A few months back I made this oh-too-simple Bananas Foster French Toast when Kristen visited me here in New York. It was the perfect breakfast that seemed more complicated than it actually was. Since then, Kristen has baked it for our family in Miami and I plan to make it for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. I found the recipe here and have to question how "skinny" it is! I recommend you save this recipe because it is sure to become your quick and simple go-to breakfast meal that is sure to impress.
10 oz Challah bread, sliced 1 inch thick (Hawaiian or Brioche would work)
2 large eggs
1 cup egg substitute
1-1/2 cups fat free milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup agave or white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Meyers rum or rum extract (optional)
For the Banana Topping:1 tbsp light butter
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp Meyers rum or 1 tsp rum extract (optional)
4 medium ripe bananas, sliced
DirectionsSpray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg substitute, milk, vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, agave or sugar, salt and rum until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Coverand refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight for best results.
Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
Bake uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 40 to 45 minutes.