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Mother's Day Brunch Idea - Bananas Foster French Toast

Posted by on May. 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

by Brianna Beaudry for Cooking.com

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 3h 10m
  • 8 servings

A French toast casserole inspired by the Big Easy with bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon and a hint of rum! So easy and so cream cheesy this breakfast casserole is sure to be everyone’s favorite. We like to serve it with extra bananas and lots of warm maple syrup for maximum enjoyment.

ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pats, plus more for greasing
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced, plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
  • 6 ounces room temperature cream cheese, cut into pats
  • One 16-ounce Italian loaf, sliced, and torn into bite size pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

directions

Butter a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish.



Melt butter in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Once foaming, add bananas and saute until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the 1/3 cup brown sugar and stir until it melts with the butter. Carefully add the rum and let cook for one more minute, until the mixture is thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and cool.



In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, 1/3 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth.



Add half of the bread to the buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle with half of the cream cheese and half of the banana brown sugar sauce. Top with remaining bread and repeat with the remaining sauce and cream cheese. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the top and press down lightly to make sure the bread is absorbing the liquid. Cover tightly with foil, then place in the refrigerator for at least two ours or overnight.



Remove casserole from the refrigerator. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake casserole for 30 minutes, then remove foil and continue to bake for 20 more minutes, until puffed and golden.



Serve topped with powdered sugar, sliced bananas and maple syrup.


Tip: It's perfectly fine to use bread that is on its way to being stale. The dry bread will soak up the milk and eggs easier.

by on May. 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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PrincessAsmommy
by on May. 8, 2015 at 10:59 AM
1 mom liked this

Oh my that looks decadent!

michiganmom116
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2015 at 1:51 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting PrincessAsmommy:

Oh my that looks decadent!

It sure does!

I'll take the rest of the bottle of rum on the side.....

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