Whisk eggs, milk and 1/4 cup syrup in pie plate until blended.
Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Dip 1 bread slice in egg mixture, turning to evenly moisten both sides of bread. Shake gently over pie plate to allow excess egg mixture to drip off.
Add bread to hot waffle iron; close lid, gently pressing on lid handle to flatten bread slightly. Cook 3 to 4 min. or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
Meanwhile, microwave remaining syrup in large microwaveable measuring cup on HIGH 30 sec. or just until warmed. Gradually whisk in cream cheese spread until melted. Microwave 30 sec. to 1 min. or until sauce is smooth and creamy, whisking every 15 sec. (Do not let sauce come to boil.)
Slice bananas; spoon over waffles. Top with cream cheese sauce and nuts.
For best results, trim the bread slices to fit your waffle iron before using to prepare sandwiches. If your waffle iron is large enough to fit 2 bread slices, then you can prepare and cook this French toast in batches of 2 bread slices each.
If You Don't Have a Waffle Iron
If you don't have a waffle iron, then you can cook the dipped bread slices in a nonstick skillet, or skillet sprayed with cooking spray, on medium heat 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.
How to Keep the Cooked French Toast Slices Warm
To keep the cooked French toast slices warm until all are prepared, place in single layer on rimmed baking sheet in 200ºF oven until ready to serve.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.