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Bread Pudding with Bananas

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Bread pudding is a hearty and rich dessert, which can, on occasion, also be enjoyed as a special breakfast. There are many variations of this delicious dessert but this one, in particular, is a enriched with the addition of fresh bananas. Do not throw away those over-ripe bananas that are sitting on the kitchen counter; try this recipe for a real treat.

Bread Pudding with Bananas

  • Canola oil cooking spray, similar to PAM
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 eggs plus 4 egg yolks
  • 3 very ripe bananas (about 1 1/4 cups), peeled and mashed well
  • 6 cups 1" bread cubes, lightly packed; use a hearty country loaf
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together half-and-half, 3/4 cup honey, cinnamon, salt, eggs and yolks and bananas until well mixed.
  2. Stir in bread and set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer bread mixture into lightly greased 9" x 13" baking dish. Bake in 350° oven until firm in the middle and golden brown on the edges, about 45 to 55 minutes.
  4. Set aside and allow to cool for about 1 hour.

Whipped topping

  1. In a large bowl, whisk heavy cream and remaining 3 tablespoons honey until soft peaks form.
  2. Serve bread pudding with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top.

Serves 6.

Enjoy!

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