Bananas Foster Bread Pudding (2024)

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Classic Bread Pudding is filled with bananas, pecans, and rum! Creating a gorgeous Bananas Foster inspiredBread Pudding! Easy to make this recipe is a crowd pleaser, best served a la mode.

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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 🙂

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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 andcaramelized The rum andbananaextract make this breadpuddingfrom 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!!

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I also enjoyed this with ice cream because, well, let's be honest everything is better a la mode!!

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

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Classic Bread Pudding is filled with bananas, pecans, and rum! Creating a gorgeous Bananas Foster inspiredBread Pudding! Easy to make this recipe is a crowd pleaser, best served a la mode.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 servings 1x
  • 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)


  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 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.
  4. Slice bananas 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 ¼ 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 reheat 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 *

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: English

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  1. Kim of Mo'Betta says

    I'm not a fan of bananas, but this looks AMAZING! And bread and rum....2 of my favorite things 😉


    • Elizabeth says

      I am not going to lie it was amazing! 😉


  2. Moriah says

    Wha, what happened? I started reading the description and I think I lost conciousness . 😉


    • Elizabeth says

      Haha I lost consciousness while eating this, it was SOO good!


  3. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says

    Oh, yum.


    • Elizabeth says

      Thanks Aimee 🙂


  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks says

    I have an overnight pumpkin-based bread-pudding make-ahead breakfast bake that this sort of reminds me of...and I have a bananas foster shooters recipe. And I love bread pudding...I love everything you did here and this is a dessert I'd be all over!


    • Elizabeth says

      Mmm overnight pumpkin bread pudding sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  5. Brenda says

    This looks AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned 😉


    • Elizabeth says

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning! 🙂


  6. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says

    Oh my, I'm going to have to make this for my mom--she love bananas foster AND bread pudding! This looks great! Thanks so much for linking up at What's In Your Kitchen Wednesday.


    • Elizabeth says

      Thank you Ashley! This bread pudding was seriously amazing! I hope you try it 🙂 And thank you for hosting! I love your blog 🙂


  7. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    I want to come over and have this with you! I drool over banana's foster! Such a great recipe! Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!


    • Elizabeth says

      Seriously do come over because me left alone with this will not turn out good!


  8. Frances says

    Can you make any of this ahead of time and let sit in the ice box overnight?


    • Elizabeth says

      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!! 🙂


  9. LC says

    What type of ice cream is that? Looks like coffee, maybe?


    • Elizabeth Waterson says

      Yes coffee ice cream, my fave! 🙂


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