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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

  • Author: Naomi
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Bananas Foster Bread Pudding is a luxurious dessert that combines the creamy, comforting texture of bread pudding with the rich, caramelized flavor of bananas foster.



For the Bread Pudding:

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into cubes
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Bananas Foster Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Place the bread cubes in the baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together mashed bananas, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • Pour this mixture over the bread, ensuring all bread is covered.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes to absorb.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.
  • For the sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add brown sugar, and stir until dissolved.
  • Slowly pour in heavy cream, rum, and vanilla extract.
  • Bring to a slight boil and reduce heat.
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add sliced bananas and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve the warm bread pudding with the bananas foster sauce on top.


  • Bread Choice: The type of bread used can significantly affect the texture of the pudding. Brioche or challah is recommended for their rich, buttery quality, but other bread types can be used based on preference or availability.
  • Ripeness of Bananas: The ripeness of the bananas is key to the flavor of the dish. Overripe bananas will add more sweetness and a stronger banana flavor.
  • Custard Ratio: The ratio of milk to cream in the custard can be adjusted according to taste. More cream will result in a richer pudding.
  • Sauce Consistency: The consistency of the bananas foster sauce is crucial. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but still pourable.
  • Serving Suggestions: This dessert is best served warm. It pairs beautifully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent experience.
  • Storage: Leftover bread pudding can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated, making it a convenient make-ahead dessert option.
  • Customization: Feel free to customize the recipe by adding nuts, different spices like nutmeg or allspice, or even a splash of bourbon in the sauce for a different twist.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 620 kcal