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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding | Grandbaby Cakes

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

This decadent bananas foster bread pudding is sure to be a favorite. French bread gets baked into submission when submerged in sweet custard and drenched in a lovely caramel and banana laden sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, crowd pleasers, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 448kcal


For the Bread Pudding:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut milk (or any milk you prefer
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups stale french bread broken into small pieces

For the Bananas Foster:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 banana cut in slices
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract


For the Bread Pudding:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs and yolk, milk, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Fill 2-3 large ramekins with bread pieces then pour egg liquid over the tops of bread soaking each ramekin.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until bread pudding is set.

For the Bananas Foster:

  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter then whisk in both sugars, corn syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  • Continue cooking until it begins to bubble then whisk in heavy cream. Continue to cook over medium heat and allow it to begin to thicken.
  • Stir in banana slices and continue to cook until a thick sauce has developed and coats the back of a spoon. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and rum extracts then pour sauce over each bread pudding and serve warm.


You can replace the coconut milk with any milk you prefer.  From almond milk to regular cow's milk, the choice is yours.  
For the bread pudding, I prefer to let my bread sit out for a couple days to develop a stale texture.  If you don't have the time, simply bake your bread for a few minutes to dry it out.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 185mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.1mg