Chocolate Hazelnut Banana-Stuffed French Toast
3 large eggs, beaten
2/3 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
8 slices raisin cinnamon swirl bread
3 ripe bananas, divided
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread
1/2 cup Hungry Jack® Original Syrup
1 tablespoon powdered sugar and/or unsweetened cocoa powder
Sweetened whipped cream
- HEAT oven to 300°F. Whisk eggs in large shallow bowl. Whisk in half-and-half, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Coat electric griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat griddle to 350°F or skillet over medium heat. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, about 5 seconds each, turning to coat both sides. Cook on prepared griddle until both sides are golden brown. Place on baking sheet while cooking remaining French toast.
- SPREAD one side of each of 4 slices cooked French toast with a rounded tablespoon of chocolate hazelnut spread. Cut 2 bananas in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise. Melt butter in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add banana. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning halfway through cooking time. Remove from skillet, reserving sauce. Arrange banana pieces evenly over spread on French toast. Top with remaining bread slices to form 4 sandwiches.
- COVER sandwiches with foil. Bake 8 to 10 minutes to heat through. Slice remaining banana, adding to sauce in skillet. Saute 2 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in syrup. To serve, cut French toast on a diagonal; arrange on serving plates. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or cocoa powder. Top with banana-syrup mixture. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
Serving Size (1/6 of recipe), Calories 680 (Calories from Fat 0), Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 0g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.