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Creamy Banana French Toast Casserole

7
Point(s)
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Adding just a little lemon juice not only keeps the bananas from turning dark but it also adds bright flavor to this creamy casserole. Serve with fresh berries if desired.

Ingredients

Whole wheat bread

12 slice(s), or oatmeal bread, cut into quarters (about 1 oz per slice)

Cooking spray

5 spray(s)

2% reduced fat milk

1 cup(s)

Maple syrup

½ cup(s)

Raw egg(s)

6 large

Neufchâtel cheese

4 oz, (1/3-less-fat cream cheese)

Banana(s)

4 medium, ripe, divided

Rum

1 tbsp(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Fresh lemon juice

2 tsp(s)

Ground nutmeg

½ tsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

3 tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Coat a 13- X 9-in baking dish with cooking spray; stand bread quarters up in prepared dish so it lines the sides and bottom in a single layer.Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place milk, syrup, eggs, cream cheese, 2 bananas, rum, vanilla, juice, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a blender; process until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour mixture over bread; press bread into egg mixture, making sure it is completely submerged. Cover with foil; chill for 30 minutes (or up to overnight).
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Just before baking, thinly slice remaining 2 bananas; tuck slices in between pieces of bread. Bake, covered with foil, 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake until golden brown and set, about 10 minutes more. Sprinkle top of casserole with powdered sugar; slice into 12 pieces and serve immediately.
  5. Serving size: 1 piece

Notes

SERVING SIZE (1 piece) 234 Cal, 6 g Total Fat, 3 g Sat Fat, 269 mg Sod, 35 g Total Carb, 18 g Sugar, 2 g Added Sugar, 3 g Fib, 9 g Prot.