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?

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188 comments on “Baked Banana French Toast”

  1. Wow these look decadent! I actually don’t like syrup – I’d eat these without it

  2. These look so amazing! When I do have syrup, not often, I love it on homemade french toast. I like to add fresh ground nutmeg and also like to make it “stuffed” with cream cheese.

  3. This looks so good! I actually love french toast with just powdered sugar, not too big on syrup. :)

  4. OMGoodness, I’m SO making these!!

  5. Um, fantastic! Definitely a french toast lover here – I don’t mess around with waffles and pancakes if I can avoid it.

    These really look amazing!!

  6. Yummy…will try this recipe soon. I always sprinkle white sugar on French toast. Syrup on pancakes & waffles. My hubby liked syrup on all three. To each his own.

  7. Wow! These look absolutely amazing! :D I can’t wait to make them.

  8. Sounds amazing! Winning combination, to be sure.

  9. Oh my! You’ve outdone yourself yet again, Bakerella.
    I have the urge to make these for breakfast tomorrow morning, but it’ll have to wait until I get back from school though; now I’ll have something to look forward to while I’m falling asleep in class.
    I’m not much of a syrup person, but there are just some days where I just can’t resist drenching my buttermilk pancakes with some sweet maple-y goodness!!!

  10. Oh my wow! I requested French toast for my birthday (which is today! Yay! lol) because the hubs makes the best! But now, I may have to show him this and have him make this!

  11. These look so yummy !
    I like everything with syrup, especially pancakes ! ^^

  12. French toast is my favorite breakfast food! These look absolutely delicious!

  13. I am so going to make these!!! thank you for sharing!! :)

  14. Yum!! Those are so cute. I have a couple of the same square wavy dishes! I got mine at The Great Indoors but I googled “bia cordon bleu wavy ramekin with handles” (that’s the brand that mine are) and a bunch of places came up to buy them from. Here are a couple different sizes available at Bed, Bath & Beyond if anyone is trying to find them: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=122139&RN=0

  15. oh my, oh my how wonderful!! can not wait to make this for my family , or when we have guest visiting. you always amaze me and i LOVE every thing you do!! you inspire the closet backer in me!!

  16. Yum! Anything is good with syrup…I think I would add some crispy bacon pieces in with the bananas after they bake – I love bacon with syrup.

  17. Wow! Anything baked and anything banana is always a winner with me. This looks fantastic!

    Maria xx
    http://www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  18. These look so yummy !! My son would love these… now how to get them to his base in the air force!!

  19. Oooohh looks so yummy! I love french toast and bananas, too. I will definitely try that very soon. I have those same cute dishes from SUR LA TABLE, they’re always 40% off (basic white ramekins) so you can get one for less than $3! Thanks for sharing an easy breakfast recipe!

  20. Died and gone to heaven. Delicious!

  21. I’m always slapping together some good old French Toast becuse it’s just so easy and yummy to make. However, mine have never been quite this fancy. What a great idea for making them look as good as they taste!
    Another trick I’ve seen for using bananas in French Toast is to mash it up first, add some nuts of your choice, and then spoon some between two large batter soaked slices of bread before frying them in a pan with butter. Leave a little space around the edges of the bread so the banana mixture won’t come out. This is a good idea for anyone who doesn’t have fancy little dishes like those. Either way, it’s bound to be fantastic.
    Lots of love to you, Bakerella <3

  22. I must have syrup on my pancakes and french toast but NEVER on my waffles. That is due to a very unfortunate incident involving a hotel breakfast, a plane ride over the Grand Canyon and some British tourists….LONG STORY! Never on the waffles.

  23. yuummo! =) thanks for sharing mother (cakepops)! I love lots of syrups on my pancake but havent tried syrup on french toast this could be my first one! =) thanks heaps!

  24. Belgian style waffles and it has to be real maple syrup!

  25. Very nice idea ! … Even if it is a curious way to eat french bread for french people … We prefer it more crusty with butter and jam …

  26. Looks just fantastic! :-)

  27. I’ve never tried baking french toast before. Wonderful idea. I might give it a try this weekend. It’s always great to find ways where I don’t have to cook with too much butter! Thanks :)

  28. Looks great! Will be testing this recipe soon! :)

  29. Oh my God!. This looks soooooo yummy.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love anything which goes with canelle, bread, creams, whatever.
    Love from Spain
    Marialuisa

  30. Oh my, these look like they’d taste heavenly! Gorgeous photography and delicious idea, Angie! Pancakes for me, btw.

  31. Oh my! I am trying to get back to healthier eating, so I will have to alter this to make it more nutritious (or at least less fattening). It’s too bad, because barring the syrup and powdered sugar it looks completely delicious!

  32. Not only are these adorable individual servings, but this french toast sounds fabulous!

  33. Looks yummy! I’d call this more of a “bread and butter pudding” (without the butter lol) than french toast?

    My syrup leanings? Can never have too much!

  34. I amassing these to my brunch recipes…may added walnuts or pecans for some crunch too! Thanks Bakerella, u r amazing!!!!,

  35. BTW, I am Canadian…syrup with everything!

  36. Wow these look so cute and amazing. I love good maple syrup and use a touch of it when roasting root vegetables. I don’t eat FT, waffles or pancakes much…gluten intolerant…but I would make these for in a second for an impressive brunch dish…thanks!

  37. darn it all, too many yummy things and so little time!

  38. Those look divine! Can’t wait to try them! I am a crazy girl, I like maple syrup on my sausage!! :)

  39. Peanut butter and syrup on waffles. Yum!

  40. WOW!! That looks amazing!

  41. My syrup? On all of the above. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day and these cute french toast cups look delish! So simple. Can’t wait to try them!

  42. I must try this for my grandsons, looks so good.
    Do you have a friendly print button? Just a small pic and the recipe, i cannot print the whole picture series, way to much ink
    thanx

  43. OMG they are gorgeous. That is such a clever idea, a cross between bread & butter pudding and french toast. Will have to give it a go.

  44. All of the above lol. I love syryp on everything, as long as it’s Lyle’s Golden Syrup. It has to be rich and thick. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe ~ will be trying them out for Sunday brunch!

  45. have you tried the peanut butter french toast at Highland Bakery? DO IT!

  46. I’m a French toast girl and these are right up my alley! Reminds me of bananas Foster a little bit, too!

  47. French Toast is my absolute favorite!

  48. Waffles..but i may have to change that! These look like some awesome comfort food!

  49. Perfect for a special occasion or to impress the mother-in-law. :)

  50. I try to make baked french toast on special occasions but it never comes out to my liking. This recipe looks like something I can do and delicious!!!!! I try to avoid syrup but I do like it on my sourdough french toast. Yummy!

  51. That looks AMAZING. I know what my little fam is getting for V-Day breakfast! I LOVE French toast, and waffles are a close second! The kids generally prefer pancakes, but the boys will eat their weight and then some of whatever is in front of them.

  52. YUMMY!!! I like mine on chocolate chip banana whole wheat waffles!

  53. Love these! And now I have an excuse to go buy individual little pots to make these in.

  54. Will definitely have to try these this weekend. I love bananas integrated into breakfast. Have to go with 100% pure maple syrup…from Vermont preferably :)

  55. Syrup on all three – pancakes, waffles and french toast! YUM!

  56. I’ve literally been sitting here for the last 10 minutes, trying to figure out with item in the mighty Breakfast Carb Trifecta I enjoy the most. Toughest question I’ve pondered in a long, long time.

  57. Why stop at waffles, french toast and pancakes!?!?!
    I’m crazy like that and like my maple syrup on my eggs (unintentional/indirect from run-age) and on my chicken apple sausage (intentional).
    I also like my maple syrup hardened into candy, like my Christmas must-have, Coombs Family Farms 100% Maple Syrup candy…so, so good!

  58. YUMMY!!! These look absolutely amazing! Banana, cinnamon, syrup, brown sugar how can one go wrong? Syrup with pancakes, waffles, French toast AND crepes….. Yes please!

  59. These look adorable; love the dishes; love bananas; love baked french toast. This is awesome.

  60. I will have to try for sure ! They look yummy! Thanks for sharing Bakerella! Xo

  61. Bakerella-

    these look amazing!!!! One major problem. I hate bananas. do you think i could leave it out or sub another fruit in.

    xoxo

  62. Those look great-not a banana fan, but I love a good french toast-with lots of syrup :D

  63. This looks amazing!! My kids always want me to make something new for breakfast, I think they will love this! As far as syrup goes, I’m definitely all about the french toast. I like fruit syrups with mine, like boysenberry or wild blackberry. Yummy. Thanks for the recipes!

  64. That looks more than divine!

    I love french toast for something quick but I love a good pancake. Not much of a waffle girl. You slather some IHOP butter pecan syrup or Michelle’s Butter Pecan syrup on top and I’m good to go baby!

  65. I absolutely LOVE french toast. It is my favorite meal. If I were dying, that’d be my last request! I just posted one on Sunday on my blog with apples and craisins, but this one looks AMAZING too!! I am going to try it!!
    Jen
    http://www.thewholebagofchips.com

  66. YUM! I love French toast too, but like you, never get around to making it much…..don’t know why. I’ve never tried baked. I will have to try that next time I crave it, too.

  67. Yum! Mix some of the brown sugar/butter combo into cream cheese and stuff in with the bananas…and don’t forget the side of bacon!

  68. These look amazing! I must say the individual dishes really make this over the top perfect :)

  69. After the Super Bowl last night, this recipe looks soooo good this morning. Yum!

  70. These look fantastic! What a great idea. This way all the good flavors get baked in!

  71. That presentation is gorrrrgeous! My word! And for mass production, I’m guessing you could use muffin tins … yes?

  72. Wow, I really need to make some french toast! I love it too, but hardly ever make it! These are so cute and look so delicious! With maple syrup, for me! :)

  73. Oh my goodness…these look delicious! This looks so much easier than fryin ’em up! And your recipe sounds delicious! I will have try it soon!

  74. Looks delish!! I LOVE french toast!

  75. With that brown sugar crumble on top, I doubt you’d need the syrup, but who really would say no?? My picky eater daughter would LOVE these! I’ll be making them this weekend. Wish I had the recipe this past Saturday morning.

  76. wow! very impressed and those dishes are so cute! Well i guess baked banana french toast is on my breakfast menu tomorrow!

  77. Bananas IN BETWEEN the bread?! I might never make french toast another way. Love it.

  78. True comfort is crumpets toasted over the embers of a fire topped with butter and golden syrup. The perfect nostalgic return to childhood.

  79. These look amazing…I may put a little peanut butter in with the bananas too for some extra ymminess!!

    I like syrup on waffles, pancakes & french toast – especially if it runs into the bacon on the pate with it also :)

  80. My stomach is growling! I love just the right amount of syrup – not too much & definitely not too little!

  81. My motto: You can never have enough syrup with your pancakes, waffles & french toast. I sometimes put it on my scrambled eggs. Delish.

  82. I love them all and usually leave a big puddle of syrup on my plate so I can dip each bite into it to make sure it has enough! I also LOVE to eat bacon with syrup!!
    YUM!

  83. French toast is in very regular rotation here. So are pancakes ( make a big batch of mix and have it on hand at all times). For that matter, so are Waffles if Insane Greatness (actual name of recipe). I guess we love diner food in this house. And, yes, plenty of butter and syrup.

  84. Wow! Looks good though I don’t like bananas… But that’s fine it looks just as good!!! Umm… I like waffles, homemade not ego, BLAH! Also depends what kind of syrup, I like maple!

  85. I love pancakes! But these look so delicious too :)

  86. So yummy! Love it love it love it!

  87. Yum! That looks so good! I’m definitely a french toast kind of girl. No waffles or pancakes here. :)

  88. Holy cow! This may be new favorite way to eat French toast! Would I be able to freeze it in individual portions after it was baked? If I didn’t eat it all before then?

    Yuuuuuuummmmm!!!

    I do love pancakes and waffles, but I always burn pancakes, so I get them when I eat breakfast out, and I don’t have a waffle iron, so I get frozen waffles on occasion, but French toast is my favorite breakfast (and growing up, it was heaven to make it with Portuguese sweet bread, the kind that came in the big round and golden brown loaf…).

    As for syrup, we grew up with corn syrup as our syrup, but my adult tastes have decided that maple is definitely the way to go. But, on occasion, I’ll heat up some jam or jelly and pour that on instead… and if I have any whipped cream handy, all the better!

    And now, I think I’m making French toast for dinner. The shepherd’s pie can wait until tomorrow…

  89. These look fantastic. . and I’m not even a fan of bananas in anything! I have a question. . I have round ramekins, do you suppose I could slice the bread a bit thinner and stack the slices up (like a tower) instead of horizontally?

  90. Oh man….when it comes to syrup i definitely lean towards French toast!!!! Yay, French toast Internet high five!!!!!!

  91. Ohhh, Bakerella. As always, looks simply adorable and totally delicious! I wouldn’t say no to pancakes, waffles, or French toast, but growing up, I’d say pancakes were my most frequent syrup vehicle. :) And real maple all the way…no Aunt Jemima’s please!

  92. These look spectacular!

  93. I absolutely love baked french toast. I usually do it in one big pan so that it’s easier cleanup, and it’s so easy! Prep the night before, stick it in the fridge, and in the morning, 30 minutes later, you have amazing french toast.

  94. Oh, definitely Waffles! Hey my friend! Except – I don’t really like syrup- instead I lather on the creamy nutty PEANUT BUTTER! Woo Hoo!

  95. mmmmmmmmm! These look lovely! They’d be pretty for valentine’s day with strawberries :)

    Click my name to see my newest post on red velvet cupcakes (georgetown cupcake style) :)

  96. Looks yummy! I like a LOT of syrup. And since the toast is baked it should be considered a health food, right?

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