Dough Ingredients: – Caramel topping: – 1 packed cup brown sugar 1/2 cup heavy cream – 4 tablespoons butter Pinch salt – 1 tablespoon vanilla extract – 2-3 medium ripe bananas, thinly sliced – FRENCH TOAST – 1/2 loaf French bread, cut into cubes – 4 oz. cream cheese, cubed – 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts – 4 eggs – 1/2 cup milk – 1/3 cup sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon rum extract – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1/8 tsp (Pinch) of salt
Here are the easy directions!
1. In a medium pan, melt butter, brown sugar, heavy cream and salt. Cook and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and add vanilla. 2. Butter and 8*8-inch baking pan 3. Pour caramel sauce into prepared pan and make sure it is evenly distributed. 4. Thinly slice the bananas and evenly place over the sauce.
1. Layer and evenly sprinkle half of the bread cubes over the bananas. 2. Evenly distribute the cream cheese and chopped walnuts or pecans over the bread cubes. Cover the top with the remaining bread cubes. 3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and pinch of salt and whisk together until completely smooth and well combined. 4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread.
1. Gently press the bread down so that all of the bread can absorb the egg mixture. 2. Cover casserole in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours (overnight)
1. To bake: 2. When ready to bake, remove pan from refrigerator and leave it out on the counter for 30 mins. Preheat the oven to 350. 3. Cover with foil and bake for 30 mins 4. Uncover and bake for an addition 15-20 mins until center is set.
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