The best situation on a Saturday morning is to wake-up and know exactly what you are planning to make for breakfast. Maybe you've already made a casserole that needs to only go in the oven or you at least have a plan.
Today was not one of those Saturdays.
I walked in the kitchen to see three bananas on the counter that were bought last Sunday and by this morning they were definitely giving me the stink eye. Sitting right next to the bananas was a loaf of beautiful whole wheat harvest loaf with grains, nuts (walnuts and sunflowers) and even some wheat berries.
That can be the makings of a great breakfast casserole.
So I chopped about 5 cups of large cubes of the bread and put it in a square casserole dish with the bananas and a custard mixture. The texture from the bread worked really well with the sweetness of the bananas. It was a perfect breakfast.
Banana French Toast Casserole
5 cups dense wheat bread (better if it includes nuts like walnuts and sunflower seeds)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
3 ripe bananas sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8x8 glass casserole dish with butter. Add the 5 cups of cubed bread and sliced bananas. Make sure the the bananas are incorporated into the spaces in between the bread and are throughout the casserole. Layer at least one sliced banana on top. In a mixing bowl add the heavy cream, milk, eggs and sugar and whisk together. Pour over the bread and bananas. Put in the oven for about 40 minutes or cooked through and golden brown.