Tropical Bread Pudding Recipe

Step 1

Arrange half the bread in the bottom of a greased 9-inch square baking pan. In a bowl, toss the bananas, coconut, and lemon juice; distribute evenly over the bread layer, and top with the remaining bread. In a bowl, beat the eggs and brown sugar. Beat in the half-and-half, milk, and vanilla to blend thoroughly. Pour over the bread, and press the bread down slightly to saturate it completely. Bake in a 400F oven until the bread is browned and the custard is set, 45-55 minutes. Cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar, and garnish with additional banana slices. Serve warm. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 6oz French bread, sliced 1/2"
  • Thick
  • 3 Medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/2c Flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3c Packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2c Half-and-half
  • 1c Milk
  • 1ts Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
  • Banana slices

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