Upside-Down Banana-Walnut French Toast

Everyone wants to have a few great brunch recipes that can be made ahead of time. This is one of them. The flavor of this French toast? Think Bananas Foster—minus the rum.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 10

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
3
medium bananas, sliced
1
loaf (about 1 lb) sliced unfrosted firm cinnamon bread
6
large eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and walnuts until smooth. Gently stir in bananas. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  • 2 Reserve ends of bread for another use because they don't soak up the egg mixture very well. Arrange 2 layers of bread on banana mixture, tearing bread to fit if needed.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over bread. Cover tightly; refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 325°F. Uncover; bake 45 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve portions upside down, spooning sauce from bottom of dish over each serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    155mg
    155%;
    Sodium
    380mg
    380%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    72g
    72%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    42g
    42%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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