Cooking Time:2 hours
Ingredients2 c. bread cubes—brioche bread works best
4 bananas, peeled and sliced (the riper the better!)
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. heavy cream or half & half
4 T butter, melted
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/8 to 1/4 c. spiced rum (depending on how much rum you would like)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 c. shredded coconut (optional)
Normally a dessert reserved for a special night out, this Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding will melt you from the inside out.
- Grease inside of slow cooker with oil or use a slow cooker liner. Layer bread cubes on bottom of crock.
- Next, layer sliced bananas on top of bread.
- Combine eggs, cream, butter, brown sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl; pour over bananas and bread.
- Cover and crock on LOW for 1.5 hours.
- Twist the crock inside the cooker half way around, after about 1 hour.
- Sprinkle top of dessert with nuts and coconut and crock an additional 30 minutes. (note: I’ve left the coconut out before at my daughter’s request and it was still delish!)
TIP: Twisting the crock inside the cooker half way through the crocking time will help your dessert from burning on one side, as most slow cookers crock hotter on one side than the other.
Serve with vanilla bean gelato, whipped cream or ice cream and top with additional nuts and bananas (optional)
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I bought all the ingredients and went to the kitchen to begin assembling this dessert and then realize you never incorporated the eggs or cream in the recipe. Could you please update that? I’m assuming I’ll mix them and throw them in as Step 2.
Thanks Lindsay, I corrected the recipe, and you will put it in in step 3. Thank you! 🙂
What can you substitute for the spiced rum?
Rachelle, you should just eliminate the rum. You need to make this recipe the way you will enjoy it. Happy Crocking!
Could you make this in the over? If so, what would be the best way to do it!!
what would you suggest as a good substitution for the spiced rum?
Connie if you are not fond of the rum, you can just eliminate the rum.
I don’t drink or cook with alcohol, what is a substitute for the rum
Michelle just eliminate the rum… You can add rum flavoring if you want, but it will still be delicious! Happy Crocking!
guess what there is actually a rum flavoring in the seasoning section close to the vanilla and maple etc.Personally I am trying maple
I can’t find brioche bread in my local bakery, what is a good bread to substitute that with?
How many people would this serve? I know it depends on the portion size. Thank you for taking time to read.
Hello… all of my recipes have the serving size in the upper right hand corner of each page, but happy to share this recipe serve 6-8… Happy Crocking! 🙂
I am sure you get this a lot, so sorry in advance: which size crock pot do you use for this recipe? I am thinking about using a larger sized crockpot and am wondering if I should double the recipe? Thanks! Looks great!
Vicki, if you double the recipe you will want to use the larger slow cooker. If it is a 6 – 6 1/2 quart slow cooker it will work fine if doubled. Rule of thumb a slow cooker should be 1/2 to 2/3 full to crock properly. ENJOY!
Also, what do you think of greasing the crockpot with oil vs butter for this recipe? Thanks
Vicki it is a personal preference. Make this recipe your own! Love it when a recipe is changed up! Happy Crocking!
Hi ~ Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made it tonight and it was delicious 🙂 I didn’t have enough 1/2 and 1/2, so used a can of evaporated milk + 1/4 cup of 1/2 and 1/2, and used an oatmeal brown bread (from the bakery) instead, as well as almonds instead of pecans — I used what I had on hand and it came out great! Love doing this in the crock pot. Thanx again!
Yes, I also can not find the brioche bread in the bakery. What is a good substitute? This looks awesome and want to make it in the morning 🙂 Thank you
Hi Jess! Thank you for your question! Brioche is a lovely, buttery French bread that works well in this dish. If you are having trouble finding it, try an Italian loaf to substitute, or even a hearty multi-grain. Happy Crocking!
Do you know if gluten free bread would work in this recipe?
I am sure it will Tracy! We need to use what is necessary to work for our family. Happy Crocking! 🙂
I made this tonight, substitute challah for brioche. It was delicious! Only issue was the bananas turned a very interactive grey color…suggestions?
I’M MAKING THIS FOR THANKSGIVING TOMORROW, hope I can get an answer very soon! If you double the recipe and use the larger crockpot, how do you know how much time to increase the cooking? Also, now I’m concerned about the bananas turning gray like the last post said! ugg.
I should have been more prepared, but didn’t realize I didn’t know about adding more cooking time or not. I’m making something else for Thanksgiving, but would still like to have answers to my question, AND any other comments about the bananas turning gray??
Does this pudding come out with that much syrup or did you make it to serve on top, if so can you post the syrup recipe..
Hi Charlene, the sauce is in the recipe. Enjoy!
Love you cooking ideas….. may put some lbs. on after fixing your yummy meals. Thanks for sharing and look forward to many more of your recipes from your site.
Thanks Cindy, Thank you for the very nice comment. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
In the netherlands we do not have heavy Cream and half and half. Can i use Cream instead ???
Marco make this recipe your own, I am sure it will work great with the cream! Happy Crocking!
If I were to prepare this the night before, so I can just wake up and then it on, should I keep the liquid sperate until cooking? Or do you think it might be good to let it soak all night before I plug it in? Any experience or thoughts?
Kristen, you can prep what you can the night before, but I would wait to assemble in the slow cooker right before you turn it on. This is a wonderful dessert. Happy Crocking and Happy Holidays!
Do you think this would freeze at all? Have a large number of ripe bananas!