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french toast recipe without vanilla

Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe Without Vanilla

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe is perfect for brunch or just a simple special breakfast for the family.


Units Scale

1/2 c butter sliced

2/3 c packed brown sugar

1/2 c heavy whipping cream

1 t ground cinnamon

1 t banana extract

1 T rum

5 large bananas, sliced

12 thick slices of challah, brioche, or croissant bread (about 3/4 lb)

1 1/2 c whole milk

4 large eggs

1 1/2 T sugar

1 t banana extract

1 T rum

Powdered sugar and maple syrup


Place butter in a microwave safe 13 x 9 casserole dish and microwave 1 minute at power level 7 while covered to melt butter.

Whisk in brown sugar, heavy cream, cinnamon, banana extract and rum. Stir in sliced bananas and coat well. Spread in the bottom of the baking dish evenly.

Top with slices of thick bread, cut to fit the baking dish.

Mix custard in a medium bowl or a large measuring cup. Combine the milk, whole eggs, sugar, banana extract and rum. Pour evenly over bread. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the bread and press custard into the bread.

Place in refrigerator for 8 hours or up to 24.

When ready to bake, remove from fridge and removed the plastic wrap. Preheat oven to 375. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Top with powdered sugar and drizzle with warm maple syrup to serve.


*Does not include refrigerated time