Banana Walnut Cinnamon French Toast Bake

This Banana Walnut Cinnamon French Toast Bake is a variation on the Cinnamon French Toast Bake that I posted a few months ago.  This is made using refrigerated cinnamon buns and adds bananas and walnuts to make a great breakfast.  This would be perfect for an Easter brunch, for any special occasion, or just because.  
This was so delicious, I really like the flavor the bananas added to it.  I think the bananas make it perfect for spring!! The icing can be drizzled on each individual piece, or like I decided to do, it can be poured over the whole french toast.  This french toast bake is a special treat that is so delicious and is also easy to make.  I recommend it and hope that you try it!

Banana Walnut Cinnamon French Toast Bake
(Recipe Adapted from Best of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook)

3 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 can refrigerated cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 banana (optional garnish)

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a large bowl beat the eggs, banana, and sugar with a wire whisk until well blended.

3.  Separate the refrigerated cinnamon rolls into 8 rolls, setting the icing aside.  Cut each roll into 8 equal pie-shaped wedges.  Gently stir the cinnamon rolls into the egg mixture until well coated.  Spoon the mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish, spreading evenly.

4.  In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour and brown sugar.  With a fork, cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.  Then stir in the walnuts.  Sprinkle the mixture over the cinnamon roll mixture.

5.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center is puffed and the edges are a golden brown.  Cool for 10 minutes.

6.  Meanwhile pour the icing into a small bowl and mix with the syrup until well blended.  Microwave for 10 seconds to warm.

7.  To serve pour the entire icing mixture over the French Toast Bake  and top with banana pieces.  Alternatively, top with the banana pieces and then pour the icing over each individual slice.

*Alyssa*
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  1. This looks amazing and so what I wish I was having for breakfast in the morning.

  2. Wow that looks delicious! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on right now – we’d love it if you stopped by to link up!

    BringingBeauty.blogspot.com

  3. sounds yummy!

  4. Newest follower. This sounds delicious. I love being able to bake something that everyone can enjoy for breakfast! new follower. Come check out my blog too http://www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

  5. This looks fabulous – perfect for a relaxing weekend breakfast :)

  6. Alyssa, this recipe caught my eye on other blogs and I would love for you to link up and share it with us at Kids in the Kitchen. It looks so delish! This weeks link up is here:http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-7/
    Feel free to link up to us every Tuesday, we would love it! New fan of yours and love that you are on Pinterest:)

  7. Nope I am your lastest follower…..me andi oh this dish looks delish, I made a short time ago Praline french toast over the top good I printed this, and will try this soon………..thanks, andi

  8. Oooh, sounds absolutely delicious! That’s my kind of breakfast! (or lunch or dinner…)

  9. Oh my Alyssa,
    I can’t wait to make this awesome recipe, I am drooling! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. This covers off three of my favourite flavours – banana, walnut, french toast, lol. Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing at our party.

  11. This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  12. That looks SO yummy I’m definitely going to have to make it! :-)

  13. I think I just gained 5 pounds reading this recipe. It looks great.

  14. What a wonderful dish; I love french toast. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  15. This looks so good! I’d love for you to share this at my link party, Sweet & Simple Sunday!

    http://cupsbykim.blogspot.com/2012/03/sweet-simple-sunday-3.html

    Hope to see you there!

  16. that is just oozing with yummy goodness! thanks for linking it with kids in the kitchen!

  17. I still have yet to try your Cinnamon French Toast Bake. Thanks for the reminder! Thank you for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  18. Anonymous says:

    nice opinion.. thanks for sharing..

  19. This sounds awesome! I love french toast anything! Thanks for linking up to What I Learned Wednesday! I look forward to seeing more!

  20. Wow that looks amazing……Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..hope to see you again tonight and have a wonderful weekend:)

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