Hawaiian Banana Bread Pudding

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!

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 Lynne and I returned home from 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 Lynne and I of that amazing trip.

This pudding really packs a huge punch of banana and vanilla flavours from every single mouthful that you devour!

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!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of bread puddings.

Check out the chocolate chip and vanilla bread and butter pudding Lynne and I 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! 😉

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!

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 don’t think you’re going to be disappointed.

So tell me, do you have any great holiday memories that are brought back to life by a particular recipe? 🙂

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!
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Hawaiian Banana Bread Pudding
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 20 mins
 
Hawaiian banana bread pudding is my healthier take on the delicious traditional bread and butter pudding.
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 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*
Instructions
  1. Lightly coat a baking dish with a little of the butter.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Add mashed bananas and whisk to a smooth consistency.
  4. 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.
  5. Cover the buttered bread by pouring in the banana mixture then let sit for about 10 minutes so bread absorbs some of the liquid.
  6. Add the next layer of bread buttered side up, and pour over the remaining banana mixture.
  7. Leave in fridge uncovered for 2 hours.
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 170C Fan.
  9. 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.
  10. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until golden brown on top.
  11. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes until the pudding becomes firmer.
  12. Serve warm. Delicious with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Notes

* I use the crusts to make breadcrumbs, kept in a bag in the freezer for other recipes.

Nutrition Facts
Hawaiian Banana Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.2g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72.2mg 24%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 20.4g
Protein 7.9g 16%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 18%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

I think I’ve talked enough about our trip to Hawaii and San Francisco for now.

Those of you who are regular newsletter followers (if you’re not please subscribe below) know Lady Lynne and I love our holidays and trips away and we also love to share all about them (and the food!) here with you too.

We do that because we want to inspire you to live a life of experiencing new places and cultures rather than accumulating material possessions or wealth. That’s what we try to do.

Research shows that travel broadens the mind and makes us happy and in my book that’s key to living a successful and fulfilling life.

We’ve already started planning our next major trip (Kilimanjaro) which I mentioned at the end of the Alcatraz post. We’ve been saving for it and should be able to book it early next year, as long as we’ve no major hick-ups.

In the meantime, and in preparation for that climb/trip we’re planning two long distance walks:-

  1. Hadrian’s Wall (84 miles) in September. We did part of that which I wrote about in the Carlisle to Bowness on Solway post.
  2. The West Highland Way (96 miles) in May 2018.

I hope to write recaps of those trips in the future with lots of pictures and videos (did you catch my first hill walking video?).

Anyway, for now, thanks for staying tuned.

Don’t miss a brand new seasonal raspberry muffin recipe on Thursday!

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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 that just tastes so indulgent!

Comments

  1. This is a perfect combo of my favourite ingredients, Neil! Can’t wait to try this treat!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Agness. If you love bananas then you’re definitely going to love making, and eating this! 😀

  2. 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!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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. 🙂

  3. 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.😃

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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. 😀

  4. Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

    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!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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? 😀

  5. 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.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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. 🙂

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