This easy banana bread pudding recipe is so amazing!! Like a dessert or brunch casserole made with overripe bananas and caramel bits if you want it to be really out of this world. You have to try this recipe for your family or to bring to a potluck, I assure you there won’t be any left to take home!
I recently decided to figure out a really easy bread pudding recipe because I had it at a restaurant and forgot just how much I loved it! I started with a caramel apple bread pudding, and now here to show you how to make an easy banana bread pudding that may have surpassed the yumminess of the caramel apple….but barely. 😉 Here’s the recipe! (originally published 11/15, affiliate links present)
We buy bananas like they’re going out of style!
With 3 kids and it being an inexpensive fruit, I buy several bunches at a time.
Then if there are any left over I can make this easy banana bread pudding!
Of course occasionally they become overripe and as to not let them go to waste I often make coconut banana bread out of them. When we have yellow ripe bananas, this banana bread pudding recipe is a great way to use them in this incredible dessert.
So first you are going to use a loaf of french bread or I have even used a loaf of bread. For both I typically wait a few days after buying it to use because you don’t want the bread to be really soft. Cut the bread into cubes like you see here above.
Then add your milk to a large mixing bowl and continue to add your bread pieces to the bowl of milk so it can get soaked up.
- In a large bowl whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla cinnamon ingredients
- Then add an entire banana to your bread/milk mixture (I cut the banana in half then cut pieces into the bowl).
Pour the melted butter into your bundt pan and then use another banana and cut slices into your bundt pan holes so they come out on the top of your bread pudding (makes it pretty). You can use another pan or dish instead and the recipe is the same, just may take a bit longer to bake but no biggie.
If you want to take this banana bread pudding recipe over the top add 1/2 cup of caramel bits or even chocolate chips.
- OH MY goodness is this a good addition.
- Now add your sugar/egg mixture into your bread/milk mixture and gently fold together.
- Fill your baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the sides begin to shrink in and egg is no longer runny.
- Spray with non stick spray first.
- Take out when knife inserted into the center comes out clean. It will be very moist but shouldn’t come out with raw ingredients on it.
What you need to make this Easy banana bread pudding
- Bread – can use french bread or a loaf of bread with thick slices (like the brand you see shown above)
- Overripe bananas
- Caramel bits – optional but really good
This easy banana bread pudding recipe is so flavorful you won’t need any glaze or anything on top. It’s fantastic just the way it is.
Check out my caramel apple bread pudding recipe and:
Serve warm alone, or in a bowl add a bit of vanilla ice cream to the top!
Easy Banana Bread Pudding
- 3 c milk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 c sugar
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 c caramel bits
- 1 loaf french or sandwich bread day old is best, discard heels of bread
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 tbsp melted butter if using a bundt or mini bundt pans
- Non stick spray if using 9x12 glass dish
- Dice your loaf of french bread, or thick sandwich bread (do not use heels).
- Add milk to large bowl. Put diced bread into milk and soak milk up with bread. In separate bowl add eggs, sugar, vanilla, almond extract and mix well.
- Add sugar mixture to bread mixture and mix well. Cut banana, add to mixture and add your caramel bits to mixture.
- Melt butter and pour into bundt pan if you're using that, or spray non stick cooking spray into glass 9x12 baking dish.
- Fill bundt holes with a banana slice and then with bread pudding mix, or pour mix directly into glass baking dish and put in oven at 350 degrees for approx.
- 30 minutes or until egg is no longer soft. You don't want to over cook this as bread pudding should be soft.
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