Bananas Foster Breakfast Strata

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Bananas Foster Breakfast StrataRecipe
Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart
Take care when adding the rum to the hot pan; it flames up immediately. You can also add the rum off the heat and then carefully light it with a long match.
Serves 14 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 medium bananas, sliced
1/2 cup rum
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 (12-ounce) cans fat-free evaporated milk
1 (1-pound) French bread baguette, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Cooking spray
1.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare strata, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and butter to pan; swirl until foamy. Stir in bananas; sauté 1 minute. Carefully add half of rum; cook rum until flames subside. Add remaining rum, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 3 minutes or until bananas are soft. Spoon the banana mixture into a large bowl, and press bananas with a pastry blender or fork until chunky. Combine half-and-half, granulated sugar, eggs, and evaporated milk in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add banana mixture and bread cubes, tossing well to coat. Place bread mixture in a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

3. To prepare streusel, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, walnuts, and next 3 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt), stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil. Remove strata from oven; sprinkle evenly with streusel. Bake an additional 30 minutes or until golden and set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Created date

October 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 359
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 10.4 g
Carbohydrate 63.3 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Calcium 205 mg