Monday, August 1, 2011

Aldi Recipes: Banana Bread Pudding with A Chocolate Twist

After a morning beach trip I came home to discover some overripe bananas from Aldi, so I started thinking up a special after-beach trip dessert for my boys. I decided to mix the bananas with some free Italian bread that I had gotten at Publix last week. My family has gotten so used to eating whole wheat bread, that the Italian bread simply was not eaten - despite it being free. I decided to combine the two into an easy banana bread pudding with a chocolate twist. 

Banana Bread Pudding Ingredients

8 cups of cubed bread (about 1/2 a loaf)
4 eggs
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Banana Bread Pudding Directions
  1. Mix eggs, sugar, brown sugar, milk, flour, vanilla and salt
  2. Cut the day-old bread into cubes and slowly stir it into the egg mixture
  3. Slice the bananas and slowly add them to the bread and egg mixture
  4. Finally add the chocolate chips
  5. Spray a cooking pan or two small cooking pans with cooking spray
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  7. Add the bread mixture into the pan(s)
  8. Let the bread mixture soak for 5 minutes before putting the pan(s) in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 - 50 minutes. 

Serve warn or cold and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra bonus.

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You can win the Rubbermaid Glass Bowls with Easy Find Lids at my blog Frugality Is Free. 

The banana bread pudding turned out to be quite frugal, because I used cheap Aldi ingredients.

If you have a frugal recipe you would love to share, you can link up in the frugal recipe linky below.


  1. THis is a great idea to use up bananas and bread that are on the edge! Love it.

  2. I was hoping you'd share this recipe when I saw the picture on the giveaway:-). My mom would love it! And she is loosing weight and we are trying to tempt her with goodies (she can't have a lot of sugar).

  3. I'm visiting from FOODIE FRIDAY,and am now newest follower, I have got to try this recipe,seems I can't pass up the chance,it's the chocolate that brought me,I just can't go very long without it.I made pancakes with chocolate pudding,Hope you can follow back.