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Slow-Cooker Caramel Banana French Toast

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

Bake this easy slow-cooker sweet French toast for a weekend morning treat! ...MORE+ LESS-

Half Baked Harvest
April 11, 2017

Ingredients

1
French baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
1/2
cup thick caramel sauce, such as dulce de leche
3-4 ripe but firm bananas, plus more for topping
1/2
cup raw walnuts, chopped
3
eggs
1
cup milk
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
6
tablespoons butter, sliced into tablespoon-sized pieces

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray slow-cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Spread caramel sauce on each piece of toast and layer toast in slow-cooker. Top with sliced bananas and chopped walnuts.
  • 3
    In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over the slices of bread, making sure the eggs moisten all of the bread slices. Place pats of butter on top. Cover and cook on High for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or on Low for 3-4 hours.
  • 4
    Serve with additional fresh bananas and warm caramel sauce or maple syrup. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • For a sweeter version, try using Nutella™ in place of the caramel.
  • This toast can also be baked in a 9x13-inch pan in a 375°F oven for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Potassium
400mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
24g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Are you ready for the ultimate breakfast/brunch recipe? This caramel French toast is everything you want... and then some. I love this recipe for so many reasons. For one, it's made in the slow-cooker which has many advantages: Freed up space in my oven and on my stovetop, minimal mess and clean-up, AND I can just set it and forget it. Totally perfect for a midmorning brunch with friends or family! ?Reason two: simple, classic and delicious flavors. I mean, it really doesn't get better then bananas and caramel. They are perfectly sweet together! Reason three: I have yet to meet a person who does not fall head over heels for this French toast. It's truly an all-around winning recipe. Yes!! For a sweeter version, try using Nutella™ in place of the caramel. This toast can also be baked in a 9x13-inch pan in a 375°F oven for 30-35 minutes. Serve hot with warm caramel sauce or maple syrup, plus additional fresh banana slices.
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