In a medium-size bowl beat together whipped cream cheese, ripe banana and powdered sugar until incorporated. Set aside.1
To make french toast:
In a shallow dish, beat eggs, whole milk, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar until well incorporated.
Heat a frying pan or griddle on medium-high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter for every 2 slices of cinnamon raisin bread. Once the butter is melted in the pan (about 1 minute), quickly dip 2 pieces of cinnamon raisin bread (both sides) into the egg mixture and place in the pan. *Do not over-crowd the pan. Make sure you work in batches. Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes until golden in color.
After flipping the slices of cinnamon raisin bread add 1 ½ tablespoons of banana cream cheese mixture to the cooked side of bread. Place the second slice of french toast on top of the banana cream cheese mixture cooked side down (to form a sandwich). Flip and flatten ensuring that the cream cheese binds to the two slices of bread. Cook for one additional minute. Repeat until you have 4 servings of french toast (2 slices sandwiched together equals one serving.) Keep the cooked stuffed french toast in an oven at 250 degrees.
Serve Cinnamon Raisin Banana Stuffed French Toast with sliced bananas, dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup, if desired.
Bread - If you don't have cinnamon raisin bread on hand you can also use brioche, challa, or even thick sliced white bread.
Cream Cheese - Looking to cut calories? Try using the ⅓ less cream cheese also known as Neufchatel.
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may vary depending on serving size and ingredients.