Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole with Caramelized Bananas

As most of the U.S. has been dealing with seriously cold weather and snow, I thought it was time to share another French Toast recipe. Without fail, people always go out before a storm and stock up on bread, milk, and eggs so French Toast is the perfect meal on a snow day.

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole

This recipe is based off my Slow Cooker Apple French Toast Casserole, but incorporates Nutella and tops it off with caramelized bananas for good measure. I love using my slow cooker for French Toast because it makes a bunch of servings to either share with a group or pack up and enjoy all week!

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf challah bread (about 1 pound), cut into cubes
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk (or normal milk)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Nutella, plus more for topping
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Cube your bread and place it in the slow cooker.

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Add the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, Nutella, and salt to a bowl and whisk to combine.

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It won’t fully combine, and that’s a ok. Just whisk for a minute or two so that the Nutella looks evenly distributed and the eggs are whisked.

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Pour over the challah bread in the slow cooker.

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Mix so that all of the bread is saturated with the mixture.

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Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.

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When there are about 15 minutes left on the slow cooker, slice your bananas and add to a bowl.

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Add the brown sugar and mix to combine.

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Add the butter to a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the banana slices to the pan (you may have to work in batches) and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the bananas have browned slightly.

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Scoop out the French Toast mixture and top with a scoop of the bananas. Add a dollop of Nutella if desired.

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole

Was there any question that this would be fabulous?? (Sorry about the photo quality.  I wanted to eat this STAT and just couldn’t wait. You’ll just have to trust me that it tastes better than my photos look.)

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole

My boyfriend topped his off with some maple syrup but I thought it was good without it. I think the dollup of Nutella helped though :)

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole

I love making French Toast this way because it soaks up all of the mixture making for a really flavorful breakfast. Luckily it makes a lot because this recipe is so good you may have a hard time sharing!

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole

 

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Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast Casserole with Caramelized Bananas
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Slow Cooker
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf challah bread (about 1 pound), cut into cubes
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk (or normal milk)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Nutella, plus more for topping
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Cube your bread and place it in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, Nutella, and salt to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour over the challah bread in the slow cooker.
  4. Mix so that all of the bread is saturated with the mixture.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  6. When there are about 15 minutes left on the slow cooker, slice your bananas and add to a bowl.
  7. Add the brown sugar and mix to combine.
  8. Add the butter to a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the banana slices to the pan (you may have to work in batches) and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the bananas have browned slightly.
  9. Scoop out the French Toast mixture and top with a scoop of the bananas. Add a dollop of Nutella if desired.

 

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  1. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
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  2. Hi Emily,
    Usually, for a slow cooker recipe, you can double the time and cook it on low instead of high, which would only give you 4 hours, maximum. More than this and it may dry out too much. You may be able to experiment with the low setting on for 8 hours if you add more liquid (milk/almond milk) to the recipe — maybe using 3-4 cups instead of 2, although I’m not sure if this would end up being too soggy. I hope this helps!
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  3. This was awesome! It took 10 minutes to throw together before church, and it was ready when we got home. I threw in 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and topped with whipped cream. Good stuff!

  4. What is Challa Bread and where would I find it? I’ve never seen it in any local grocery store here. I’m DYING to try this. I LOVE French toast and the caramelized bananas…omg I can’t wait!

    • Hi Christina!
      Challah bread is a braided bread that is nice and fluffy, which is why I used it in this recipe. I’ve found it in Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods as well as some supermarkets. If you can’t find it, you can substitute brioche, or you can try it with just normal sandwich bread. If using sandwich bread, be sure to cut the pieces larger!
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