From: Augustus Snow House

Banana Stuffed French Toast

18 slices cinnamon bread (not cinnamon raisin)
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese - softened
3 ripe bananas - mashed
8 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
Mixture of cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling

Grease or spray a 13 X 9 inch pan. Mix the cream cheese and add the banana to it. Arrange a layer of bread slices on the bottom of the pan. Spread each piece with a generous layer of cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Place another piece of bread on top of each slice and spread another layer of cream cheese mixture on each slice, repeat the cinnamon sugar step. Cover each piece with a third slice of bread.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cream and syrup and pour over the bread. If it floats push the bread down to immerse in liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered in preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes or until golden and puffy. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve.

Serves 6 Enjoy!