The grocery items that usually end up spoiling the kitchen are milk, bread, bananas and eggs. What better way to use them all up than by making a simple, yet delicious, banana bread pudding? Customize your final product by adding your choice of toppings, ranging from chocolate chips to nuts.

#SpoonTip: Use healthier versions of the ingredients to cut back on unnecessary calories. Think whole wheat bread, low fat milk and non-fat Greek yogurt.

Banana Bread Pudding

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 hour
  • Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes
  • Servings:15
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup toppings, like chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, etc. (optional)
Photo by Rachel Lee
Photo by Rachel Lee

Step 1

Butter or oil a baking pan.

Photo by Rachel Lee
Photo by Rachel Lee

Step 2

Use your hands to tear the bread into approximately 1×1 inch pieces. Set aside.

#SpoonTip: For a better tasting final product, rip off the crusts.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs, bananas, yogurt, brown sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Mix well.

Step 4

Soak the pieces of bread in the mixture and use your hands to mix well. Make sure all pieces are submerged. Let it sit for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 6

Pour the mixture-soaked bread into a baking pan and spread evenly. You can either mix in your choice of toppings or sprinkle them on top for an prettier look.

Step 7

Bake for 60 minutes, or until the bread has puffed up and the pudding is turning brown.

Cut out a square (or more, we won’t tell), and enjoy.