Classic Bread Pudding is filled with bananas, pecans, and rum! Creating a gorgeous Bananas Foster inspired Bread Pudding! Easy to make this recipe is a crowd pleaser, best served a la mode.
And today I bring you one of my all-time favorite desserts.
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.
I have a group of girlfriends who I love. We get together for each others birthdays and celebrate. Except for 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 🙂
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 a southern dessert that popped up when I googled Mardi Gras desserts I knew I had to combine them
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.
To top the bread pudding off I made a rum/banana caramelized sauce to pour all over. Woah baby this was good!!
I also enjoyed this with ice cream because, well, let's be honest everything is better a la mode!!
This recipe is easy, delicious and will be the hit of your next dinner party! I promise!
Please let me know if you make this Bananas Foster Bread Pudding recipe by leaving a rating and review belowPrint
- 5 ½-6 cups stale bread ( I used a french baguette and a french loaf)
- 5 large eggs, beaten
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tsp banana extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1tbsp rum ( I used Sailor Jerry's)
- 2 large bananas, sliced
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup pecans, chopped
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 stick butter (unsalted or salted)
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp banana liqueur
- ¼ cup rum (I use Sailor Jerry's)
- 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.
- In a large bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, heavy whipping cream, and milk. Add in vanilla and banana extracts, cinnamon and rum.
- Pour bread chunks into the 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.
- Slice bananas thin and layer on top of bread mixture.
- In a small bowl combine butter, pecans and brown sugar. Sprinkle on top of bananas.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream evenly over the top of everything, then bake for 50-55 minutes.
- Once cooked let cool on a wire rack and right before serving begin the sauce. (Or make ahead and reheat for serving)
- In a medium saucepan heat butter, brown sugar and cream. Once fully combined add banana extract and rum.
- Drizzle on top of bread pudding and serve with ice cream!
* You could use banana liqueur in lieu of the banana extract *
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: English
Keywords: bananas foster dessert recipe, bread pudding with bananas