February 15, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Bread pudding is my husband's favorite dessert. He loves bananas too so I created a pudding just for him. Bananas and then more banana. He is careful about his sugar intake so I added NO sugar to this recipe! The bananas are so sweet and the cinnamon and one whole tablespoon of vanilla so fragrant that there is no need for any sugar. The addition of sliced almonds gives the pudding a little final crunch. Delicious for breakfast too!!!

What You'll Need
  • 7 cups dry brioche cubes (1 1/1 inch)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 bananas
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter for baking dish
  1. Blend the milk, heavy cream, eggs, 2 bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. (use a blender) Add a pinch of salt.
  2. Put the cubed brioche bread, almonds, raisins and a sliced banana in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the milk, egg , banana mixture into the dry ingredients and gently mix.
  4. Pour into a buttered soufle or other baking dish and place in a larger baking dish for a water bath.
  5. Pour hot water to half way up the side of the pudding dish and place in a 325 degree oven for about 1 hour.

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8 Reviews

JNunn December 30, 2019
Please don't publish "reviews" from those who have not made the recipe. Uninformative and misleading when a reader expects to base a menu decision at least in part on the experiences of others.
Noel N. August 21, 2018
Beautiful. I don't bake but I steam the pudding in a pressure cooker for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Wonderful! My sons just love the pudding and my wife adores the pudding. This is the 2nd or 3rd time I have prepared this pudding. I don't get Brioche bread but I use Wheat bread. Thank you.
marymary March 26, 2014
OMG, this looks awesome.
Lizthechef November 2, 2012
I am definitely going to try this out on Larry -
coffeefoodwrite February 16, 2010
This looks so delicious! I love the fact that it does not have any sugar. I am going to try this.
aargersi February 16, 2010
Yum! So smart to use the banana and raisin as a sweetner too - this would make a great breakfast bread pudding too! Or a brunch one. With mimosas. :-)
Culinista A. February 16, 2010
Sounds delicious!
dymnyno February 16, 2010
Thank You!