Hawaiian banana bread pudding is my healthier take on the delicious traditional bread and butter pudding. With a golden crust and classic flavours this is a simple and comforting pudding that just tastes so indulgent!
Folks, I could not wait to recreate this Hawaiian banana bread pudding for you as soon as my other half and I returned home from our trip to Hawaii.
Now, don't get me wrong, we didn't actually want to come home from that holiday (like any other holiday) as we were having so much fun.
However, at least I knew when we did, I had this AMAZING pudding to recreate to share with you all and to remind both of us of that amazing trip.
This pudding really packs a huge punch of banana and vanilla flavours from every single mouthful that you devour!
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of bread puddings.
Check out the chocolate chip and vanilla bread and butter pudding we had at our wedding that I recreated and you'll understand why.
So, when at the traditional luau I approached a table creatively decorated with bananas and pineapples with this banana bread pudding in the middle my excitement and salivation levels basically hit the roof!
One plateful was not enough, I just had to have two. Excess I know, but I was on holiday!
I think I've talked enough about our trip to Hawaii and San Francisco for now.
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Hawaiian banana bread pudding is my healthier take on the delicious traditional bread and butter pudding. With a golden crust and classic flavours this is a simple and comforting pudding.
Hawaiian Banana Bread Pudding Recipe
The great thing is that bread puddings like this Hawaiian banana bread pudding are simple to make and can be relatively healthy if you use healthier / lower calorie ingredients as I have done here.
This banana bread pudding is also a great way to use up ripe bananas and stale white bread.
It's basically two layers of white bread which absorb all the milky vanilla banana flavours and then firm up to form a pudding when baked.
Delicious served with vanilla ice cream over the top and pineapple chunks!
I’d also love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Hawaiian Banana Bread Pudding Recipe
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- 25 g Unsalted butter , softened
- 2 large eggs
- 350 ml skimmed milk
- 50 g caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 ripe bananas , mashed
- 6 slices of thick white bread , crusts removed*
- Lightly coat a baking dish with a little of the butter.
- In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
- Add mashed bananas and whisk to a smooth consistency.
- Butter the bread with the remaining butter and place one layer of bread, buttered side up in the bottom of the baking dish. Cut the bread to size to fit.
- Cover the buttered bread by pouring in the banana mixture then let sit for about 10 minutes so bread absorbs some of the liquid.
- Add the next layer of bread buttered side up, and pour over the remaining banana mixture.
- Leave in fridge uncovered for 2 hours.
- Pre-heat the oven to 170C Fan.
- Place a thick layer of newspaper in the bottom of a roasting tin. Place the bread dish on top of the newspaper and pour in enough room temperature water, into the roasting tin, to come half way up the outside of the pudding dish.
- Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until golden brown on top.
- Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes until the pudding becomes firmer.
- Serve warm. Delicious with vanilla ice cream.
Agness of Run Agness Run
This is a perfect combo of my favourite ingredients, Neil! Can't wait to try this treat!
Thanks Agness. If you love bananas then you're definitely going to love making, and eating this! 😀
David @ Spiced
You know, recreating recipes based on travels is one of our favorite things to do, too! It's fun to relive the memories while also broadening your cooking/baking skills at the same time. (In fact, I have some fun ideas up my sleeve based on our recent Rhine cruise. And I can't wait to try them out!) Speaking of not being able to wait, I need a slice of this banana bread pudding ASAP. I never make bread pudding, but I'm not sure why not. I do love it, and the flavors in this one sound amazing. Thanks for sharing, and it sounds like you had a lot of fun recreating this one!
Thanks David. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments on recreating recipes based on our travels.
In fact, even at the moment, although I haven't left Scotland, just travelling to Inverness on Monday I was looking around some of the local eateries and I jotted down a few notes of things I saw that I would like to try out, as well as a delicious vegan lunch I had yesterday. I'm off to Aberdeen today so perhaps I'll find more recipe ideas to add. 🙂
Ashika | Gardening Foodie
This is such a delicious change on the regular bread pudding...I love the addition of the bananas. It must taste absolutely divine. Love it.?
It was such an amazing dessert that we had in Hawaii Ashika, I'm so glad that it turned out as well as it did when I recreated it. 😀
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
Well, I cannot resist a good bread pudding (Which is why I try to avoid any at all). This one sounds and looks great - love the addition of bananas!
Hi Ben, thanks for taking the time to comment. I know what you mean about avoiding bread puddings!
If it's just a traditional plain one then I'm fine but when it's a really special one, like it was when I saw this one in Hawaii, well its just got to be eaten hasn't it? 😀
I've never been to Hawaii, but would love to go. At least I can pretend to go by making this lovely bread pudding! The flavors sound delicious together.
Thanks Jeff. Hawaii is definitely somewhere I would go back to. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, great food and of course the original source of this Banana Bread Pudding.
But, similarly like you say, we can still go there by making this delicious pudding. The flavours are definitely a marriage made in heaven. 🙂