This is for La Sabrosona who is a remarkable woman.
This can be made Gluten Free and Alcohol Free if you chose. Everything is adaptable in life
- 5 Bananas
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Pecans
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1 Tsp. Butter Extract
- 1 14 Oz. Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 Cups Whole Milk
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/8 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
- 10 Cups Cubed Bread (Regular or GF)
- 4 Tbsp. Rum or Rum Extract (You can eliminate alcohol or Extract is GF)
Heat oven to 200 and bake cubed bread for 10 minutes.
When that’s done let bread cool and increase oven temp. to 375. Spray a 9 inch pan or baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and melt 1/2 cup of Butter in the pan. Remove from oven and sprinkle the Brown Sugar evenly over the melted butter. Set aside.
Slice Bananas lengthwise or in circles. Lengthwise is faster. Soak them for 3 to 4 minutes in Rum or Extract then place in pan over the Butter/Brown Sugar make sure bottom of the pan is entirely covered. If you have to, cut Bananas to fit any gaps.
In a large bowl combine Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Eggs, Vanilla, Butter Extract, Salt, and Cinnamon. Whisk until frothy then add cubed bread. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Stir in Pecans.
Spoon mixture over bananas and press down firmly. You might want to put a baking sheet underneath for spillage.
Bake at 375 for 60 minutes until center is set and bread is golden brown.
Allow to cool 20-30 minutes then invert onto a platter. If using Rum you can flambe.
If doing Gluten Free make sure you read labels. Not all Vanilla Extract is GF or Rum Extract. I don’t think you need the Butter Extract it seems kind of redundant. I’ve also done a Bananas Foster using Maple Syrup and no alcohol. No one noticed much of a difference. If you’re from New Orleans you will and I apologize for the tweaking. Happy Baking!
P.S. Living Gluten Free because you have Celiac isn’t always fun. It’s hard to find food that doesn’t cost a lot. Forget going out to eat and when you’re not feeling well you can never find something quick. It only takes a bread crumb the size of a grain of sand to make me sick. Some people only have to touch Gluten. There are Celiac sufferer’s who’s Celiac is always active because it was detected too late. This can cause many problems involving the Immune System and some Cancers. It isn’t a fad for some of us. For some of us it is a serious Disease. It could be the reason my Kidneys keep failing. So show some tolerance. Thanks!