Banana bread & butter pudding

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4

A microwave pud that will have the family thinking you've been cooking for hours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal412
  • fat15g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre1g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.99g
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  • 4 thick slices white bread
  • 50g butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced



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  • 2 egg



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  • 85g soft, light brown sugar, plus 1 tbsp extra
  • large pinch cinnamon



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  • 450ml milk



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  • 1 tbsp cornflour


  1. Toast the bread, spread with butter and cut each slice into 6 equal pieces. Arrange, butter side up, with the banana in a microwavable dish (approx 23cm wide by 5cm deep).

  2. Beat together the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and milk in a jug. In a small bowl, add the cornflour with a little of the milk, mix until smooth, then stir into the jug. Pour over the bread and banana, then sprinkle with the extra sugar. Bake, uncovered, in the microwave on High for 8-10 mins. Stand for 5 mins before serving.

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Comments (38)

shutchison's picture

Made mine in oven and added chopped bourneville chocolate and drizzled with a very small amount of golden syrup and cream before serving. Next time will add another banana and try spreading half of the bread with Nutella. But was really easy and tastier than I expected. Kids loved it!

marywilliams's picture

Don't ever delete this gorgeous recipe when you update your website, it's delicious! It can also be modified for people reducing their sugar, but the sprinkle on top is a must! I have made it several times, bake it in the oven, usually add an extra banana, and today I am going to try making it with fruit and nut bread as well, instead of just plain bread.

hannahlouise1234's picture

Made it with just chocolate as I realized halfway though we didn't have any marmalade! Still delicious and would definitely make again!

october84's picture

I have made this quiet a few times now. Quick and easy in the microwave but can be a little runny so just give it a minute or two more. Last time had it prepared and popped into oven as sat down for dinner so was ready in time. Worked really well in oven giving it a crispier topping. I've always done chocolate and banana, a mixture of white and plain chocolate works well. Reheated leftovers the next day taste great still.

west1871's picture

Maybe i'm not a bread and butter pudding fan but I wasn't overly keen on this recipe, whilest eating it I could only think of it as soggy bread and not as a pudding so this put me off big time. The flavours were OK but nothing special and definatley not creamy custardy as I was expecting, would have much preferred to use up my ripe bananas on a banana loaf .

lesleyk's picture

I made this yesterday and it’s delicious! It quick, easy to make and isn't too sweet. I cooked mine in the oven for 40mins and it came out looking lovely and golden and smelt fantastic with the cinnamon. Evn my husband who isn't keen on bread ad butter pudding loved it. This recipe is a keeper and will make again.

cronstown8's picture

This really was quite disgusting. No one in the family liked it and I like to think I am easily pleased!!!

Eleraa's picture

My husband loved this so much he's demanded I make it every Friday. :D Lovely recipe!

joeytee's picture

I just made this and it was absolutely lovely! I added white chocolate buttons to it and they worked really well.

mrshwc's picture

Easy and delicious! I opted to put in in the oven so the bread would get nice and crusty - microwave might have worked, but I think the toast from the oven was probably nicer. I used two medium bananas and will definitely make this again.

missdollydream's picture

Extremely delicious recipe thats also perfect for beginners!
I used some golden syrup and nutella sauce for my attemp,
came out even better than I expected :)

lozhenry's picture

This was good- a nice change to normalbread and butter pudding. I used hot cross buns, and mixed in two bananas as suggested and cooked it in the oven. i cut out small circles of the pudding and served as part of a trio of desserts. Went down very well!

freya99's picture

We prefer to have some of the banana inside the pudding as well as on top, so I make the bread, butter and banana into little sandwiches, then pour the eggy mixture over.

femmes's picture

Do you toast the bread both sides ?

gabba92's picture

really easy, used teacakes instead... was nice with the extra raisins and sweeter bread. Think it makes a lil bit too much milky mixture, ended up throwing about 1/4 of it away. went down incredibly well though, defs going to do it again.

redkelly's picture

Fast and delicious. Baked it, and my husband also loved it.

estorial7's picture

I made this for my family last night it was really tasty i served it hot with craem

jzneal's picture

I prepared this well in advance to let the milk soak into the bread, put it in the oven for 30 mins and it was divine! I didn't have any cornflour so just left it out and it was fine. I too only used 50g of sugar which was sweet enough. My family loved it, the children requested I make this every night! It's a good recipe to have as it's so quick and easy to prepare and I always seem to have plenty of bread which is going stale and bananas which are going soft, so think this will be a regular pudding in our house! It's not elegant to look at but very tasty, try it!

argosdiva's picture

Big hit in our house. Very simple to make but lovely. I used a deep dish so need to give it an extra 4 mins in the Microwave but that was fine. Wonder if it would work with cooking apples?

eleanormayo's picture

I made the chocolate orange version in the oven, very good comfort food, served with custard!


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