My husband, Jeff, absolutely LOVES Nutella and he is always asking me to come up with recipes featuring Nutella. Jeff also LOVES french toast...so I thought I'd combine the two and make a very quick and easy Baked Nutella & Banana French Toast.
I have to say, I was extremely pleased with the results! I don't share his love for Nutella, but I LOVED this french toast! It has the perfect blend of flavors that compliment each other and the slightly crunchy marshmallows on top were perfect! I was afraid the french toast would be too sweet, but it wasn't...in fact it needed that final drizzle of honey or you could use syrup of course.
Baked Nutella & Banana French Toast takes about 5 minutes to throw together and bakes in 30 minutes. Perfect for throwing in the oven while you get ready for work or school!
The best thing (in my opinion) about this recipe is it uses over ripe bananas! I don't know about you, but I buy a bunch of bananas only to have them over ripen before I eat them all. Once they get slightly brown and a tad soft, I throw them in the freezer until I want to make banana nut bread...the problem is, I hardly ever make banana nut bread! So, you can see why I'm thrilled to have another use for my very neglected frozen bananas!
The bananas do not need to be frozen, but I do recommend using very ripe and slightly soft bananas. This allows the intense banana flavor to come through in the Baked Nutella & Banana French Toast.
After eating this French toast for breakfast, my husband and I began to talk about all the variations to this quick and easy breakfast. Use peanut butter instead of Nutella for a peanut butter banana french toast; top with crushed graham crackers and marshmallows for Smore's french toast; use raspberries instead of banana and top with whipped cream for a raspberry chocolate french toast...you get the idea, this dish is so versatile (and easy) you can turn it into any flavor combination you like! Let me know what ingredients you would use!
What you'll need for Baked Nutella & Banana French Toast:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Honey or Syrup for drizzling on top (not shown)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly toast the bread slices. Crack 3 eggs into a mixing bowl. Add cream and salt. Using a fork or whisk, beat egg mixture until well blended. Peel the banana and place in a small bowl. Microwave the banana for 30 seconds. Allow to cool slightly.
Coat each slice of toast with Nutella Spread and place toast into a casserole dish, layering toast so you have two layers. Add banana to egg mixture and blend together. I like chunks of banana, so I gently blended the egg and banana.
Pour egg/banana mixture over toast. Top with mini Marshmallows and bake in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes. Drizzle with honey or syrup. Serve & Enjoy!
Baked Nutella & Banana French Toast
- 4 Slices of Bread
- 3 Eggs
- ¼ Cup of Heavy Cream
- ¼ Teaspoon of Salt
- 1 Very Ripe can be frozen Banana
- 2 Tablespoons of Nutella Spread
- ¼ Cup of Mini Marshmallows
- Honey or Syrup for Drizzling on Top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- LIghtly toast bread slices and smear ½ Tablespoon of Nutella on each slice and place in two layers into a casserole dish
- Beat 3 eggs. cream and salt in a small mixing bowl
- Peel very ripe banana and place in small bowl, microwave for 30 seconds. Allow to cool slightly
- Add banana to egg mixture and mix together, leaving some lumps of banana
- Pour egg/banana mixture over toast slices.
- Top with mini marshmallows and bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve & Enjoy!