Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

And today I bring you one of my all time FAVORITE desserts.  

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.  Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I have a group of girlfriends who I love. We get together for each others birthdays and celebrate. Except last year our schedules got the best of us and it never happened. You see we all work together in a restaurant so it isn’t so easy to get a night off for all 5 of us.

I’m sure you guessed it.. we got together. On February 12- Mardi Gras theme was our dinner. I was in charge of dessert. Typical 🙂

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

 I didn’t feel like making king cake… I was craving bread pudding.

I have never really had “bananas foster” it always sounded good but something else always sounded better.

Since I was craving bread pudding and bananas foster was southern dessert that popped up when I googled Mardi Gras desserts I knew I had to combine them.

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I threw this together after work before the dinner party. I added as I went. Honestly I am in love with this. Every piece of bread was moist and caramelized  The rum and banana extract make this bread pudding from good to AMAZING. It’s friday night as I write this and I just ate the last slither of this and it was still to die for! I cannot say enough of how much I enjoyed this.
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

To top the bread pudding off I made a rum/banana caramelized sauce to pour all over. Woah baby this was good!!

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I also enjoyed this with ice cream because, well, let’s be honest everything is better a la mode!! 
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding


This recipe is easy, delicious and will be the hit of your next dinner party! I promise!

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 9-12 servings


  • 5 1/2-6 cups stale bread ( I used french baguette and a french loaf)
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp banana extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1tbsp rum ( I used Sailor Jerry's)
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick butter (unsalted or salted)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp banana liqueur
  • 1/4 cup rum (I use Sailor Jerry's)


  1. Make sure your bread is stale. If not break it into bite size pieces place on a baking sheet and cook at 350F for 15 minutes or so. Leave your oven on and grease a 9X13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, heavy whipping cream and milk. Add in vanilla and banana extracts, cinnamon and rum.
  3. Pour bread chunks into egg mixture and pour into greased pan. Let sit for 20 minutes. I placed a damp paper towel on top of the mixture while marinating to keep moisture in.
  4. Slice banans thin and layer on top of bread mixture.
  5. In a small bowl combine butter, pecans and brown sugar. Sprinkle on top of bananas.
  6. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream evenly over the top of everything, then bake for 50-55 minutes.
  7. Once cooked let cool on a wire rack and right before serving begin the sauce. (Or make ahead and re heat for serving)
  8. In a medium saucepan heat butter, brown sugar and cream. Once fully combined add banana extract and rum.
  9. Drizzle on top of bread pudding and serve with ice cream!


* You could use banana liqueur in lieu of the banana extract *

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    1. Hi Frances, I have never made this overnight. I have seen tons of french toast, being very similar to bread pudding, recipes for overnight but I have never made one myself. Personally I think it would work, but like I said I have never tried it. Sorry I cannot help yo any more. LMK if you try it!! 🙂

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