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Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole Recipe

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Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole Recipe

If you’re searching for a delightful breakfast or brunch dish that combines the comforting flavors of brown sugar, bananas, and French toast, look no further. This Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole is the perfect fusion of sweet, gooey, and satisfying. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare and can be made ahead for a stress-free morning. Let’s dive into the recipe!

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Ingredients:

For the Casserole:

  • 1 loaf of French bread (about 12 ounces), preferably stale or day-old
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

For the Brown Sugar Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Bread:

  • Slice the French bread into 1-inch cubes. If it’s not already stale, you can leave the cubes out on a baking sheet overnight to dry them out.

2. Assemble the Casserole:

  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and place the cubed bread in it.
  • Layer the sliced bananas over the bread cubes.

3. Prepare the Custard:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until well combined.

4. Pour the Custard:

  • Carefully pour the custard mixture over the bread and bananas. Make sure all the bread cubes are soaked. You may need to press them down a bit to ensure even soaking.

5. Cover and Chill:

  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or, ideally, overnight. This allows the bread to fully absorb the custard mixture.

6. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

7. Make the Brown Sugar Topping:

  • In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cubed unsalted butter, and ground cinnamon. Use a fork or your fingers to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

8. Bake the Casserole:

  • Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and sprinkle the brown sugar topping evenly over the top.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the casserole is set and the top is golden brown.

9. Serve Warm:

  • Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Enjoy your Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole, a delightful breakfast treat that’s sure to become a family favorite. Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or a leisurely weekend brunch, this dish will impress everyone at the table.

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Source: celebratingsweets.com

Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole Recipe

Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
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If you're searching for a delightful breakfast or brunch dish that combines the comforting flavors of brown sugar, bananas, and French toast, look no further. This Brown Sugar Banana French Toast Casserole is the perfect fusion of sweet, gooey, and satisfying. Plus, it's incredibly easy to prepare and can be made ahead for a stress-free morning. Let's dive into the recipe!

Ingredients

Brown sugar banana filling:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • 3 ripe-firm bananas, peeled and sliced

French toast:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, preferably whole or 2%
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • One 15 oz loaf French bread, cut into large cubes (preferably a day or two old)

Topping:

  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • To serve: maple syrup, caramel sauce, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, and/or whipped cream

Instructions

    Brown sugar banana filling:

  • In a skillet set over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Add brown sugar, maple syrup, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth. If there are lumps in your sugar you might need to use a whisk. Once the mixture is smooth, remove from the heat and carefully stir in the bananas. Set aside and cool to room temperature while you prepare the French toast.

French toast preparation (allow time to soak overnight):

  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, half and half, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Grease a 2 ½ or 3 quart casserole dish and place half the bread cubes in the bottom. Spoon half of the banana-brown sugar mixture over the bread. Top with the remaining bread cubes.
  • Pour the custard (egg mixture) evenly over the bread cubes. Lightly press down on the top of the bread to allow the top layer of bread to absorb some of the custard mixture. Spoon the remaining banana-brown sugar mixture over the top of the French toast. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Prepare the topping.

Topping:

  • Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter, and using a spoon, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is evenly distributed and the mixture resembles wet, clumpy sand. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to bake the French toast.

Baking:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove the French toast from the refrigerator (the bread will have absorbed most of the custard). Crumble the topping over the top of the French toast. Bake uncovered for 40-55 minutes, until puffed, golden brown, and set (check that the center is not too wet). Baking time will depend on how deep your casserole dish is and whether you prefer your French toast more well done. Serve immediately with syrup, caramel sauce, whipped cream and/or chopped nuts. Leftovers can be refrigerated.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 8
Amount Per ServingCalories 4945Total Fat 201gSaturated Fat 103gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 86gCholesterol 1871mgSodium 3962mgCarbohydrates 676gFiber 27gSugar 377gProtein 129g

The information contained herein is subject to change.

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