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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, cubed
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
3 large bananas, sliced
12 slices egg bread or challah (about 3/4 pound)
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, until melted, 30-45 seconds. Stir in brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, allspice and, if desired, pecans. Add bananas; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Arrange bread over top, trimming to fit as necessary. Place remaining ingredients in a blender; process just until blended. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Invert to serve.