My eleven year old daughter loves anything banana. Bananas are one of her favorite foods to eat and we go through a lot of them. I am always coming up with new ways to use them.
I recently had some bananas and some bread that needed to be used. One of my favorite ways to use up extra bread is to make bread pudding. We love my chocolate bread pudding and also my apple bread pudding, so I decided to give banana bread pudding a try.
What I came up with was a dessert that my daughter and everyone else loved.
And it was even better with a little caramel sauce drizzled over the top. Drizzle the caramel over it when it is still warm and it will melt down into the bread pudding and be soooo good.
Banana Bread Pudding Recipe
A classic bread pudding made better with bananas and caramel.
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup brown sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
- pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 10 ounce of bread cut into cubes (this is about ½ loaf) I used gluten free bread and it worked fine.
- Optional- Caramel sauce (I used ice cream topping)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- In a bowl mix together the milk, cream, eggs, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir in bananas.
- Carefully stir in bread.
- Place mixture into small ramekins or small jars.
- Place jars in a pan that has been filled with about ½ inch of water. You are creating a water bath.
- Place in the oven and bake for 35-38 minutes.
- Drizzle with caramel sauce if using.
- Cool slightly before serving.
- This can also be made in a larger pan, like an 11x7 and put in a water bath using a larger pan.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 7g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
i have a question. As I’m starting to cook with my girls (7 & 10) I’ve noticed several of the recipes we want to make use heavy cream/whipping cream/1/2 and 1/2. It’s pricey to buy and have go bad if you don’t use it all. Can you freeze it in 1/4 cup increments to use later…have you tried? How do YOU keep it on hand without having it go bad?
I love that you made and served these in small jars. Super cute idea!
Kim @ Eat What You've Got
Since we love banana pudding and bread pudding at our house, I am sure this would be loved as well! Thank for sharing!
I added 1 cup raisins, 1 banana slice in pieces, and some cinnamon. Taste delicious! Thank you for the idea,