Banana-Stuffed French Toast


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).

Banana-Stuffed French Toast
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
26 mins


  • 4 1-inch-thick slices French bread

  • ¼ cup mashed ripe banana (1 small banana)

  • 3 tablespoon whipped cream cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 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)


  1. 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.

  2. In a small bowl stir together banana and cream cheese. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of the banana-cream cheese mixture into each pocket.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

605 Calories
30g Fat
62g Carbs
26g Protein
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.

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