Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Brioche bread pudding with bananas and a warm rum caramel sauce.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 7 cups brioche bread cubed
  • 6 bananas just ripe, peeled and cut into coins
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar

Rum Caramel Sauce:

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt reduce if using salted butter
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla, 1 Tbsp rum and 1 tsp kosher salt. Add the cubed bread and stir to coat. Set aside to soak.
  • Peel and cut the bananas into coins. Place in a bowl and toss with juice of 1/2 lemon to coat.
  • Butter a 2-quart baking dish and place it onto a baking sheet.
  • Place about 2/3 of the sliced bananas on the bottom of the baking pan. Spoon 1/2 of the soaked bread overtop. Scatter the remaining sliced bananas over, then top with remaining soaked bread.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then sprinkle top with 1 Tbsp white sugar. Continue baking until the pudding is puffed and golden on top, 20-30 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, make the rum caramel sauce. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Add the 1/2 cup brown sugar, rum, salt and heavy cream and whisk to combine. Simmer sauce, whisking, until sauce has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Keep warm.
  • Serve the pudding warm, with some of the warm rum caramel sauce on top. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you like.


Be sure to read the "Cook's and Ingredient Notes" included with this post, where I share some valuable tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1.3mg