. but I'm not big on banana's, do you think would turn out ok with pineapple?

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    Avery and Nathan

    Made this Christmas morning and Oh.My.Word. We all decided it's our new Christmas morning tradition! Had been looking up lots of decadent recipes and they were all just over the top fattening, so thought I'd look for a skinny sub just in case you had something and you, of course, did not disappoint! Love this!

  12. Yum, must try this… I'd be the one trying to fit some unsalted peanut butter in there somewhere <3

  13. This is a delicious recipe. It is still light but tastes as good as any typical heavy breakfast. My family loved it!

  14. I couldnt find the Challah either. I know I have seen it before but the one particular place I was had never heard of it, so I had to get the Hawaiian. I'm wondering how much that will affect the calorie count? I'm sure it will be delicious. It's going in the oven tomorrow morning.

  15. Amazing recipe. I bet it would be really good with apples in place of bananas. The topping reminded me of cracker barrel fried apples.

  16. Im just curious where you ladies live that couldnt find the challah..Im Jewish and live in NYC so you can get it really at any store or bakery.So to me it's so interesting that you cant get it

    1. I'm in Texas near Houston and it's harder to find here. Not impossible (our larger HEB grocery store bakeries usually have some) but definitely not sold at every store or bakery!

  17. This was awesome, you are awesome… thank you for your work. You make it soo easy to be on WW. I have a husband who looks at a big mac and loses weight, while I run marathons and gain weight. Its time for you to get a show on food network, a shoe deal, and run for congress. I'm a fan!

  18. Challah bread is kosher and meant for Shabbat dinners on Friday night for practicing Jews! But every other day it is a sweet and fluffy bread that pairs great with anything especially honey! Can't wait to try this recipe, you had me at the bread!!! : )

  19. This recipe is FABULOUS!!! Made it with some light raisin bread too! Making more today!!! Thank you!! :o)

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    I just wanted to say I made this on Christmas morn and it was a hit! We all loved it! And yes we reheated it like 2 days later and it was still wonderful 🙂

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    It Is What It Is

    Somehow I missed this recipe when it was originally posted so I am SO glad to see it now. Bananas Foster is my FAVORITE dessert (just had it for NYE). I am going to make this and serve either with NF Frozen Vanilla Yogurt OR FF Cool Whip.

    Not sure if the 1 PointsPlus for just the topping was right but will check it out.

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    jennifer gambino

    Had this today for a special New Year's Eve morning breakfast, and it was fabulous!! Thanks, Gina!

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    Julie Orvis Marcinkiewicz

    I made this to be special Christmas morning breakfast with Brown and Serve turkey sausage (another 3 pp+). Great treat! Yummie. Only hubby and me so I halved. Next text, how will the 3 leftover portions "travel" that is work for a microwaved second breakfast or lunch tomorrow!

  24. Oh My! Made the "banana topping" part of this recipe and served over light vanilla ice cream. Absolutely delicious.

  25. Okay so ?I finally got a chance to make this and my children LOVED IT!! My husband also enjoyed this. I made it as a dessert but next time I will make it for breakfast. YUM!!

  26. @Chef Laur I went to checked all the grocery stores in my area that I am familiar with and no one carried it. I went to my local Kroger and said I have to ask the lady in the bakery what is the deal with this bread. She told me that it's expensive and it sells really slow so she doesn't order it much. But she placed a special order for me. Try asking someone in the bakery to order it. I'm picking my order up tomorrow can't wait to try it 🙂

  27. Found your site by googling a picture for Chicken Parmesan 4 days ago… my lucky day~JackPot!

    This website is so fabulous, I am not a good cook outside of just traditional Mexican cooking, but you have allowed me to explore and try new things!

    My 1 year old little Lucy loved the Mac&Cheese with Spinach and Healthy Chicken Nuggets, even my every so picky 9 year old loved it. Your are 3 for 3, both recipes where a big hit plus I also made the breaded shrimp; first time in my life i've bought shrimp to cook.

    This is next on my list to excited.
    Thank you for making me a good cook! 🙂

    I hope you and your family are blessed many times over.

  28. Omg!! I just died and went to heaven!! Amazing! Usually I like to modify recipes, but this one was perfect as is!

  29. So glad I found your site!! I am going to modify this recipe to cut out all the sugar but I still think it will taste yummy! 🙂

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    John and Cathy Robnik

    I could hardly sleep last night in anticipation for this lushus breakfast. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I had to make a couple of changes 1. cut the recipe in half 2. used sliced french bread. Very good!

  31. I made this for Mother's Day – outstanding as usual! I might make the topping by itself just for ice cream/yogurt. I couldn't find Challah anywhere. After calling my local Panera bread, they made it for me on special order for $2.29. I just had to order it 3-4 days in advance.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    So funny Lau, it's ALWAYS in my supermarket! I think it's Jewish. You can use Hawaiian bread or Brioche.

  33. Hi Gina
    I went to my local grocery store to pick up the Challah bread, and even though I had never heard of this kind before, neither had the bakers! Any other name for it or substitutes?

  34. This was absolutely delicious! It was also very easy; what a blessing for a busy Easter morning! 🙂 Thank you for this one. I agree with an earlier commenter – I'd love to make the bananas foster for a dessert by itself!! I can't believe it's only 1 point. I'll try to figure it out myself to be sure.

  35. Gina,

    I made this recipe for my family, Easter morning and they loved it! The sweet banana topping was unbelievable. My husband and his parents are all on Weight Watchers, so this was a perfect recipe for everyone. I'm adding this recipe to my recipe collection, because I think I'll be requested to make it again. Thank you for making my life a little easier.


  36. I combined all of the nutritional information in Recipe Builder and it worked out to one point per serving. Each serving is an eighth of the total yield, roughly half a banana.

    Though I could be wrong…

  37. This is so awesome!! I made it this morning for Easter breakfast. Think it will be a tradition now. Thanks for all your hard work in making these delicious recipes for those watching our weight that don't want to sacrifice good taste. I tell everyone about your site!!

  38. Gina, I just adapted this using 14 slices of Wonder Smart Wheat in place of the Challah (we have an excess of bread right now!)…Thanks for sharing – I'm so glad I won't be cooking for my father & brother on Easter morning…and I can stay OP!!!

  39. I made your lightened up banana bread and used it as the bread for french toast and topped it with this.. yummmmm 🙂 Thanks for all your great recipes! My family and I LOVE them!!!

  40. Just found your site recently. LOVE IT!!!!! I'm on my 7th week of WW (20 lbs gone!!) and will definitely be trying some of your recipes. Thanks so much!!

  41. Oh my gosh! This looks delicious. Combining 2 of my boyfriend's favorite dessert's together. I'm definitely going to have to make this for him.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Taylor I calculated it all together, great idea though, if I get a chance I will check.

    Glenda, this is lightened up, as long as it fits into your points for the day your good! I really posted this for Easter. This is not something I would eat every day.

    Use egg whites in place of egg substitute.

    You are going to love this!

  43. Amazing! My friend's birthday is next week, and he loves bananas foster. I think I will need to make this the morning after his party.

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    Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures

    wow…I never thought that the creme brulee french toast could get better…I was wrong! 🙂

  45. This sounds so wonderful. I love baked french toast for breakfast. The creme brulee recipe sounds great too! I usually make one with blueberries and orange juice but I can't wait to try this! Thank you! 🙂

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    wow…looks so naughty but good! A lightened up Bananas Foster French Toast, I've got to try this one!

  47. OMG!! Wish I wasn't fat!! I'd be eating this today:( I will print and give to family though in case they wanna make it. Not my fault if somebody else makes it right?

  48. This looks so good! Do you know what the banana topping would be just by itself? I would put this on anything, like pancakes or oatmeal. 🙂

  49. Ahhhhh, you're killing me (in a good way)!!! This looks ssoooo YUMMY!!!! I have made the french toast before and LOVED it…. ate it for all three meals that day… hahaha!!! Now, I am sitting at work praying my Panera's has Challah bread when I get off work!!!