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Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Yield 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 16 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 4 large bananas, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup warm maple syrup, for serving

Nutrition Information

  • calories 416
  • fat 17 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 59 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 192 mg
  • sodium 331 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Lay 8 slices of bread on a work surface and spread 1 side of each with cream cheese. Top each with slightly overlapping banana slices. Cover with remaining bread to make sandwiches.

  2. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Meanwhile, in a large, shallow bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla and salt with a fork. Dip 4 sandwiches into egg mixture to soak both sides, about 5 seconds. Lay sandwiches in skillet and cook, turning until browned, about 5 minutes one side, 3 minutes other side. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. When done, transfer to oven racks; do not stack. Serve hot with warm maple syrup.