Upside-Down Banana-Walnut French Toast

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.

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1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
cup butter or margarine, melted
cup light corn syrup
cup chopped walnuts
medium bananas, sliced
loaf (about 1 lb) sliced unfrosted firm cinnamon bread
large eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
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.
Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 155mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 72g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 42g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.