Creamy banana French toast casserole
Whole wheat bread
12 slice(s), or oatmeal bread, cut into quarters (about 1 oz per slice)
2% reduced fat milk
4 oz, (1/3-less-fat cream cheese)
4 medium, ripe, divided
Fresh lemon juice
Powdered sugar (icing sugar)
- 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.
- 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).
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 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.
- Serving size: 1 piece