Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast

This recipe is great for brunches, get-togethers, or lazy weekends. Light prep work the night before allows you to present a polished dish that only looks like you spent hours getting it ready. It’s a classic french toast with an elegant twist.



  • 8 slices bread, day-old bread works best
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup


  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 bananas, ripe but not brown
  • Hazelnut spread, if desired
  • Chopped hazelnuts, if desired


The night before

  1. Lightly grease a large casserole dish and arrange bread slices evenly on the bottom.
  2. Gently whisk eggs, milk, and ½ cup maple syrup. Evenly pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Bake bread slices, uncovered, for 30 –35 minutes. The edges should be a golden brown.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the remaining maple syrup stirring constantly until warm. Add rum extract.
  3. Slice bananas length-wise and place them on top of toast slices. Top with chopped hazelnuts and spread, if desired. Drizzle syrup and enjoy.