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5 from 16 votes
Cook Time : 40 mins
Total Time : 50 mins
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Last Updated on October 6, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Banana bread pudding is a classic comfort food that never gets old. This version is made with cinnamon and brown sugar for a delicious, sweet flavor.

If you love Banana Bread then this classic recipe is for you. This bread pudding is filled with all of the same great flavors, plus a few added extras like cinnamon and brown sugar. It’s sure to become a family favorite!

a slice of Banana Bread Pudding on a plate with bananas on the side.

Bread Pudding Recipe 

I love making banana bread because bananas are filled with nutrients such as potassium and vitamins B6 and C. They’re also a great source of dietary fiber. 

Why I Love This Recipe

Banana bread pudding is a delicious, sweet dish that will warm your heart. This version has an extra boost of spice from cinnamon and brown sugar for those cold fall or winter nights when you just want to warm up from the inside out. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Looks beautiful on a plate
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love banana bread recipes like this one, then next time you may want to give this Nutella Banana Bread recipe a try.

Ingredients

Banana Bread Pudding ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this moist quick bread recipe. You may be able to avoid a trip to the local grocery store. This is a great way to use brown bananas and day-old bread. 

Melted Butter – I like to use unsalted butter when baking, but if you only have salted butter on hand you can use that. 

Chopped Bread Cubes – Use any type of bread that you have around the house. I’ve found a bread made with white flour works best, but whole wheat can be used also. 

Overripe Bananas – These bananas will be lending some sweetness to your bread, so it’s important that you use overripe bananas.  

Substitutions

Bread: Instead of loaf bread, you can use leftover rolls, hamburger buns, or hot dog buns.

Bananas: If you don’t have overripe bananas, you can use fresh bananas. However, your bread will not be as sweet.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Are you looking to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are a few ways that you can personalize this recipe. 

Chocolate: Add some chocolate chips for a delicious twist.

Nuts: Stir in a handful of chopped nuts before baking. I like to add pecans or walnuts.

Glaze: If you are not a fan of glaze feel free to leave it off altogether.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this recipe. Gather these kitchen tools and get ready to enjoy this tasty recipe. 

  • casserole dish – You will need to use a 9×13 casserole dish. I recommend that you use a glass or ceramic baking dish.  A metal baking dish could cause you to have to dry bread pudding.

How to Make Banana Bread Pudding

Making this bread pudding is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have an easy dessert or snack that your whole family will enjoy. 

Step 1: Preheat the oven 

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Step 2: Grease a casserole dish 

Grease a 9″x13″ casserole dish and set it aside.

Step 3: Mix the brown sugar and melted butter

Beat together the melted butter and brown sugar until well-combined.

brown sugar and melted butter combined.

Step 4: Add in the remaining wet ingredients.

Beat in the milk, heavy whipping cream, eggs, cinnamon, and salt until well-combined.

Melted butter, brown sugar, milk, heavy whipping cream, eggs, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Step 5: Add the bread cubes to the prepared pan

Place your bread cubes in the baking dish.

Bread cubes in a glass baking dish.

Step 6: Top with banana slices

Top the bread cubes with banana slices.

Bread cubes and banana slices in a glass baking dish.

Step 7: Pour the wet ingredients into the pan on top of the bread and bananas.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Then toss to coat the bread and banana slices.

Step 8: Cover and bake

Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the tinfoil and continue baking for 20-30 more minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 9: Cool the pudding

Allow bread pudding to cool slightly before preparing the optional vanilla glaze.

Banana bread pudding in a glass baking dish.

Step 10: Make the glaze

Whisk together all glaze ingredients and pour evenly over the banana bread pudding.

glaze being poured over the banana bread pudding.

Step 11: Allow the glaze to harden then serve

Allow glaze to set for at least an hour before cutting and serving.

Banana bread pudding with glaze in a glass baking dish.

Serving Suggestions

This banana bread pudding is great on its own, but you can top it with a scoop of this comforting bowl of No Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream or enjoy a glass of this Caramel Frappuinco.

Banana Bread Pudding on a plate with bananas and eggs on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your bread pudding turns out perfectly for you. 

  • If you want an extra moist quick bread, add an additional banana.
  • For a more pronounced banana flavor, use all overripe bananas.
  • I recommend that you spray your casserole dish well so that clean-up is easy. 
  • Another way to top this brunch recipe is to drizzle the top with caramel sauce, or chocolate syrup. 
  • I’ve found that white bread, sourdough bread, brioche, challah, or french bread work best for this recipe. 
  • You can also add more flavor to this pudding by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or ground nutmeg.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this banana bread pudding recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

This leftover banana bread pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat this bread pudding by placing your desired portion in the microwave and heating for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this banana bread pudding ahead of time. Just follow the recipe as directed and store your casserole in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap until you are ready to bake it.

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Banana Bread Pudding

Corinne Schmitt
Banana bread pudding is a classic comfort food that never gets old.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 309 kcal

Equipment

  • 9×13 casserole dish
  • Large bowl
  • Aluminum foil
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 35%
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 cups Chopped Bread Cubes approximately 16oz
  • 3 Overripe Bananas sliced (approximately 1 cup)

Optional Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Milk as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Grease a 9″x13″ casserole dish and set it aside.
  • Beat together the melted butter and brown sugar until well-combined.
  • Beat in the milk, heavy whipping cream, eggs, cinnamon, and salt until well-combined.
  • Place your bread cubes in the baking dish.
  • Top the bread cubes with banana slices.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Then toss to coat the bread and banana slices.
  • Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the tinfoil and continue baking for 20-30 more minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow bread pudding to cool slightly before preparing the optional vanilla glaze.
  • Whisk together all glaze ingredients and pour evenly over the banana bread pudding.
  • Allow glaze to set for at least an hour before cutting and serving.

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Notes

  • If you want an extra moist quick bread, add an additional banana.
  • For a more pronounced banana flavor, use all overripe bananas.
  • I recommend that you spray your casserole dish well so that clean-up is easy. 
  • Another way to top this brunch recipe is to drizzle the top with caramel sauce, or chocolate syrup. 
  • I’ve found that white bread, sourdough bread, brioche, challah, or french bread work best for this recipe. 
  • You can also add more flavor to this pudding by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or ground nutmeg.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 337mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 519IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 2mg
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