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Banana Bread Pudding

Banana bread pudding has a crusty, golden top with a soft, gooey inside and flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s best served warm and drizzled with caramel sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Bread Pudding Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 417kcal


  • 16 oz french bread loaf
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup melted butter plus more for greasing
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 medium bananas mashed (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • caramel sauce for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 x 13” glass baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs until frothy.
  • Add heavy cream, melted butter, milk, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. Whisk until combined.
  • Mash bananas with a fork. Then add the mashed bananas and chopped walnuts to the egg mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Slice bread into bite sized pieces. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  • Pour egg mix over bread and toss to mix evenly. Allow the bread to absorb the egg mixture for 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the center of the bread pudding is set (bread bounces back slightly when pressed) and the top is evenly browned.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce if desired and serve warm.



If you have a piece or two of bread that is sticking up higher than others (particularly around the edges), you can cover just that area with a small piece of aluminum foil if it begins to burn before the rest of the pudding has browned.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg