Easiest Bread Pudding With Stale Bread & Ripe Banana

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 25, 2015

bread pudding with stale bread

We had a lot of stale bread in the fridge that had accumulated in a week or two, and instead of throwing it out or making croutons with it, I checked out Pinterest for recipes that include stale bread.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe banana

I had to find a recipe that worked for the ingredients I had at home as we are currently snowed in, and I didn’t feel like braving the snowy roads.

I found many recipes for bread pudding. Of course making bread pudding had come to my mind right away, but silly me thought you needed a pudding mix for it — which I definitely didn’t have in the house.

We aren’t pudding people.

So I kind of winging the whole recipe and even added a ripe banana to it. And it turned out yummy with half the ingredients of the original recipe.

Landon ate two servings once it came out of the oven. Kid approved, yes!

Here is my recipe for super-easy, yummy, gooey bread pudding.

Bread Pudding With Stale Bread and Ripe Banana


  • 6 rolls or 6 slices of bread
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups of whole milk (I only had lowfat milk)
  • 1 cup of sugar (I also used a bit of Xylitol)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • butter to butter the dish
  • optional: I added 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp of chia seed/flax seed mix
  • for a richer bread pudding, substitute 1 cup of heavy cream for milk

baking dish (mine is 8×12)


1. Cut the bread into cubes.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe banana2. Butter your dish and add the bread to it.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe banana3. Mix all the other ingredients together in a separate bowl and pour the mixture over the bread.

You want the bread to be almost covered with the mixture. I had to add another egg and more milk to have enough.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe banana4. Push the bread down with your hand so all the pieces soak up the mixture.

5. Then put the dish into the fridge for 15 minutes and start warming up the oven to 400 degrees F.

6. If all of the mixture soaked into the bread, add a little more milk.

7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. You still want a little bit of moisture.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe bananaI didn’t add sauce to the bread pudding because this is a pretty healthy recipe and I didn’t want to turn it into a calorie bomb, but you can find many recipes for bread pudding sauces online.

Or simply add maple syrup or whipped cream to the top.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe bananaL and I enjoyed our bread pudding just like this. I might have added a few chocolate chips to his portion.

easy bread pudding recipe with stale bread and ripe bananaHave you ever made bread pudding?

I hope you feel inspired to make this easy dessert. Pin it for later and share it with others!

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Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom February 4, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Love your creativity in using up “old” food! I really dislike throwing out food and am always trying to find new ways to use things up. I discovered bread pudding last fall when a neighbor begged me to make him some. I was prepared to really dislike it (I love pudding, but pudding with BREAD?!) and was amazed at how delicious it was! And it is a really awesome way to use up random bread that needs to be eaten.

Ps. Found you via Gingersnap Crafts link up. :)


Dagmar Bleasdale February 4, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Thanks for coming by, Lydia!


Deborah Davis January 29, 2015 at 10:50 PM

Hi Dagmar,
My mother used to make an amazing bread pudding when I was growing up. This brings back fond memories. My family and I love to snack on guilt-free, healthy desserts like this one, so thank you so much for sharing your delectable Bread Pudding with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green andNatural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing!


Dagmar Bleasdale January 31, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Hi Deborah, thank you for your comment and for sharing this post!


Jen January 27, 2015 at 10:11 PM

I love making bread pudding from stale bread. In fact, my sister-in-law had those Hawaiian bread rolls for Christmas this year and sent our family home with all the extras that didn’t get eaten. I used them to make a really delicious bread pudding.


susan January 25, 2015 at 5:55 PM

I have many happy memories of making bread pudding for my family. I also shared a recipe with my friend, David. Shortly after that, he passed away. He was so happy I shared my recipe with him. Ox


Dagmar Bleasdale January 25, 2015 at 7:01 PM

Thanks for coming by and sharing that, Susan!


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