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Banana French Toast Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + standing

Makes

8 servings

Hamburger buns and bananas come together in this whimsical, make-ahead dish the whole family will love. It's the ultimate breakfast for dinner. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Banana French Toast Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut buns into 1-in. cubes; place half in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with cream cheese, bananas and remaining cubed buns.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, syrup and cinnamon; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 341 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 181mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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