Cinnamon French Toast with Carmelized Bananas

This morning, was the first morning in a long time that we didn't have to rush out the door to go do something. We managed to sleep in after a really fun night with some of our favorite CBS couples as Bar Pitti. We have such a great time with our friends Maggie and Chris, Carrie and Jeff, and Kate and Mike that both Tyler and I look forward to our dinners and nights out with this group so much :)

It was such a treat this morning to hang out in our PJs and just relax. I haven't made a big breakfast in a while and decided that cinnamon french toast topped with carmelized bananas sounded delicious. So, here's my recipe...I don't think you will be disappointed!

Ingredients
  • Carmelized Bananas
    • 3-4 bananas sliced
    • 3 1/2 tablespoons of butter
    • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  •  French Toast
    • 1 loaf of french bread or challah bread - My grandmother usually makes french toast with Challah bread, but our grocery store didn't have any. Either works great if you like thicker french toast!
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup of skim milk
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Carmelize the bananas - In a small saucepan, melt the butter and then add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Once the mixture has started to dissolve, add the slice bananas. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally,  until the bananas are warm and cooked. Once cooked, place the banana mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk all of the french toast ingredients (minus the french bread).
  4. In a 9x11 baking dish, lightly coat with cooking spray to prevent the french toast from sticking. Slice the french bread into 1/2 inch pieces.
  5. Dunk each individual piece of french bread into the egg mixture and place in baking dish. I allowed mine to slightly overlap so I could fit more pieces.
  6. Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes or until french toast is slightly browned and crispy. Serve with carmelized banana sauce on top and enjoy!
*Normally, I cook my french toast in a pan; however, I was having issues preventing the french toast from sticking in our stainless steel pan. So, I decided to try cooking it in the oven. It's a lot easier to cook it all at once (and therefore eat together). I think this will be my new method for making french toast going forward :)

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