Banana Bread Pudding – where bread pudding meets banana bread in one warm, delicious dish! Perfect for an easy breakfast, weekend brunch, or dessert treat!
This easy bread pudding recipe is full of your favorite hearty bread, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and fresh bananas! Be sure to try the homemade glaze that only requires three ingredients to take this dish over the top. You won’t be disappointed!
Sweet Bread Pudding with Bananas
Who says you have to choose between banana bread and banana pudding? This recipe gives the flavors of both in one simple dish.
All the ingredients needed in this homemade banana pudding recipe are pantry staples that you probably already have! And since we’re all guilty for ALWAYS buying too many bananas at the store, this simple pudding recipe is perfect for using them all up.
This is the perfect comfort dessert that everyone will love. Using fresh bananas adds a hint of natural sweetness that you’re not going to want to miss!
- Bread, cubed
- Butter, melted
- Whole milk
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
How To Make Healthy Banana Bread Pudding
Step 1: Add to pan
Place the bread cubes and bananas in a greased 2-quart baking dish or 4 individual ramekins.
Step 2: Mix
In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Step 3: Bake
Pour over bread cubes and stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for about 40 minutes.
Step 4: Make optional Glaze
For the optional glaze just combine the glaze ingredients and drizzle over top.
Tips or Variations
- You can easily alter this simple pudding dish. Drizzle some caramel sauce over the top for a quick burst of flavor.
- You can also add in some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts, too!
Is bread pudding better warm or cold?
This is why this recipe for homemade banana bread pudding is the best! You can enjoy it hot, cold, warm, or even at room temperature. I highly recommend that you try it in a bunch of different ways to see what you like best.
Should I refrigerate bread pudding?
Yes, any leftovers need to be stored in the fridge. This will keep it from becoming soggy and help it retain it’s texture.
How Long Does banana bread pudding last in the fridge?
To enjoy it while it’s the freshest, you need to eat it within 3-4 days of storing it in the fridge.
What can I do with an old loaf of bread?
This banana pudding dessert shows you just that! You can easily cube up the bread and turn it into something delicious.
How do you make baked banana bread moister?
This is where you can add on a glaze that can help it out. It shouldn’t be dry once you bake it, but if it is just be certain to add on the glaze.
What are some good mix-ins for this banana bread pudding?
While this pudding recipe is delicious, I like to mix in some raisins sometimes, and some cranberries, too. I do this once I’m eating it, not when I’m baking it. They just add a fun texture and a whole other layer of sweetness.
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Banana Bread Pudding
- 4 cups hearty bread, cubed
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sliced bananas
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place the bread cubes and bananas in a greased 2 quart baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour over bread cubes and stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for about 40 minutes.
- For the optional glaze just combine the glaze ingredients and drizzle over top.