Sweet and happy-making, like the perfect marriage between bread pudding and banana bread.
Keyword: banana bread pudding recipe, how to make bread pudding
Author: Katie Workman
1slightly stale egg challahabout 1 pound, cubed
4very ripe bananasmashed
Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to serve (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Spread the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and toast them for 4 minutes, just until the outsides firm up a bit. Remove the bread, but leave the oven on.
Place the bread cubes in the pan. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Add the mashed bananas. Pour about 3/4 of the custard over the bread cubes in the pan and let sit for about 5 minutes so that the bread absorbs some of the liquid. Pour the rest of the custard over the top.
Transfer the bread pudding to the pan and bake for about 50 minutes, until the pudding sets, and the top is golden brown. Let sit on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes until it firms up a bit, but is still warm. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.