Banana Bread Pudding


Sweet, creamy, warm comfort food. Bread pudding, but better–with banana bread instead of regular bread, and filled with even more sliced bananas inside. And whipped cream on top. Want some? First, bake some banana bread. Use my recipe, or your own favorite. This recipe has a delicious hint of nutmeg.

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How to make Banana Bread:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ripe mashed bananas
1/3 cup softened butter
2 tablespoons milk or buttermilk
2 eggs
1/3 cup chopped pecans or other nuts (optional)

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed bananas, butter, buttermilk (or milk), and eggs. Using a mixer, beat well. Stir in nuts, if using; pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350-degrees for about 50 minutes. (Cover the top for the last 15 minutes of baking.)

Stop and eat a piece of banana bread. You know you want to.

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How to make Banana Bread Pudding:

1/2 loaf banana bread
1 1/2 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Slice and cube banana bread. Grease a deep dish pie pan or a round casserole dish. Spread half the cubed banana bread in the pie dish. Add sliced bananas. Cover with the other half of the cubed banana bread slices. Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl. Pour over cubed banana bread and bananas. Using a spoon, squish the banana bread at the top down to make sure all of the pieces get into the creamy goodness. Let sit for about 10 minutes (or overnight) then bake at 350-degrees for about 45 minutes. (Cover the top for the last 15 minutes of baking.)

Top with whipped cream. Eat it before dinner. Because you can.

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  1. Kim A. says:

    I want to do a taste test, just to ensure it really is as good as it looks. 😆

    Hey, I’ll even help you move for a serving (or two)!

    Well, as I LOVE both bread pudding and banana bread, I’ll be printing this recipe out tomorrow from work.

    I hope you have struck water by now, Suzanne!


  2. Shirley says:

    There’s nothing like something yummy to help with the disappointment of not being able to do what you had your heart set on.

    You’ll be all packed and completely ready by the time they hit water, and you’ll be glad you did wait a couple of extra days.

    Your bread pudding looks wonderful. I’ll have to make it for my family. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Mental P Mama says:

    Yum. There is footage all over the news of those cars in WV skidding all over the place. Looked horrible. You were smart to stay in and eat that bread pudding. Tomorrow will be here fast enough. :bananadance:

  4. Lisa J says:

    I am dissappointed for your sake. Knowing how badly you wanted this day to happen, for that I am very sorry. Chin up, for tomorrow will be here and the moving can begin. Hope you found a moment of rest to recharge your batteries! Thank you for taking the time to still post a wonderful dessert.

  5. Melissa says:

    Where’s the chocolate sauce? It looks so good. Never thought of using banana bread for bread pudding before.

  6. Jill S. says:

    You’ve made my hungry. I am going to have Youngest make the banana bread, pronto. She’s way better at it than me!

  7. Hillbilly2 says:

    Nothing like being snowed in. We always used it as family time, kinda like a camping trip. Anyway, enjoy it, the work starts tomorrow.

  8. pticester says:

    Oh, that pudding sounds so yummy!

    Mother Nature does have a mind of her own. Our last move was on a February day; first, it rained, then sleeted, then started snowing. Glad you have a choice to wait for a nicer day.

  9. robin says:

    moving is packing boxes! isn’t it? that’s what they told me! yum on the banana bread pudding…can even make some to warm up the house today…Use today to say goodbye to a slanted 100 year old farmhouse.

  10. Tori Lennox says:

    I’m really sorry you got hit by the snow storm that came through here. If I could have diverted it elsewhere, I would have. *hugs*

  11. lintys says:

    Oh man! I’m sorry for the dissapointment.

    That banana bread pudding looks fabulous! must try it.

  12. jan says:

    :chicken: So sorry that the move didn’t take place…must be just not the right time. It will come when it comes…the time I mean. The banana bread pudding looks great. My kids love banana bread and I think I have some frozen bananas in the freezer. Sounds like a great Sunday afternoon task and great dessert tonight. Thanks for the recipe. Praying for drier weather for you next week.

  13. Estella says:

    You sure play hob with my diet.

  14. Melanie says:

    So sorry you didn’t get to move, Suzanne. The snow has been wrecking our plans all winter long. (and i won’t even ask about the water thing.) Thanks for the recipe – it looks great. :bananadance:

  15. Sarah Cooper says:

    (This is strange for a first comment, but I have quietly been enjoying your blog!)

    I have received a You Make My Day award and I’m passing it along to you!

    Here are the obligatory “rules” that go with this award…

    1) Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think and/or make your day
    2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver
    3) Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news!

    Thank you for adding to my day through your blog!

  16. Shirlene says:

    Hey Suzanne,
    I happened onto your website through a link from another one
    about a week and a half ago and have been hooked ever since.
    You truly are an inspiration to me. It sounds like you get more done in one day than I can manage in a whole week!!
    I have printed a few of your yummy looking recipes(which, by the way, thank you for sharing)and I plan on making the Chocolate Pudding Cake tonight or tomorrow for my daughter while she is home from college for spring break. She shares my love for chocolate!!! CAN’T WAIT!! Yum, Yum.
    I am so sorry your moving day got delayed. I was actually wondering about you on the 8th, if you were moving or not.
    Your new home and your “old” home both are beautiful.
    I love old farmhouses, but your new home with that awesome porch looks wonderful! ENJOY!!

  17. kazari says:

    Another goodie is bread and butter pudding with left over Hot Cross Buns! (seeing as it’s nearly Easter)

  18. jaq says:

    oh my, that looks good! I love bread pudding, this version looks awesome!!

  19. Baby Island says:

    Great idea, I do this with pumpkin bread and lots of cloves and cinnimon after thanksgiving. YUMMY!!!

  20. Dez'sWife says:

    I had a coupled of ripened bananas and my bread is baking as I type…It looks good so far, can’t wait to taste it… :hungry:

  21. lrltree says:

    Sheez, thank goodness I happened upon this post. I’ve been trying for a few days now to find a good recipe for bread pudding using the banana nut bread I made the other day. will let you know how it goes. thanks

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