Banana bread & butter pudding

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(39 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 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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7th Oct, 2010
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?
3rd Oct, 2010
I made the chocolate orange version in the oven, very good comfort food, served with custard!
27th Jul, 2010
Very tasty and easy to make. I added Nuttelle choc spread onto bread and butter which went very well with bananas! Also used vanilla essence and cooked in oven.
12th May, 2010
This was absolutely delicious, like others I baked in the oven for 30 mins, and used nutmeg instead of cinnamon, I actually used 2 bananas because I had 2 to use up, It was amazingly simple to prepare and amazingly quick to disappear!
12th May, 2010
This was something different - never added banana to bread and butter pudding before. I used 'not quite stale' homemade cinnamon bread - lovely!
18th Oct, 2009
This isn't the most elegant of puddings but the taste is lovely. I made mine using low fat spread (Clover Light) as we don't use "real" butter in our house, and I reduced the sugar as suggested by other reviewers to 50g. I also used two smallish bananas instead of one large. I then baked mine in the oven and served with vanilla ice cream. Everyone loved it, including my young son who initially turned up his nose at the look of it, and I will definitely make it again. Might try it in the microwave next time.
13th Jul, 2009
I loved how this pudding was so quick and easy to make and I could use up over-ripe bananas. However it was overpowered by the huge amount of sugar! I would have halved the sugar content.
8th Jun, 2009
We loved this. Had no milk, so a tin of evaporated milk had to do. mmm... it will have to do next time too!
23rd Apr, 2009
I did this pudding in the oven. It was delicious and easy to make. Had it hot straight from the oven but had what was left cold the next day - still good. Next time will add some sultanas and let you know how it goes.
17th Mar, 2009
Great. I made it in the oven instead and left out the cornflower. When I mixed the milk eggs etc, the sugar got stuck at the bottom of the jug so came out right at the end on top of the bread. This meant there was no need to put extra sugar on. Also, I used brown bread cos that's all I had and it was very nice. Would be a good idea to put bits of dark chocolate among the bread piece too wouldn't it?


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