Banana Caramel Bread Pudding

Ingredients for banana caramel bread pudding. I bought all my ingredients at Walmart.

Ingredients For Banana Caramel Bread Pudding:

  • 12 – cups croissant (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 – cup candied pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 – cup almonds (coarsely chopped)
  • 2.5 – ounces caramels squares, about 10 pieces (unwrap and cut in 1/2)
  • 3 – large ripe bananas (thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/4 – cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 – eggs
  • 4 – cups half and half
  • 5 – tablespoons butter (melted and brought back to room temperature), plus a tablespoon to butter baking dish
  • 1 – teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 – teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 – teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Line the croissant pieces on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes to toast.
  3. Remove from the oven and set to the side.
  4. Generously grease a 9×13 pyrex dish with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  5. Layer half of your toasted croissant cubes on the bottom of the pyrex.
  6. Pour in the pecans, almonds, and caramel pieces.
  7. Layer the bananas on top of the bread, pecan, almond, caramel layer. Pecans, almonds, caramel and banana slices layered on top of toasted croissant cubes for bread pudding.
  8. Top with the remaining bread crumbs.
  9. In a mixer, add 1 1/4 cup sugar and eggs, and beat for 5 minutes on high.
  10. Add in half and half, butter, cinnamon, almond and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  11. Pour the liquid mix over the croissant layers. Pour liquid over bread pudding
  12. Then push down on the top of the bread to make sure all the liquid is soaked into the cubes.
  13. Sprinkle the top with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar .
  14. Place the 9×13 pyrex into a larger pan and fill halfway with boiling hot water to create a water bath (Bain-Marie)
  15. Bake for 1 hour.
  16. Remove from oven and remove 9×13 casserole dish out of water bath.
  17. Let cool to room temperature, then cover top with aluminum foil and place in the fridge over night.
  18. The next day cut circles of bread pudding with a cookie cutter. Cookie cutter helps cut perfect rounds into the bread pudding.
  19. Place in a cupcake holder and decorate with bunny ears and sprinkles. For added fun add a small dollop of whipped cream for a little bunny cotton tail.
  20. Enjoy!

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