Easy Recipe for Banana French Toast Bake That’s a Keeper!

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Super Simple, Delicious and Easy Banana French Toast Casserole

We gave this super easy recipe for banana French toast bake a definite five stars!

This can be an overnight French Toast casserole, especially good for when you’re short on time in the mornings, or have a crowd to feed and please.

However, this is quick and simple enough that you can make and eat it for breakfast, or an anytime snack or dessert too. It’s a winner for breakfast on the go too, because no syrup is needed. You have everything you need baked into it in the perfect balance of flavors and textures.

This recipe for banana French toast is an easy crowd-pleaser keeper recipe to make over and over, as is, and/or with some of the many variations you might try.

A Great Use for Ripe Bananas

We love bananas. In fact, not only are bananas the most consumed fruit in the world, but they’re also typically the least expensive fruit.

So when the bananas on hand start to get overripe, we start making and baking this awesome recipe for banana French toast.

We also keep and use the banana peels for some of the many awesome banana peel benefits and uses.

Variations to try for This Easy Recipe for French Toast

Of course, with this — as with most recipes — the variations are practically unlimited. So we’re listing just a few of the many ways we have tried (or intend to try).

Substitutions and/or Additions

You may enjoy experimenting by adding any one or more of these in your favorite combinations.

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pecans (or other favorite nuts)
  • Chocolate chunks or chocolate syrup sprinkled or drizzled over the top (or over the bread before adding the egg)
  • Peanut butter (added to the glaze before adding the bananas)
  • Cream cheese chunks (see our favorite easy blueberry French toast recipe).

Also… check out our video below this recipe.

EASY Baked Banana French Toast Casserole on turquoise dessert plate

Banana French Toast Bake

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We gave this Banana French toast bake a definite 5 stars! A delicious keeper recipe that's an easy crowd pleaser. No syrup needed, you have everything you need baked in.
This makes decent sized servings for 12, and especially if it's a side dish or dessert. Or you can cut it into 8 pieces for bigger appetites and the main entree.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

SWEET BANANA GLAZE

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup maple sugar or sucanat, brown sugar or other favorite
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 bananas sliced

BREAD & EGG BATTER

  • 8 large eggs
  • ¾ cup maple sugar or sucanat, brown sugar or other favorite
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg or substitute with cardamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 loaf french bread (or any crusty bread on hand) cut into 1″ cubes (= about 10 cups)

GARNISH (optional)

  • Dusting of powdered sugar
  • Dollop of whipped cream
  • Drizzle of reserved glaze

Instructions
 

  • PREHEAT oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  • GREASE 9"x13" baking dish on bottom and sides. We use coconut oil
  • CUBE bread into an 8 cup measuring cup (fill to the top for ~10 )cups, crack all the eggs into a large bowl
  • SLICE bananas
  • GLAZE – Over medium-high heat, melt butter and stir in the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Simmer for a couple minutes, then add sliced bananas.
  • WHISK In a large bowl, whisk 8 eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, heavy cream, and milk.
  • ADD cubed bread, and gently stir until all liquid is absorbed.
  • POUR and spread the bread batter into the greased 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) baking dish.
  • SPREAD the seasoned sweet banana glaze evenly over the cubed bread and egg batter.
  • BAKE for ~50 minutes (give or take 5 minutes), until golden brown and slightly crispy around the edges and top.
  • SET – Let Banana French toast bake set for a couple minutes once out of the oven, then cut into 12 even pieces.

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • TOPPING 1- Sprinkle the powdered sugar before cutting, (or omit).
  • TOPPING 2 – If using whipped cream this is best added to each serving once plated.CUT into 12 even pieces Serve with powdered sugar on top.
  • TOPPING 3 – If using whipped cream, you may want to drizzle a few drops of banana glaze drizzle over the dollop of whipped cream.
Keyword Banana French Toast Bake, Easy Banana French Toast, French Toast Casserole, Overnight French Toast
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If you love easy breakfast treats, you’ll also love our most popular easy cheese danish recipe. Also, this recipe for easy 2 ingredient egg banana pancakes.

And after you finish peel all those bananas, you’ll want to know some of the MANY wonderful uses and benefits of banana peels!

Recipe for Banana French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Check out our video below for some of the steps to making this easy crowd-pleasing dish.

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