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Creamy Crock Pot Banana French Toast

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.

Easy Banana 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.

French Toast In Crock Pot Recipe

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

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Before you’re ready to cook, butter your crock pot insert or grease it with cooking spray.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Arrange pats of butter over the bread slices; cover with the lid and cook for 2 hours on HIGH, or 4 hours on LOW.
  6. Garnish with banana slices, chopped pecans, and maple syrup; serve.

Crock Pot French Toast Recipe

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.

French Toast In The Crock Pot



bread slices topped with pecans

Crock Pot Creamy Banana French Toast

Katerina | Diethood
This Crock Pot Banana French Toast is so creamy and full of amazing flavors! It's so easy to make in the Crock Pot and is a delicious breakfast the whole family will enjoy.
4.70 from 10 votes
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 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.


Calories: 313 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 142 mg | Sodium: 165 mg | Potassium: 336 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 18 g | Vitamin A: 648 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 123 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: banana french toast, crock pot french toast, easy french toast, easy french toast recipe, french toast in a crock pot, french toast in the crock pot, french toast recipe, slow cooker french toast
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69 comments on “Creamy Crock Pot Banana French Toast”

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    Talar Tavlian

    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!

  2. Looks like this is going to be my dinner for tonight. Bet my husband is going to make it home from work early! 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. I was anxious about doubling this recipe but after reading others comments gave it a try and I’m happy to say it went very well and tasted great! I used two 20″ slender baguettes, and doubled all other ingredients liberall (I used 2% milk). It actually layered 3 times with the bread slices. Cooked on high for 2 and a half hours. Smelled amazing and everyone enjoyed it very much. It was not soggy but nicely firm.

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    Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky

    It is very decadent, and the people in my office are happy today! This is absolutely magnificent, scrumptious, delicious, super yummy creamy banana french toast.

  6. Too sweet and not really that good to make a second time. The bananas looked ugly after only 2 hrs. It was ok.

  7. What would be the best way to go about doubling this recipe? Could it be done in a 9×13 pan in the oven, for example? And how many servings does the original recipe make? Thanks in advance! 🙂

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    Victoria Stephans

    Na Zdravje!
    And OMG!! This French toast looks marvelous…actually, marvelous isn’t a good enough word and can’t think of one that appropriately indicates how much I want to “dive into” that French toast! I am so impressed with your site and your recipes. I am sure I will be back for more!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Kalyn! Since I have never tried making it with Texas toast, I honestly don’t know how it would turn out.
      You need stale bread, or a loaf of bread that is at least a day or two old, and it doesn’t have to be a baguette if you don’t have one. I hope that helps! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  9. Unfortunately this did not turn out at all for me. The bread was very soggy with egg chunks everywhere. The cooked bananas were grey and unappetizing. I even removed the bread and tried to fry in a pan at the end to help but it was still not great.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Phyllis! I am so sorry that it didn’t turn out for you. 🙁 Cooked bananas do turn brownish/gray, so that should be expected, but not sure why there was chunks of eggs. It should be creamy and not chunky at all.
      Again, very sorry you didn’t enjoy it.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I know, right?! It’s the best invention! haha 😉 I try to make a lot of things in the crockpot… most work out, others not so much, but only because my ratios are way off. 😀

  10. I made this for dinner tonight. Very good. The only catch was that it took more than 10 minutes for us to prepare it. 🙂

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Erin! Very happy to know that you liked it! Thank you!! 🙂
      It seems that the first time around, things always take a bit longer. I bet next time you make this dish, it won’t take as long. 😀

  11. Amazing photos and recipe! I wa s wondering if I could make this the night before and pop then ceramic insert in the fridge overnight then put the cooker on early?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Jen!! I can’t say for certain, but I think it may end up too soggy if you add the egg mixture to it. I would go ahead and prepare the bread, but wait until morning to add the eggs and bananas. If you add the sliced bananas the night before, they will be dark as night by morning. 🙂

    2. I made them overnight because I mixed up the recipe with another. Turned out perfect. I served it as dessert at my brunch and it cooked while we ate other courses. This was a hit that I’m going to make again today.YUM!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Judy! I can’t say for certain that it would work because I haven’t tried that, but on the other hand, I don’t see why not. It’s a great idea!! Breakfast will be ready as soon as you’re up! 🙂

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey

    What? Who knew you could make french toast in a crock pot? Loving the idea of waking up in the morning to a nice, warm plate of french toast.

  13. We get up SO early on weekdays, my boys never get real food for breakfast, but this we could do! Cannot wait to try it!

  14. If I left my crock pot on warm, would it cook through the night? I would love to make this the night before and wake up to the deliciousness!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Jamie!
      I honestly don’t know. I have never tried that, so I can’t really say if it would work or not, but it sounds like the perfect morning!

  15. Do you think this recipe could be doubled? Maybe layered in the crockpot- bread, bananas, egg, repeat? Thanks!

      1. Will this make the bread soggy at all? I want to make this for work and I don’t want the bread to be soggy if the bottom layer is completely covered in liquid.

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Hi Angela! The bread is soaked in the egg mixture so it will be a bit on the soggy side, but not a lot. It’s a good-soggy … does that even make sense?? 😀

          1. Yes it does, thank you. I have about 10 hungry boys at work and only a 4 qt crock pot. I’m thinking about putting a few layers in and seeing how it turns out. I hope it’s not too soggy, where they wont enjoy it. But they have yet to turn down my crock pot breakfasts. Ha! Hopefully three layers will be enough and hopefully the bottom two wont be too soggy.

          2. Katerina - Diethood
            Katerina Petrovska

            Oh my gosh! Lucky boys to have someone like you preparing food for them!! Where do I apply for their job?! hehe 😉

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            DonnaWelty Davis

            ‘Fellow Followers’ were you referencing to the mashed bananas/milk mixture turning dark after baking? I’m making this for Christmas morning but I’m thinking about using the blender for the mashed banana milk mixture.
            This might help keep them from going dark. Dip the banana into pineapple juice briefly
            (15 seconds) then proceed preparing your dish.
            Use bananas not quite ripe. Remember when making banana bread or cake you do see dark bits in the finished product.

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        Heather Maehren

        Is the cook time the same as a single if you double the recipe? I will have 6 hungry adults, and 3 kiddos to feed, so doubling seems like the ticket!

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Hi Heather! The cook time would be the same, just double everything, including the liquid. I hope you will all enjoy it!! Sounds like a great get-together. Have a wonderful time!

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    Nikki @ NikSnacks

    French toast in a crock pot?! GET OUT! What a fantastic idea! And Merry Christmas and happy new year to you 🙂

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    I’m with you sister!!! It’s cold here in WI and we had our first “cold” day/no school last week. . so yes! thank GOD for Netflix, the internet, and Facebook. And Pinterest!! 😛 love love love this banana french toast!!! and I can make this in my slow cooker?!!! love it even more!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast

    I’d love to dive face first into that crockpot of yours… Wow – this looks fantastic! (Hope you dig out soon!)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    French toast in the crock pot?! You are one brilliant woman! Now if only this would magically show up for breakfast tomorrow morning ;).

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Does Indiana not usually get snow? As an European, are you questioning why things close down once there’s a lot of snow? 😉 When I tell my friends over here about that, they think it’s insane.

    And this French toast looks incredible! So, so yummy looking. 🙂

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      We always get snow. As soon as November hits, the first snow arrives and lately, our winters have been about 5-months long! AND this is the midwest, not Antarctica! 🙂 Thanks, Erin!!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

    I can’t even handle how tasty this looks. I’ve never made french toast in a slow-cooker before so I’m definitely going to be obsessing over the idea of it until I make this!

  22. I was just wondering to myself this morning if french toast could be made in the slow cooker, and behold, I see your post. How timely! This, I am totally in love with!

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    Laura Dembowski

    This looks wonderful! I would totally eat it for breakfast or dinner. Breakfast for dinner is the best.

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    Emily @ Life on Food

    Not only does this seem more like dessert than breakfast but it is super easy. Love it already! I cannot wait to try.

  25. French toast out of the slow cooker…whoa I am so super impressed; yes it does look absolutely amazing and now I will have to give it a try – with our necessary adaption – for next week Saturday when we have to get up super early. Love it!!!

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    Angela {Mind Over Batter}

    I am now fully convinced the art of slow cooking is magic. Or witchcraft. How else can you explain putting bread and bananas into the crockpot and coming out with this delicious French toast?! Witchcraft. Don’t try to convince me. My mind is made up.

  27. I love your photos. I bet this breakfast would keep you full into the afternoon. Thanks for sharing!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme

    I would have never thought that you could do French toast in the slow cooker! Wow does this sound good!

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    claire @the realistic nutritionist

    This might be one of the most beautiful french toasts I’ve ever seen!!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

    This needs to happen at my house this weekend! I love bananas – never knew you could do french toast in the crock pot!

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    Cookin Canuck

    It sounds like you guys are getting slammed by snow. Stay warm! This French toast looks beyond amazing and the fact that it’s made in a crockpot makes me love it even more.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I think this cabin fever is worse than whatever is happening outside. I have a 2-year old and a 5-year old… welp!! 😉 Thanks, Dara!

  32. This looks and sounds amazing! I love crock pot dishes, especially when you have guests over. Pinned!

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    amanda @ fake ginger

    Ooh, I love it! I’m so not a morning cook so this is perfect for me. Hopefully you guys warm up soon – my guys are on 2 hour delay today and they’re already driving me nuts!

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