Banana-Bread Bread Pudding

We used real banana bread in our Banana-bread Bread Pudding. Serve warm, straight from the oven.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Banana Bread

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
eggs
2
cups mashed very ripe bananas (4 medium)

Custard

2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2 1/4
cups half-and-half
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
Dash salt
3
eggs

Garnish

Powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down side of bowl after each addition. Beat in bananas until well mixed. On low speed, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Pour into baking dish.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
  • 5 Cut Banana Bread into 1-inch cubes. Place cubes in single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Return to oven; toast cubes 15 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice, until slightly dried out.
  • 6 Place dried cubes in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish or 6 individual ramekins. Set aside.
  • 7 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. On low speed, beat in half-and-half. Add vanilla, salt and 3 eggs; beat until almost smooth. Pour Custard evenly over bread cubes in dish. Cubes should be completely soaked by Custard; if not, use spoon to press cubes down into Custard.
  • 8 Bake 35 to 50 minutes or until Custard is set. Sprinkle top of bread pudding with powdered sugar. Cut into squares; serve warm.

Expert Tips

The banana bread can easily be made a day in advance.

The bread pudding is best served warm. If making in advance, warm slightly in the oven or microwave before serving.