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Banana-Stuffed French Toast with Streusel Topping

 

29

Yield

6

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
¼ cup butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 each bananas
cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds
1 each egg bread
ends trimmed, cut into 6 1-1/2 inch slices
*
2 cups milk
6 large eggs
2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
ground
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping
1 ½ cups almonds
thinly sliced, toasted
¼ cup brown sugar, light
*
¼ cup oats, quick cooking
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 x maple syrup
*

Directions

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.

Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water and stir until sugar dissolves.

Continue stirring until mixture is foamy, about 2 minutes.

Add bananas; cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to small bowl; cool.

(Can be prepared 4 hours ahead.

Cover and chill.)

Preheat oven to 350?F.

Using small sharp knife, cut 2-inch-long slit in 1 side of each bread slice, cutting ¾ of way through bread and creating pocket that leaves 3 sides of bread intact.

Divide banana mixture equally among pockets in bread.

Whisk milk, eggs, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla and ½ cup sugar in large bowl to blend.

Pour into large glass baking dish.

Place bread in egg mixture; let soak 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Place almonds in shallow bowl.

Carefully remove bread from egg mixture and coat both sides with almonds.

Place bread on heavy large baking sheets.

Mix brown sugar, oats, flour and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon in medium bowl.

Add remaining ¼ cup butter and rub in, using fingertips, until moist clumps form.

Sprinkle topping over bread.

Bake French toast until topping is golden brown and filling is hot, about 25 minutes.

Transfer toast to plates.

Serve hot with maple syrup.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 239g (8.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 47956% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 20% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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