Nut Butter-Banana Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Bake

Go ahead and get a head start on your weekend brunch plans by making this stuffed french toast casserole a day ahead of time and baking the morning you'll serve it.

Nut Butter-Banana Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Bake
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 12 ounce 1/2-inch-thick slices brioche bread, halved diagonally (about 20 slices)

  • ½ 8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese or whipped cream cheese

  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon nut butter

  • ¾ cup maple syrup

  • 4 bananas

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ¾ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoon butter


  1. Grease a 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Arrange half of the bread slices in the dish, overlapping as necessary. For filling: In a small bowl whisk together mascarpone, 1/4 cup of the nut butter, and 1/4 cup of the maple syrup until smooth. Spoon evenly over bread in dish. Slice two of the bananas crosswise. Layer over filling. Arrange remaining bread over filling.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, 1/4 cup of the remaining maple syrup, the vanilla, and cinnamon. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread, pressing down bread as you pour. Chill, covered, 2 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake, uncovered, 50 to 65 minutes or until center is set (at least 180°F), covering with foil halfway through baking. Let stand 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, bias-slice remaining two bananas. In a large skillet heat the butter, the remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup, and remaining 1 tablespoon nut butter over medium until bubbly. Add banana slices. Cook 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon warm banana mixture over dish. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

524 Calories
30g Fat
54g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 524
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 519mg 11%
Folate, total 71.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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