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This overnight baked banana French toast is easy to make and delicious with bananas baked in and a touch of brown sugar and pecans crisped on the top.
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5 from 3 votes

Baked banana French toast

An easy overnight soak and quick finish in the morning make this baked banana French toast really easy to make, and the favors make it delicious to enjoy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 522kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ½ tbsp butter approx, a small knob
  • 7 oz brioche 200g, or challah or Portuguese sweet bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk 240ml
  • ½ cup heavy cream 120ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tbsp pecan nuts
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • Rub a baking dish with butter to lightly grease it.
  • Chop bread into chunks around 1-1 ½in/3-4cm across. Put them in the dish.
  • Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and pour over the bread. Toss any pieces that aren't covered in the custard and tuck them in so they form one layer, as far as possible. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, preheat oven to 400F/190C.
  • Peel and slice the banana and tuck the slices in between the bread. Crumble the pecans and mix with the sugar and sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake for around 20 minutes until it's gently crisp on the top and soft but cooked underneath like bread pudding, or another 5-10mins more for a slightly dryer, crisper texture.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 299mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1260IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.5mg