Banana brioche bake

Indulge in this delightful banana brioche bake. Crispy bacon, sugary syrup, and sweet banana - a little slice of food heaven.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Banana brioche bake
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 millilitre tub thickened cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • 200 gram packet streaky bacon
  • 400 gram brioche, cut into 2cm slices
  • 1/2 cup ballantyne spreadable butter
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • icing sugar, to serve


Banana brioche bake
  • 1
    Lightly grease an 18x25cm (6 cup) deep rectangle baking dish.
  • 2
    In a jug, whisk eggs, cream, milk, vanilla and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Set aside.
  • 3
    Roughly chop half the bacon. In a frying pan, cook chopped bacon on medium heat, 4-5 minutes until crispy. Cool.
  • 4
    Spread brioche slices liberally with butter. Layer in dish (trimming to fit) with 2 of the bananas and cooked bacon. Finish with a layer of brioche slices.
  • 5
    Carefully pour egg mixture over brioche, pressing slightly. Set aside 30 minutes to absorb. Preheat oven to moderate, 180C.
  • 6
    Cover dish with foil. Bake 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake a further 10-15 minutes until cooked when tested (the tip of a knife will be clean when removed from the centre). Set aside 10 minutes.
  • 7
    Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan cook remaining bacon on high, 4-5 minutes until crispy, adding remaining sliced banana and maple syrup for final 2 minutes.
  • 8
    Serve bake dusted with icing sugar and topped with maple bacon banana mixture.


If you don’t have brioche, try using fruit bread, croissants or sliced scones.

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