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Fantastic French Toast

Bakery-fresh cinnamon swirl bread and bananas are the secret ingredients of this delicious, make-ahead, baked French toast.

Prep Time: Cook time: Total Time: Serves:
15 minutes 55 Minutes 70 Minutes 3-4


  • 8 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • 2 medium bananas, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Optional Ingredients

  • thin-sliced apples or sweetened dried cranberries can be substituted for bananas


1. Place 4 slices of cinnamon swirl bread in a single layer in a buttered, 9-inch square baking dish.

2. Top with sliced bananas and 4 slices of cinnamon swirl bread.

3. Blend together milk, cream cheese, eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla in a blender until smooth.

4. Pour over the cinnamon swirl stack. Let stand for 5 minutes or refrigerate overnight.

5. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the toast mixture is set and toasted. If previously refrigerated, then bake for 50-55 minutes.

7. When done, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.

8. Cut French toast into diagonal halves and remove with a spatula. Dust with powdered sugar or top with pure maple syrup. Enjoy!

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