Banana bread & butter pudding

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(47 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


  • 4 thick slices white bread
  • 50g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced



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  • 2 eggs



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



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 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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13th May, 2020
This is absolutely delicious. I had a very overripe banana so I mashed it up and put in the middle layer. I also didn't have cornflour so just used plain flour and I bunged in a few sultanas for good measure. As a few others have suggested I let it soak for around 20 minute before cooking. I was so nice that I had an extra spoonful every time I went into the kitchen. In fact I'm going back there now for some more. This will become a firm favourite.
20th Apr, 2020
This is so yummy and that’s something coming from not being a bread and butter pudding fan Added some sultanas and baked in the oven
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13th Nov, 2018
I wasn’t sure about making a bead and butter pudding in a microwave, but it works! It’s much faster and so tasty. If you want to make the top crisp, you can put it under the grill for 5 minutes. Thank you, BBC, for sharing this recipe!
30th Mar, 2017
This is absolutely yummy. I didn't use any cornflour just egg and milk( with a dash of cream!). Made a layer of the bread then banana (next time I'll use 2) then a layer of bread. After pouring over the liquid I let it stand for about 45 minutes to really soak in. Topped with the sugar when it went in the oven. Make sure you are generous with it so it goes crunchy. I baked it for about an hour. Next time I'll try a dash of brandy or rum in the custard mix.
1st Sep, 2013
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!
26th May, 2013
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.
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29th Apr, 2013
Made it with just chocolate as I realized halfway though we didn't have any marmalade! Still delicious and would definitely make again!
4th Feb, 2013
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.
5th Nov, 2012
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 .
15th Sep, 2012
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.


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