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Kitchen Experiments: "Heavenly" Banana Bread Pudding

Kitchen Experiments: "Heavenly" Banana Bread Pudding

Although my 52 Weeks of Baking series is officially over, that doesn't mean I won't be in the kitchen all the time. This year, in addition to trying new recipes, I have vowed to share my kitchen experiments with you guys. As much as I love recipes, I also just enjoy throwing things together and seeing what I get. I'll warn you now, these don't always work like I planned, but sometimes I get lucky.

On New Year's Day, I woke up to a dirty kitchen — we had a small shindig the night before — two rotting bananas and half of an angel food cake. I was also crazy hungry. So I combined my random leftovers with my appetite for breakfast and threw it all together. The result was a simple bread pudding made with angel food cake as the base. To see what I created, read more.

"Heavenly" Banana Bread Pudding
A kitchen experiment by YumSugar

I created this on New Year's Day morning. I had some leftovers I wanted to get rid of and threw everything together. It was warm and tasty and hit the spot, but it was also lacking something. Maybe a little sugar sprinkled on top? If you try it, be sure to tell me what you think and let me know how you'd improve it.

2 bananas, overripe
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups leftover angel food cake, cut into cubes

enough butter or cooking spray to grease the pan

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8-x-8 baking dish (or several small ramekins).
  3. Line the baking dish with very thin slices of banana. I used 1/2 of a medium sized banana to cover my 8-x-8 pan.
  4. Place rest of bananas in a large bowl. With a fork mush until you have achieved a smooth consistency. Alternatively, you could puree the bananas in a food processor first. This particular batch was whipped up on New Year's Day, and I was hoping to make the least amount of noise as possible.
  5. Next, add eggs — one at a time — whisking throughly between each egg.
  6. Stir in milk.
  7. Whisk in brown sugar, allowing it to dissolve. Add in cinnamon.
  8. Add in the angel food cake. Make sure all the pieces are coated. Let the cake sit for 10 minutes in order to absorb the liquid.
  9. Pour cake mixture into pan and place into oven.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.



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