There is nothing better than a warm, melt-in-your-mouth dessert to help warm you up on the cold winter evenings in front of the fire. The banana bread pudding recipe given below will allow you to enjoy a delicious dessert in the evening without taking too much of your time. This is a simple dessert that can be prepared in an hour and a half (including the baking time) and is ready to eat immediately.
Items needed for banana bread pudding recipe:
Bread slices – 6-8 (white or brown, or a mix of both)
Refined sugar – 5 tablespoons
Raisins – 1/3 cup
Roasted and chopped pecans – 1/2 cup
Ripe banana – 3 (large)
Eggs – 4 large
Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tablespoon
Butter – 1/4 stick
Whipping cream – 2 cups
Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
To make the bread pudding:
Grease a 9 1/2 inch baking dish with a little butter.
Heat the oven to 180°C.
Remove the brown crust from the bread slices and cut the bread in thin fingers. Set aside in open air.
Peel the bananas, slice them lengthwise, and cut in thin slices.
Brown the butter and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a pan on medium heat. Add the banana slices and fry them on low heat until caramelized. Allow to cool.
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the remaining sugar, nutmeg powder, whipping cream and vanilla extract, and mix well.
Add the banana slices to the mix.
In the baking dish, arrange about a third of the bread fingers at the bottom.
Arrange a layer of bananas over the bread and pour a third of the mix over it.
Sprinkle some soaked raisins and pecans on top.
Create another banana-bread layer over the top and spread the rest of the bread fingers as a final layer.
Press lightly to allow the bread soak up the liquid.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
While the pudding is baking, prepare the sauce using:
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of whipping cream
1/2 cup of brown sugar
A pinch of salt
Melt the butter in a pan and add the cream and sugar to it. Once it is all mixed, add the salt.
Remove from heat.
Your sauce is ready.
To serve, cut a sliver of the bread pudding and put it on a plate. Serve the sauce in a dipping bowl alongside it.