You'll need this sweet caramelized topping for your Banana Bread French Toast Casserole; and trust us, it's not a finishing touch to skip! The toasted pecans, sliced bananas, thick honey, cinnamon, and butter come together in a saucepan to make a warm, gooey topping you're going to love. We are firm believers that a breakfast casserole is one of the most delicious ways to start the day; and you'll be satisfied with this sweet casserole for any weekday morning or weekend brunch. Split the Honey-Banana Topping batch in half after cooking, spreading one half over the banana bread casserole and keeping the other half out in a bowl for guests to pile on top for extra gooey goodness. Our Banana Bread French Toast Casserole is a fun spin on your favorite banana bread recipe. A creamy custard of heavy cream, eggs, light brown sugar, and cinnamon gives that French toast texture to freshly-baked banana bread slices in a casserole dish. Throw this sweet, sticky topping on top, and you have a fail-safe big-batch breakfast casserole everyone will dip into for seconds. A good tip to keep in mind to get that perfect banana bread base: make sure to soften the butter naturally (no microwaves allowed!) by setting it out well in advance. In this banana bread recipe, sour cream adds so much in terms of texture without making it too sweet. You can make this casserole ahead of time, without the topping, and whip it out when needed. Do the majority of the prep work beforehand, and you'll be thanking yourself when the Saturday morning laziness sets in. Just pop it in the oven and make the quick topping while it's heating up. Too easy!

Southern Living


Credit: Jennifer Causey

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5 mins
5 mins
Makes 2 cups


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  • Stir together ingredients in a small saucepan over medium. Cook, stirring once or twice, until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.