“Fantastic” French Toast

I found this recipe in a Readers Digest while waiting in a waiting room to see a doctor, and thought I’d try it out. I thought it was ok, but Kelly really liked it. I need a 9×9 pan as the 13×9 one I used meant that the egg mixture was too shallow, so the top of the bread dried out a bit.

Banana French Toast

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 50 minutes

8 slices Sun-Maid Raisin Bread
2 medium bananas, cut in 1/4-inch slices
1 cup milk
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
powdered sugar ( optional)

HEAT oven to 350°F.
PLACE four slices of raisin bread in a single layer in a buttered 9-inch
square baking dish. Top with bananas and four slices of raisin bread.
BLEND milk, cream cheese, eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla in a blender
or food processor until smooth. Pour over raisin bread. Let stand 5 minutes
or refrigerate overnight.
BAKE 40-45 minutes (50-55 minutes if refrigerated) until set and top is toasted.
Let stand 10 minutes.
CUT French toast into diagonal halves and remove with spatula.
Dust servings with powdered sugar if desired.
Makes 8 servings.

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