Thursday, April 21, 2011

Banana Fosters French Toast

Came across this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs ( and had to repost it...
It looks delicious!

Love French Toast. Love Bananas.

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.

This was inspired by my Lightened Up Crème Brûlée French Toast. I had brought it to my cousins Kat's for New Years morning and she being the dessert queen that she is decided to make Bananas Fosters to top it off. It was heavenly so I wanted to recreate 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.

Overnight Bananas Fosters French Toast
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8   Serving Size: 1 slice with bananas • Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pts 
Calories: 294.8 • Fat: 4.9 g  Protein: 10.5 g  Carb: 59 g  Fiber: 1.6 g    

  • 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)

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. Coverand 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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