Banana Split French Toast Recipe

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Banana Split French Toast

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

This sounds totally decadent........which means that my grand kids will probably love it. lol.

This won the first prize by Debbi Bracker, Carl Junction, MO in a contest by the cherrymkt.org.

Rating:
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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

10 oz
maraschino cherries
1 lb
french bread
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 c
miniature semisweet chocolate chips
4
eggs
1/3 c
milk
4 small
ripe bananas, halved lengthwise
2 c
frozen whipped topping (about 2/3 of an 8-oz container), thawed
1/4 c
chopped pecans
maple syrup, warmed

Step-By-Step

1Cut 4 maraschino cherries in half; set aside for garnish. Chop remaining cherries.
2Cut off and discard ends of bread loaf. Slice remaining loaf into 16 (1/2-inch to 3/4-inch) slices.
3Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until creamy.
4By hand, stir in pineapple, chocolate chips and chopped cherries; mix well.
5Spray a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
6Combine eggs and milk in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Dip one side of 1 bread slice into egg mixture. Place on baking pan, dipped side down.
7Gently spread with 1/8 of cream cheese mixture; top with a banana half. Repeat with 7 more slices.
8Dip one side of each of the remaining 8 bread slices in egg mixture. Place, dipped side up, on top of banana.
9Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until tops are light golden brown and centers are set.
10To serve, top each serving with 1/4 cup whipped topping, 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped pecans and 1 reserved cherry half. Serve with maple syrup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American