Upside-Down Banana-Walnut French Toast

Upside-Down Banana-Walnut French Toast

  • 60 mins
  • 10 ingredients


  • Packed Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup
  • Butter OR Margarine, Melted 1/2 Cup
  • Light Corn Syrup 1/4 Cup
  • Chopped Walnuts OR Pecans 1/2 Cup
  • Sliced Bananas 3
  • Loaf of Cinnamon Bread Unfrosted 1
  • Large Eggs 6
  • Milk 1 1/2 Cup
  • Vanilla 1 Tsp
  • Cinnamon 1 Tsp

It baked for a total of 45 minutes with 12 coals in a ring around the base of the oven and 24-26 briquettes spaced evenly on the lid.  Pack a spatula and a big spoon in your chuck box, after you dish it up you won’t want to waste a drop of the sugary nuts and topping. 


  1. Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven, line with parchment paper if desired.
  2. In large bowl, stir brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and walnuts until smooth.
  3. Gently stir in bananas.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared dutch oven.
  5. Reserve ends of bread for another use because they don’t soak up the egg mixture very well.
  6. Arrange 2 layers of bread over banana mixture, tearing bread slices to fit if necessary.
  7. In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla with wire whisk until well blended.
  8. Pour egg mixture over bread.
  9. Allow to sit in a cool place in dutch oven for 30 minutes to an hour.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Serve portions upside down, spooning sauce from bottom of dish over each serving.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Upside-Down Banana-Walnut French Toast

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