Baked Banana French Toast

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Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three years go by before I have it again. Such a shame because it’s so good and gives me a reason to eat syrup.

I have been craving it for several weeks now, so I thought I would make baked french toast.

These were so fun and easy. I love how cute they came out served in individual dishes.

You can have them whipped up in a snap and save them for later to serve.

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Cut 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices of French Bread.

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Mine were somewhere in between so that I could fit three pieces into these cute little dishes I had.

And I’m so sorry. I have absolutely no idea where I bought them.

Marshall’s and TJ Maxx always have cute little dishes on sale though. Maybe it was there.

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Eggs. Milk. Cream. Off to a good start.

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Sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Even better.

Whisk it all together until blended.

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And then dip your bread slices in the mixture and soak up all that goodness.

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Place three slices of coated bread in each dish.

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And stuff a couple of bananas in between each slice.

But first coat the bananas in the same mixture and then dip them in brown sugar.

Oh yeah!

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Stuffed. Next time, I’ll stuff two on each side instead of one.

Let the dishes chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

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When your ready to bake, mix a little brown sugar and butter and sprinkle on top.

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When they are done, you’ll end up with these baked banana bread beauties.

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Just sprinkle some powdered sugar on. Some sugar? … or a lot.

I lean towards a lot.

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Pour maple syrup on top and you are good to go.

Yum! Yum!

Baked Banana French Toast Cups

1 small loaf french bread
4 eggs
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large banana
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup

  • Coat six 4 oz. ramekins with non-stick spray.
  • Cut french bread into 18 slices. Cut them about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. Make sure three will fit in each dish easily.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until blended.
  • Place sliced bread in bowl to coat.
  • Place three slices of bread into each dish.
  • Cut banana into 12 or more slices. Coat slices with mixture and then dip coated bananas in 2 tablespoons brown sugar and stuff in between bread.
  • Transfer dishes to a baking sheet. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  • When you are ready to bake, mix together remaining 4 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter and sprinkle over bread.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • Enjoy warm with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
  • Makes six.

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Enjoy!

And just curious, which way do you lean with your syrup?

Waffles? Pancakes? or French Toast?