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Banana Bread Pudding Recipe
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Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

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When I visited my grandmother in summer, I always looked forward to the comforting pudding she'd make. With its crusty golden top, custard-like inside and smooth vanilla sauce, this bread pudding is a real homespun dessert. Now I make it for my grandchildren. —Mary Detweiler, West Farmington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed day-old French or sourdough bread (1-in. pieces)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced firm bananas (1/4-inch pieces)
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 439 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 157 mg cholesterol, 561 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the bread cubes in a greased 2-qt. casserole; pour butter over and toss to coat. In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in bananas.
  2. Pour over bread cubes and stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan. Combine sugar and cornstarch; add to butter. Stir in milk and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a full boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla. Serve warm sauce over warm pudding. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Banana Bread Pudding in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 439 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 157 mg cholesterol, 561 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

very easy and delicious

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

This is very easy to bake, I love the ingredients n I've made it n it was so deliouse tastes, n u must try it,n thank you so much from taste of home, I would like more of different recipe .

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

Oh my word. The smell from my kitchen was awesome. I made a double batch. This recipe is phenomenal. I altered it to use truvia instead of sugar. And I don't normally use nutmeg so I skipped it. We dived in without the sauce. I might or might not make the sauce tomorrow.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

I used rum extract in place of the vanilla. It smelled so good coming out of the oven that we had it all gone doing "taste tests" before I ever got around to making the sauce. Definately a winner.

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

Love this recipe! I've been making it since it appeared in Taste of Home in '94. It is very flavorful. The sauce is a must for this. I've used this sauce for other recipes. Yum!

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