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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Crock Pot Banana French Toast

Here's a great weekend breakfast treat to celebrate the first few weeks back to school.  I love my crock pot.  It makes family dinner preparation that much easier.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was getting rave reviews since it is quick, no fuss, and delicious.  I thought I would share it with you!!  It's perfect for those upcoming chilly fall weekend mornings.  Bon Appetit!!!!

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1 10 inch stale (day or two old) french baguette, cut into 1-inch slices
4-ounce cream cheese, room temperature
3-4 bananas sliced into rounds
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3 eggs
1/4 cup skim milk
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter cut into thick slices

Lightly grease a 6.5 quart (or larger) crock pot

Spread cream cheese on both sides of all bread and arrange slices in a single layer on bottom of crock pot

Layer banana slices over the bread slices and sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts

Arrange butter slices on top and set aside

In a mixing bowl slightly beat eggs using a whisk or egg beaters

Add milk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, whisk until combined

Pour egg mixture over bread

The liquid should not cover the bread but be 3/4 of the way up.  If it is less than that, add more liquid

Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 2 to 2.5 hours

Remove lid and if not serving right away, set the dial to warm

Drizzle with honey and serve