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Easy Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

This easy banana bread pudding recipe is so amazing!! Homemade dessert or brunch casserole made with overripe bananas and made with a loaf of bread. 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!

banana bread pudding

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! (originally published 11/15, affiliate links present)

Banana Bread Pudding

We buy bananas like they’re going out of style! I can’t bear to throw any out if they aren’t eaten so I’ve created this and other overripe banana recipes to share. The longer they sit the sweeter they get for sure. For this one we want to keep them pretty yellow, but not green at all. They will go inside to get fruit in every single bite.

You can see the color I usually use down here. Fresh fruit bread pudding is amazing. I have used pie filling before during the Winter months but when summertime gets closer I can find cheaper produce in season so I go for that.


Easy Homemade 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. 

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.

Easy bread pudding recipe

How to Make Homemade Bread Pudding

This is way easier than you might think. For years I enjoyed it every once and a while at restaurants but after I figured this out we make it pretty often, and year round.

Time needed: 1 hour

Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Slice bread into cubes about 1.5″ squares as you see above. In a bowl add other ingredients and whisk together.

  2. Soak bread

    Put cubed bread in a large mixing bowl with milk so they can soak it up.

  3. Fold ingredients

    Gently fold together your egg and sugar mix into your bread bowl. Then slice bananas and gently fold those in too so they don’t break apart.

  4. Bake

    Pour banana bread pudding mix into greased 9×13″ pan, spread out evenly across pan. Put into preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until egg has solidified.

  5. Cool

    Take pan out and put on a cooling rack for 15 minutes or more before slicing so it can solidify.

This is what it should look like after it has cooled a bit. It will continue to cook a bit when you take it out in the pan. You want this so it stays really moist but the egg is cooked and safe to eat.

homemade banana bread pudding

Bread Pudding with a Loaf of Bread

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 banana bread pudding 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.
  • I would allow it to sit on a cooling rack, but in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes in order to solidify more before slicing and serving warm.

If you want extra sweetness you could serve with ice cream on top. Leftovers can be moistened with milk and sugar (just a sprinkle) on the top before microwaving for about 1 minute.

bread pudding with bananas

Easy banana bread pudding

  1. Bread – can use day old french bread or a loaf of bread with thick slices (like Sara Lee Artesano)
  2. Overripe bananas – not too brown
  3. Eggs and milk is best if 2% or whole
  4. Sugar vanilla and cinnamon just a bit if you like
  5. Caramel bits – optional but really good
  6. Serve with vanilla or banana flavored ice cream is amazing too
  7. Large bowl to whisk it all together
Is stale bread better for bread pudding?

Yes and no. I have used both, you just want it to not break apart. You can just use a fresh loaf as you see here (as long as they’re thick slices). Or leave the loaf out on the counter for a few hours out of the package. I have used both and they’re both fine.

Can I use ripe bananas for banana bread pudding?

You do want them to be more yellow than brown for this one. For banana bread it is best to have your fruit very ripe, bread pudding with bananas should be a bit firmer so they keep their shape when baked in the oven.

How do I incorporate the bananas into the bread pudding mixture?

Very carefully and with a spatula. You don’t want them to break apart so gently fold into the homemade banana bread pudding mixture before pouring into your casserole dish.

This leftover 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.


Easy Recipes Bread Pudding

Have more bananas you want to use up in something delicious? Our #1 most popular breakfast/dessert choice is this 4 ingredient banana bread. It is pretty incredible so I don’t blame people for making this over and over again.

  • I also make this pumpkin banana bread during the Fall. It’s so moist, and served with a cup of coffee in the morning it just makes me all giddy inside.
  • Now if you have a pressure cooker you can make our Instant Pot banana bread recipe too! Have you ever baked in that thing? It’s surprisingly good.
  • AAAaaaand let’s round out our banana recipes with this moist and delectable banana pudding cake!! OH YES!
banana pudding cake

Bread pudding with bananas

Ok I guess I am getting carried away but I have had them all and my mouth is already starting to drool y’all. 😉

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Easy Banana Bread Pudding

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! 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, bread pudding, dessert, easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 273kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Dice your day old 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 gently fold together. Cut banana, add to mixture and add your caramel bits to mixture. 
  • Spray non stick cooking spray into glass 9×12 baking dish. 
  • 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, but egg needs to be cooked vs. translucent.
  • Cool in pan on cooling rack for 10-15 minutes before serving so it can solidify.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Banana Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Missy C

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

My first time eat and making bread pudding and OMG! I did modify it a little - Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk - 1/2 c sugar and 1/4 c dark brown sugar - pinch salt - Vanilla bean paste - lots of cinnamon - 1/2 cup raisins - leftover bakery dinner rolls 10 Wisked eggs and sugar then added milk, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins. Added the diced rolls then folded in the sliced banana. Used a sprayed metal 13x9 and covered with plastic for a few hours. Baked exactly 30 minutes. It was heavenly. I will NEVER throw out bread again. This is a keeper and I will be sharing. Thank you

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 15th of March 2023

Oh so glad you loved it as much as us!


Monday 14th of December 2020

Recipe looks easy & very tasty. However, I don’t see where the printable recipe is?

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

At very bottom you can print

john thaw

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

thank you upfront

john xxiii

Saturday 10th of October 2020

thank you very much 뜻

Sylvia Cross

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

English person here could you tell me what is the heels of the bread, I can only assume you mean the crusts ie the top & bottom, only I never heard my mother-in-law ever say heels of bread, you learn something new every day.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Yes the 2 crust pieces.

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