This Creamy Crock Pot Banana French Toast is full of amazing flavors! It’s an easy French toast recipe that’s baked in the Crock Pot for a much easier breakfast the whole family will love.
If you love easy French toast recipes then you should also check out my Crockpot Eggnog French Toast Casserole and this easy Baked French Toast recipe.
Creamy Crock Pot Banana French Toast
Hi, guys! Um. Is it Friday, yet?!
Oh my, yes it is! The week is wrapping up and we can finally start Fridaying! Although, I’ve been Fridaying since Wednesday because Indiana is out of commission. We’re freezing, schools are closed, snow is coming down hard and I thank GOD for Netflix, the internet, extra computer(s), and Facebook. And Pinterest.
I don’t know what’s more exciting – the fact that it’s Friday or the fact that you could have this amazing banana-loaded french toast for breakfast tomorrow morning!
Or or or! Let’s do French Toast for din din! Err. For brinner! It’s my favorite meal of the day. Still can’t get over this Crockpot Eggnog French Toast we had New Year’s day. 😋
Seriously, though… THIS should totally be your dinner.
Can I Make This French Toast In The Crock Pot The Night Before?
I threw this in the crock pot at nearly midnight one night last week because I was feeling unprepared. With Christmas fast approaching (allow me to remind you for the umpteenth time, I celebrate on the 7th of January), I felt as though I wasn’t ready for the day OF or for the day before AND for the day after. I was all kinds of crazy. You know how it is…
How To Make French Toast In The Crock Pot
What I’m sharing with you today is only the breakfast that I served on Christmas morning and the breakfast that I’m madly in love with. No joke, I think I have made this forty-plus times in the last year… I basically inhale my portion the moment I remove that lid from the crock pot, singed taste buds and all.
- First important step is to have STALE BREAD. For this recipe, I like to use a 10-inch French baguette. I just slice it up and let sit overnight on the kitchen counter so they are nice and stale, and ready to go in the morning.
- Before you’re ready to cook, butter your crock pot insert or grease it with cooking spray.
- Then, take each slice of bread and spread cream cheese on both sides of each slice. Arrange the bread slices inside the insert of the slow cooker.
- Make a milk mixture with eggs, brown sugar, and mashed bananas; pour it over the bread slices. Press the bread slices down into the liquid and let stand for at least 30 minutes, and up to 5 hours.
- Arrange pats of butter over the bread slices; cover with the lid and cook for 2 hours on HIGH, or 4 hours on LOW.
- Garnish with banana slices, chopped pecans, and maple syrup; serve.
This is good stuff. Really good. It’s creamy and sweet and all around delicious. You can make it with other things too, like um… blueberries? Or peaches!? Whatever you want. No big deal.
Must I really tell you more to convince you? 😊
How To Store Crock Pot French Toast Leftovers
- Cover leftovers with foil or plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you are looking for a quick, no-fuss, dang delicious breakfast (who ISN’T looking for quick and delicious? duh.), consider giving THIS a try! Hit that print button and call me in the morning.
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TOOLS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Crock Pot Creamy Banana French Toast
- 1 (10-inch) stale (a day or two old bread) French baguette, cut into 1-inch slices
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 bananas, plus more for serving
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 to 1½ cups milk
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter cut into thin slices
- ½ cup pecans, optional, for serving
- maple syrup, optional, for serving
- Grease a 6.5-quart (or larger) crock pot with cooking spray or butter.
- Spread cream cheese on both sides of all bread slices and arrange slices in a single layer on the bottom of the crock pot.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash two bananas; add beaten eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; whisk until everything is well combined.
- Pour milk mixture over bread slices and press the bread down into the liquid; let stand 30 minutes, or up to 5 hours.
- The liquid should not cover the bread slices, but it should come up about three-quarters of the way up. If it's less than that, add more liquid.
- Arrange butter slices over bread slices.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 3.5 hours or on HIGH for 2 to 2.5 hours.
- Remove lid; garnish with fresh banana slices, chopped pecans, and maple syrup.
- Set the dial to "WARM" so it stays warm, or serve immediately.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 10
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 9th, 2015. UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS ON JANUARY 25th, 2020.
69 comments on “Creamy Crock Pot Banana French Toast”
Can this be made without the cream cheese?
Hi there, thank you for this recipe! I made it a couple years ago and LOVED it. However, I think it has been modified since then. For example, I remember the prior recipe called for sliced bananas instead of mashed, and honey was also an ingredient. Do you mind giving me the ingredients from the older version? Thank you!
Looks like this is going to be my dinner for tonight. Bet my husband is going to make it home from work early! 🙂
I love this idea!!! I need to give it a try in my Instant Pot!
This looking amazing, thank you so much to share your post.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this amazing recipe has me and my kids loving breakfast time even more. Thank you for sharing.