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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

Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast

5 from 2 votes
9
Cals:295
Protein:10.5
Carbs:59
Fat:5
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 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Chill Time: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 50 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice with bananas

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition

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

Categories:

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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79 comments on “Bananas Foster Topped Overnight French Toast”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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
    Thanks

    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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!! : )

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

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    Stephylynn02

    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!

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

  12. 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!!

  13. @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 🙂