Banana Caramel French Toast Bake
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Filled with ripe bananas and lots of caramel flavor, this Banana Caramel French Toast Bake is an easy breakfast that makes getting up in the mornings just a little bit easier!
It’s all about the little things in life that make me happy.
A blue sky, warm weather, and a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
Actually, a giant cup of coffee is more like it! I never used to drink it until after I graduated college, and since then, I’ve been hooked. And while I can drink coffee plain (well, cream and sugar are a necessity for me), I much prefer to add in some flavored creamers. It makes the drink even more delicious and fun to sip on.
I love trying out different coffee creamers and often stock up on at least one (or three) a week.
And my go-to creamer of choice has always been BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers. The smooth texture and delicious taste always puts me in a good mood and ready to start the day off right. And with classic flavors like Caramel or The Original Irish Cream, to their specialty ones, such as Vanilla Brown Sugar and Toffee Almond Cream, there’s a flavor for just about everyone to love.
So it only seemed natural that I take one of my favorite BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers and spin it into a unique recipe. After all, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers can flavor just about anything!
And you know what goes along perfectly with some coffee (and BAILEYS®)? Yep you guessed it, this Banana Caramel French Toast Bake.
Filled with ripe bananas, BAILEYS® Caramel Coffee Creamer, and caramel sauce, this Banana Caramel French Toast Bake is an easy breakfast that makes getting up in the mornings just a little bit easier.
And if you like French toast, then you’ll love this simple bake that’s jam-packed with flavor.
French bread pieces are layered with a combination of banana slices and caramel sauce, and topped with a mixture of BAILEYS® Caramel Coffee Creamer, heavy cream, and a few other ingredients. A
s the French toast chills overnight, the bread soaks up the flavors, which results in pure caramel-banana heaven. This dish is the perfect breakfast to indulge in when you want something hot, delicious, and ready in no time. It’s also great for busy weekday mornings when you need something quick to grab ‘n go.
And did I mention how easy this Banana Caramel French Toast Bake is to make? Most of the prep work is done the night before, so all you need to do is to slice up some extra bananas, top with some caramel sauce, and pop it in the oven.
As soon as this Banana Caramel French Toast is ready, be prepared to be amazed. The thick and fluffy bread, combined with the bananas and caramel, create a delicious bake that is full of comforting flavors.
It’s almost like you’re eating a slice of banana bread, topped with some caramel. And yes, a heaping drizzle of caramel is necessary to top this French toast off! No syrup needed, just dunk this into some caramel, and your breakfast is ready to be devoured!
Looking for more breakfast recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Berry Cream Cheese Turnovers
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- Easy Breakfast Quesadillas
- Blueberry Lemon French Toast Bake
Banana Caramel French Toast Bake
- 1 loaf French bread, cut into cubes
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups BAILEYS® Caramel Coffee Creamer, or any caramel coffee creamer
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 banana, cut into thin slices
- ½ cup caramel sauce, divided
- Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, BAILEYS® Caramel Coffee Creamer, heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla bean paste/extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Place ½ of bread cubes on bottom of baking dish. Top with sliced banana and ¼ cup of caramel sauce. Add rest of bread cubes on top.
- Pour egg mixture over bread, making sure to cover each piece with the mixture. Lightly press down on bread to ensure that each piece is saturated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F. Remove cover and top with ¼ cup caramel sauce.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until bread is firm and no more liquid remains. Remove from oven and top with additional banana slices and extra caramel sauce, if desired.
I love French toast bakes. So much easier tan having to stand over a stove! And that coffee creamer is a great addition. You got your creative on, Gayle!
Yes! I’m all about the easy recipes, Mir! Thanks!
I’ve been on a roll with french toast bakes lately, too, Gayle. They’re so great because all of the prep work is done the night before, so you can just hop out of bed and turn on the oven! I love the caramel twist on this. 😀
Thank you, Erin! I totally agree, french toast bakes are the best!
Hey, Gayle! French Toast Bakes are one of my favorite breakfast or brunch options. Talk about decadent!! I love the idea of using the Bailey’s creamer as a thick, rich addition to the recipe. Pinned!!
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Blair! The coffee creamer gives this such a delicious flavor!
This looks scrumptious Gayle! Love the combination of bananas and caramel! Perfect make ahead breakfast.
Thanks, Keri! Caramel and bananas definitely make a great combination!
Oh, goshhh. French toast bakes are my ultimate weakness, but throwing banana and caramel sauce into the mix too?! I die. And then I probably eat the whole pan. 😉 This looks beyond amazing, Gayle!
I think I almost ate the entire pan…oops! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Sarah!
Oh yum! This looks fabulous, Gayle! Reminds me a lot of bananas foster; it’s may favorite!!
Thanks, Jen! Bananas foster is my favorite, too!
Oh my goodness this looks absolutely divine! I wish I had some of that waiting for me in my oven right now!
This french toast is SO good, Shelby! Thanks!
Oh my gosh!! This looks amazing!! What a great recipe!! There’s something SO yummy about baked bananas! I just made banana-egg pancakes for breakfast!! SO yummy!!
I agree, Cailee! Baked bananas just taste so unique and delicious. And those pancakes sound so good, too!
I’m always trying to find new breakfast ideas. We love breakfast around here and get sick of the same boring thing. This bake looks amazing and I love that you used creamer. I am obsessed with coffee and creamer so I could use it in my food and coffee. WIN! Pinned. 🙂
Sounds like you would love this bake, Cyndi! It’s so full of flavor and so easy to make! Thanks for the kind words and pin.
This is genius! I love that you used a coffee creamer to flavor the french toast. The more flavor the better! If I had this waiting for me in the morning, I would be leaping out of bed bright and early : )
Thanks, Natalie! Yes! The more, the better, right? 🙂
Wow wow wow, this has to be THE ultimate french toast! Banana, caramel and baileys?! I seriously can’t cope right now. What an incredible recipe – I wish I could eat the whole thing now! It looks sooo delicious!
Thanks so much for the french toast love! I think I did eat the whole thing, it was just too good! 🙂
This reminds me of bread pudding Gayle. I’m going to have to try and make this vegan, it looks so delicious. 🙂
Thanks, Linda! It is somewhat similar to bread pudding! 🙂
I love this french toast bake, Gayle! The banana and caramel combo are perfect together and using the Baileys coffee creamer is such a delicious and creative idea! Yum!
Thanks, Kelly! I love this combo too, especially with the coffee creamer! 🙂
Baked bananas are just the BEST! So lovely when they get all caramelized in the oven 🙂
Yes! They’re the best! 🙂
Oh Gayle! What are you doing to us? This looks so delicious and indulgent. We only ever buy baileys at Christmas, but this would be so good on Christmas morning.
Thanks, Dannii! This french toast actually uses non-alcoholic coffee creamer, so it’s a definite must to eat it year round!
Gayle this looks so delicious!! I am thinking of making it this weekend and that baileys coffee creamer is my favorite!!
Thanks, Ami! I love those coffee creamer,s too. So many delicious flavors!
haha I need a giant cup of coffee too! I hated coffee for the longest time (and then finally started drinking some of the really sweet drinks from Starbucks in college). And now I just love it. This french toast bake looks fantastic! You’re making me hungry for dinner!
I think I would be lost without my coffee! Thanks, Ashley!
this french toast looks fantastic Gayle!! What a fun idea to add coffee creamer!
Great way to use coffee creamer! I always buy some for my coffee but it takes me forever to use up a bottle. Nice to have a recipe to use it for! 🙂
Thanks, Christin! It’s a great use for coffee creamer!
I love Bailey’s creamer! This is such a brilliant way to use it too! I could totally use this to start the day off right!
Thanks, Michelle! It gives this bake such great flavor!
I had no idea Baileys had a coffee creamer, but this sounds like the perfect place to use it, Gayle! This french toast must be so rich and those flavors — delicious!
Oh you would love it, Marcie! Their cream is SO good! Thanks so much for the kind words!
If everybody in the world started their morning with a decadent breakfast like this french toast bake.. the world would be one happy place!
I totally agree, Thalia! Thanks!
That french toast looks pretty amazing Gayle – love those flavours!
Thank you, Stacey!
How did I miss this?? I love French toast! This combination of flavors is making me weak in the knees! Love it, Gayle! Another creative recipe!
Thanks for the kind words, Annie! I’m definitely in love with these flavors! 🙂
This look delicious Gayle! I’m all about breakfast food that you can prep the night before! Love it! The addition of Baileys creamer in here is perfect!
Thanks, Liz1 I’m all about those easy recipes!
I can’t wait to try their coffee creamers, had no idea they had them! This french toast looks so delicious! Loaded with wonderful flavors! Can’t wait to try it!
You will love these creamers, Mira! So many delicious flavors! 🙂
oh, I love BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers!!! and love that you used it in this french toast bake! wow, what a great idea! love this!
Thanks, Alice! The creamers gives this bake the perfect amount of flavor!
Totally agree about the little things, Gayle, but hey, this is no ‘little thing’! It sounds absolutely deliciously awesome. BAILEYS french toast – ooh, yes please!!
Thanks, Helen! This is my new favorite breakfast!
I love french toast and the addition of the caramel is perfect! A sweet and delicious way to start the day. Perfect for brunch too!
I once tried for days to make a good french toast bake and every time it was lacking something. THIS looks phenomenal, and what a creative idea to use coffee creamer!
Thanks, Sam! You should definitely try this recipe…it’s practically fail-proof and SO delish!
I love an easy and delicious make ahead breakfast. Gayle, I’m really into this caramel banana flavor combo! And what a creative way to use flavored coffee creamer too!
Thanks for the french toast love, Rachelle!
Words fail me! I´m a huge caramel fan and paired with french toast (which I love too..the more golden syrup on it, the better) I´m hooked forever. I have to, have to make this recipe!
Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by, Johlene! This really is the ultimate french toast, especially for us caramel fans! 🙂
Gayle, this french toast bake looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for a weekend brunch! pinned!
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Savita!
wow! YUM! banana and caramel flavor are such a great but in french toast genius! what a savory breakfast that tastes like dessert!
I LOVEEEE this dish sooo much! I want this for breakfast tomorrow!
Gorgeous photos Gayle!
Thanks so much for the french toast love and pin, Mariah!
Oh my gosh this looks INSANE. I’d totally eat all of it!
Thanks, Dorothy! I definitely devoured ALL of this! 🙂
I have trawling the net all morning for food/recipes and this is the most lush dish i have come across! It is only 10.30am here in Sydney but I could easily down a serve of this – look at those bananas! Yum! ps – just started following you on Facebook.
Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by! I’m so glad you find this recipe, it’s my favorite french toast!