Baked Banana Nut French Toast

Baked Banana Nut French Toast

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 3 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 medium bananas - sliced
  • 1 loaf cinnamon swirl bread (white bread will also work) - sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
This was a huge hit at a recent Sunday brunch. I made it the night before and baked it in the morning. I used a loaf of day-old rustic white bread. When it comes out of the oven, the pan is less than impressive. But when you cut a slice and invert it for serving, it looks fantastic. It had loads of banana nut flavor and the brown sugar and butter made an amazing sauce. I will absolutely be making this one again. (This recipe was submitted in 2008. It was tested and photographed in October 2015.)

Baked Banana Nut French Toast

How To Make Baked Banana Nut French Toast

Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with a generous coating of cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup and mix until the texture is like coarse sand. Gently mix in the chopped nuts and banana slices. Spread this mixture over the bottom of the baking pan.

Place two layers of bread slices face down in the baking pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla until well mixed and frothy. Pour this mixture over the bread slices in the baking dish.

Cover and refrigerate for one hour (you can also make the night before and refrigerate overnight).

Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean (good idea to check it at 45 minutes).

Baked Banana Nut French Toast

Additional Cooking Note From Mr Breakfast

This was just as good warmed up later and served for dessert. As you can see, I went a little nuts and made a few servings with ice cream on top. So good!

Baked Banana Nut French Toast

This is an easy breakfast / brunch casserole that's especially good drizzled with real maple syrup and topped with a little whipped cream.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank florida222 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Baked Banana Nut French Toast?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

From jgic
Rating (out of 5):  

Makes the whole house smell like heaven! Fantastic and easy recipe!

Comment submitted: 7/8/2012 (#14145)

From Kristin
Rating (out of 5):  

Awesome, just a little too sweet. Cut back on the corn syrup and sugar a little and it would be perfect.

Comment submitted: 5/10/2010 (#10477)

From DVK
Rating (out of 5):  

I love this recipe! I make it every year for my family's Brunch after Christmas.

Comment submitted: 12/26/2009 (#9299)

From mom of 4
Rating (out of 5):  

If you use white bread, just sprinkle cinnamon over it before you pour the egg mixture. If you have used a glass dish and refrigerated it overnight, put it in the oven before you turn the oven on, so that it wont crack.

Comment submitted: 5/23/2009 (#8157)

From Mindy

This recipe is good but extremely sweet. I will try next time with less sugar and corn syrup.

Comment submitted: 2/19/2009 (#7610)

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