Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast


Have you been over to Damn Delicious written by my friend Chung-Ah?  If not, you are missing out!  Chung-Ah is super sweet (she even sent me chips from Trader Joe’s once because I couldn’t get them), and always has something amazing to share.  Don’t miss her Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes, Southwest Quinoa Sliders with Avocado Cream Sauce, or Hoisin Asian Meatballs.

banana and chocolate chip french toast

Hi everyone! It’s Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious, and I have the honor of guest posting here for Erin. She posts the most scrumptious dishes and I’m constantly adding her recipes to my to-make list, and I think I need to start with here Cheeseburger Soup. Mmmmmm.

But today, instead of a soup, I bring you my favorite kind of breakfast: baked french toast. This kind of french toast can actually be made the night before, and is so incredibly easy to whip up. Once everything is prepped and in order, you can pop this baby into the oven the morning of and you’ll have enough to feed a group of 6 without having to slave away in the kitchen. Easy enough, right?

Made with cinnamon swirl bread, ripe bananas and mini chocolate chips, this is by far the perfect blend of flavors, especially for breakfast. Plus, with some freshly squeezed orange juice and a side of bacon, this may just be my favorite kind of breakfast meal yet!

Yields 6

A great make ahead french toast. Bananas and chocolate chips make a moist and delicious breakfast.

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 1 loaf sliced cinnamon swirl bread, cubed
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • For the oatmeal topping:
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes


  1. Lightly coat an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place a layer of bread cubes evenly into the baking dish. Top with bananas and chocolate chips in an even layer, repeating 2 more times and ending with a layer of bread.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Pour mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Cover and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. To make the oatmeal topping, combine oats, sugar and cold butter, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the oatmeal topping evenly over the bread cubes.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately, drizzled with syrup, if desired.


Adapted from Foodiecrush

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  1. This looks incredible, Chung-ah!! I’m pinning this – my mom will love this recipe so much. So fun to see you posting on Erin’s website. :)

  2. Mmm so full of goodness!

  3. I can not wait to make this! It looks so, so good!

  4. What a beautiful idea.. banana, chocolate and french toast. Perfect looking breakfast. :)

  5. I love everything about this guest post! :)

  6. Oooh yum, this looks fantastic! It’s been ages since I’ve had french toast and I love the simplicity of this version, not to mention the chocolate :)

  7. This is so cool 😀 I only know French toast as well.. you know. This looks fantastic!

  8. Yum this looks delicious, I am such a fan of banana recipes and I do love Chung-Ah’s blog and the name of it too, it makes me grin.

  9. This looks so. freaking. good. Breakfast food is my weak spot. LOVE this! Can’t wait for Easter Brunch this weekend :)

  10. Holy heavenly french toast! I love baked french toast too, sooo delicious!

  11. Oh my goodness! This looks so mouthwatering!

  12. Oh, you went there, didn’t you?? Sounds amazzzzzing!!

  13. I’m totally making this for Easter Brunch! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. This looks soooo amazing! Perfect for any weekend brunch! Yum.

  15. Ohhh man, this looks AMAZING! Great recipe, Chung-Ah!

  16. The drool running down my chin says it all – this baked french toast is ah-may-zing! I can’t wait to throw a brunch party so that I can make this.

  17. Hi! I’ve been following your web site for a long time now and finally
    got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Tx!
    Just wanted to say keep up the great job!


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