Recipes and Cooking Banana-Stuffed French Toast 4.0 (12) Add this best French toast recipe to your brunch arsenal--you won't regret it! This Banana-Stuffed French Toast cooks on a sheet pan in the oven so you can enjoy more time with your guests (or preparing a side of scrambled eggs). By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 29, 2012 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 11 mins Total Time: 26 mins Servings: 2 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 1-inch-thick slices French bread ¼ cup mashed ripe banana (1 small banana) 3 tablespoon whipped cream cheese 2 eggs ⅓ cup milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup finely chopped peanuts or pecans 2 tablespoon sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Maple-flavor syrup and/or powdered sugar (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a baking sheet; set aside. Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket horizontally into each French bread slice, cutting from the top crust almost to the bottom crust. In a small bowl stir together banana and cream cheese. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of the banana-cream cheese mixture into each pocket. In a shallow bowl beat together eggs, milk, and vanilla. In a pie plate stir together peanuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Dip the stuffed bread slices into the egg mixture, turning to coat. Dip into the nut mixture, turning to coat. Place the stuffed bread slices on the prepared baking sheet. Bake about 6 minutes or until golden brown. Turn slices over. Bake about 5 minutes more or until golden brown. If desired, serve with maple-flavor syrup and/or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 605 Calories 30g Fat 62g Carbs 26g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 2 Calories 605 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 204mg 68% Sodium 637mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 62g 23% Total Sugars 21g Protein 26g Vitamin C 2.4mg 12% Calcium 131.3mg 10% Iron 3.8mg 21% Potassium 557mg 12% Folate, total 169.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.