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Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast

French toast gets a tasty twist with the addition of bananas, rum extract and pecans. The use of cinnamon bread is ideal!


  • 8 slices cinnamon bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 6 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Spray bottom of 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread cubes in baking dish.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk and 1/2 cup of the maple syrup with wire whisk. Pour over bread in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover; bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown along edges.
  4. Let stand for 7 to 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 2 cups maple syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until warm. Stir in rum extract.
  6. Sprinkle banana slices and pecans evenly over bread; drizzle with 1 cup of the warmed syrup mixture.
  7. Serve immediately with remaining syrup.
  8. Serve with crisp bacon or sausage.

Prep Time 20 min | Total Time 9 hr 10 min | Servings 8

Rum extract can be found in the baking section of your local grocery store.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving Calories 620 (Calories from Fat 150), % Daily Value Total Fat 17g 17% (Saturated Fat 3g, 3% Trans Fat 0g 0% ), Cholesterol 215mg 215%; Sodium 260mg 260%; Total Carbohydrate 105g 105% (Dietary Fiber 4g 4% Sugars 75g 75% ), Protein 11g 11%

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 20%; Iron 20%

Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 7

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker

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