bananas-foster-french-toastWhether you serve this delicious Betty Crocker French toast recipe for breakfast or for brunch, it is sure to be a winner with family and friends alike!

8 slices cinnamon bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
8 eggs
1 cup milk
2-1/2 cups real maple syrup
1 teaspoon rum extract
6 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 cup chopped pecans

1. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread cubes in baking dish. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk and 1/2 cup of the maple syrup with wire whisk. Pour over bread in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown along edges. Let stand 7 to 10 minutes before serving.

3. Meanwhile, in medium microwaveable bowl, microwave remaining 2 cups maple syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until warm. Stir in rum extract.

4. Sprinkle banana slices and pecans evenly over bread, drizzle with warmed syrup mixture. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.


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