If you love breading pudding and love the taste of banana bread, the combination of the two will be the best of both worlds. My grandmother used to make Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding once a year and I would always look forward to that time.
Being from Louisiana there are a lot of different versions of the bread pudding recipes, so creating a new version with my unique twist and stamp on it won't come as a surprise. Banana bread is another treat that I enjoy from time to time and that was the main reason I wanted to combine two favorites to make something great.
Food historians have dated bread pudding back to the 11th and 12th centuries and by the 13th century it was actually known as the "poor mans pudding".
The flavors you get from the blueberries and lemon lest along with the sweetness from the honey and bananas make this dish a knockout. You can enjoy the bread solo or place small chunks of bread pudding in a bowl and top it off with some Bourbon, Vanilla, Caramel, or Rum Sauce! Your choice.
Here are a few more dessert favorites I grew up enjoying:
- Sweet Potato Hand Pies
- New Orleans Beignets
- Bananas Foster Bundt Cake
- Southern Pecan Praline Candy
- Sweet Potato Cheesecake