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.
Bananas 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.
Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast
- 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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79 comments on “Bananas Foster Topped Overnight French Toast”
could sugar substitute be used for the white sugar? to cut points?
The egg substitute you used was it powder?
❤️ I make this every year for our Easter Brunch. My family loves it.
The Grandchildren look forward to it every year.
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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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?
Made this for breakfast, I used my weekly points to eat an extra piece.. SOOOOO GOOD!!!!
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.
For the Bananas Foster topping, one TBL. butter was not enough. I used 4 Tbl. unsalted butter & thought it a good consistency.
Had for breakfast this morning and it was delicious!
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.
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 🙂
This recipe sounds great.. but I'm not big on banana's, do you think would turn out ok with pineapple?
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!
Yum, must try this… I'd be the one trying to fit some unsalted peanut butter in there somewhere <3
This is a delicious recipe. It is still light but tastes as good as any typical heavy breakfast. My family loved it!