Banana Bread and Butter Pudding: A Delicious Dessert for Any Occasion

There are a lot of different mouthwatering desserts that are loved by people but only a few compared to banana bread and butter pudding. This dessert is an amazing mixture of different tastes and textures including Carbohydrates, vitamins, and fats are all blended in perfectly in this dessert. According to research, a normal serving of the desert has 3.6 grams of protein and 7% of fat.

Due to its versatile nature and evergreen taste, banana bread, and butter pudding has been loved by people. Be it birthday parties or family get-togethers, this dessert can easily be made and served at home. You can serve it both warm or chilled, attracting the taste buds of people of all ages. Due to its popularity, this dessert is also available in different confectionary stores for an affordable price.

A Classic Recipe for Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

List of Ingredients

  • 1 banana bread loaf (preferably a day old) cut into cubes
  • 4 ripe sliced bananas
  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulate sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Crushed nuts and raisins (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. We heat up the oven to a nice temperature of 175 degree Celsius and grease up a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. The softened butter is spread on both sides of the bread cubes which will add extra flavor to the dish.
  3. Some of the buttered cubes of bread are then placed evenly on the baking dish forming a layer. On top of this layer, half of the banana slices are placed, along with some topping is needed.
  4. The remaining bread cubes and banana slices are layered on top of this in a similar manner forming two layers of bread and banana.
  5. In a mixing bowl, the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and salt are added and whisked properly until it forms a thick custard.
  6. Pour this custard on the layered bread and banana and let it soak in properly. A spoon or a fork may be used to press down on the layers for the custard to properly go in.
  7. This whole setup is then wrapped up tightly in an aluminum foil such that there are no parts leaking and placed in a large baking pan.
  8. Water is poured into the baking pan so that the wrapped-up custard cooks properly and the whole setup is transferred to the oven which has been heating this whole time.
  9. The bread butter and banana pudding are baked until they form a goldish crust on the top and the dish is allowed to cool down a bit before being served.

Other Variations

Since this pudding is one of the most versatile and customizable desserts, there are a lot of different options that we can try with it.

Chocolate Chips Toppings

The delicious banana bread served with butter pudding at times can feel even tastier if you add some chocolate chips on top of the pudding. Especially if you are a chocolate lover, you will undoubtedly love the dish more.

Toppings with Nuts and raisins

Serving the banana bread with butter pudding with nuts and raisins is one of the most preferred toppings for this dessert. You can chop almonds or other nuts into smaller pieces and spread them on the pudding along with some raisins to add some delicious flavor to it.

Scoop of Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is something that can go with a lot of desserts. You can buy yourself a packet of whipped cream and add a scoop alongside your banana bread with butter pudding dessert. 

Restaurants have been adopting this trend and the number of restaurants that offer banana bread and butter pudding has increased by 2.37% over the last few years.

Why Banana Bread and Butter Pudding?

A blend of mouthwatering flavors

One of the major selling points of the banana bread and butter pudding is the fact that it has such a huge variety of different flavors all blended perfectly into one dessert. The sweetness of the banana, the softness of the bread, and the slightly salty and creamy texture of the butter, all of it give it a superior taste and an attractive texture.

A great dessert for a family gathering

Because of its easy recipe and various customization options, this dessert is a great food for any occasion. Be it a family gathering, birthday, or office party, everyone loves a nice warm scoop of banana pudding. It’s rich taste and creamy texture is the perfect match for an after-party dessert.

No need to go hard on your pocket

Apart from being a delicious dish, the banana bread and butter pudding is also one of the cheapest and most affordable desserts out there. The ingredients needed for making this delicacy are easily available in any grocery store for a minimum price. Once the ingredients are out of the way, the rest of the process is very easy and only needs an oven and a baking pan.

Serving suggestions and complementary flavors

Serving the pudding warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

In the recipe for the banana bread and butter pudding, we have already mentioned the use of vanilla essence. Now once this delicacy has been baked and is ready to serve, it will pair up perfectly with something chilled, and what better than a scoop of chilled vanilla ice cream? The two flavors go hand in hand and make the tastebuds go crazy with a beautiful blend of warm pudding and chilled ice cream.

Incorporate additional flavors

There are a lot of different flavors that people can try and customize with banana bread and butter pudding. The most note worth flavors are orange and chocolate. These flavors can be easily added to the mix and give the pudding recipe with bananas a new and fresh taste. Dark chocolate chips and orange peels are the best fit for achieving these flavors.

Health benefits of Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

Nutritional advantages of using ripe bananas

Despite some misleading online journals and blogs stating that bananas are one of the worst foods, the reality is far from it. Bananas are one of the most healthy and nutritious natural fruits available to humans, rich in a number of different nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, magnesium, etc.

There are a lot of different types of bananas available in the market, but we prefer the normal Cavendish types for making this dish. They are also rich in sugar and are an all-rounder when it comes to nourishing your body.

Bread Pudding in a healthy way

Banana bread and butter pudding is arguably one of the most lightweight and healthy bread puddings out there. The minimum levels of sugar and more usage of fruits, especially caramelized banana, and butter make it a lot easier on the body. Several other puddings add huge amounts of sweetening agents while in this pudding, the use of banana and butter makes up for most of the sweetness and texture.

Variations for different occasions

Adapting the recipe according to the occasion

Due to its versatility and ease of making, the banana bread and butter pudding can be customized indefinitely to fit the occasion perfectly. For example, if it’s a birthday party and there are a lot of kids playing around, then adding a bit more sugar and whipped cream to the dessert will be a mouth-water treat to the kids. While, if it’s an office party, then serving this dish warm might be a better choice.

Make an attractive display for the guests

Since this dessert goes with almost every dish, designing it a bit to make some cute little servings is quite easy. You can decorate your dinner table with a small plate of banana bread and butter pudding servings. Make the servings small, like cupcakes, and add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to give a new kind that the guests will surely love. Choco chips can be used to create new flavors as well.


This was our take on the simple yet mouthwatering dessert that is banana bread and butter pudding. The creamy texture of the bread along with the banana slices and whipped cream creates an extraordinary flavor that can’t be reciprocated. Also, it is quite easy to be made at home and the ingredients are affordable and easily available in the market.

We highly encourage our readers to try this awesome recipe at home and impress your family. There are a lot of different variations that can be made with this dessert. The Choco chips or orange peels add an exquisite flavor on top of the pre-existing creamy texture of the bread and butter. So, if you have never had banana bread and butter pudding before, we highly recommend giving this delicacy a try.