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Fantastic French Toast

Jan 1st 2018

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

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 70 Minutes
Serves: 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: 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!