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Feb 24, 2005 04:19 PM

Banana Bread Pudding House of Blues

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Does anyone have a recipe for the banana bread pudding that was served at the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues? It was not made with banana bread, but did have bananas in it. I know I can make one up myself however the taste of theirs hasn't left me in three years since I ate it, it was sooooo good. Thank you Chow Hounds!!

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  1. Not sure if this is it, but a quick google gave me the following...

    (my god, how did we exist before Google??!!)


    9 Replies
    1. re: Carb Lover

      Thank you, thank you Carb lover!!! Where would I be without Chowhound is what I'm wondering!!!!I'll be sure to let you know how it comes out!

      1. re: Carb Lover

        Could 2/3 C. Vanilla be right? That is almost 5.3 0z. or 10 and 2/3 TBS. That is a lot of vanilla!!!!! That has to be a typo maybe 2-3 tsp. vanilla?

        1. re: Candy

          Yikes! Good eye, Candy. Passed on the link w/o evaluating the recipe very closely. That most def. has to be wrong. Also a little puzzling that it only calls for ONE banana...maybe that's right, but ???

          To the OP: I personally would use about 2 tsp. of vanilla. Maybe up the banana a bit.

          Love the Web, but one does need to be skeptical of even recipes.

          1. re: Carb Lover

            Ha! I thought the same thing and decided to do my own google search and every recipe had the same measurement of vanilla. CANNOT be right, and did you check out the serving size?? Yields dessert for 4, no way can that be the correct amt. of vanilla. I will tinker a bit. If anyone tries it before me, let me know. I've made a killer old fashion banana pudding (the one with vanilla wafers, custard and meringue) many times but thought this would be fun to try.

            1. re: 4chowpups

              Do you mind posting your 'killer' banana pudding recipe? Ever since someone mentioned NY's Magnolia Bakery version (which I believe uses Nilla wafers), I've got banana pudding on the brain. Need to get it off the brain and into my tummy :-)

                1. re: Carb Lover

                  It's actually from Cooking Light and I don't always use "lite" ingredients although I think the custard is the best. I would use this custard for other things, I think it is THAT GOOD. I am going to attempt to send you the link, I am highly computer illiterate :).


                  1. re: 4chowpups

                    can you please paraphrase the recipe here? You need to have a magazine subscription or be a member of AOL to view it on that link. Thanks.

                    1. re: vongole

                      Oops, sorry, when I tested the link on my computer it pulled up the it is:

                      Banana Pudding
                      1/3 cup flour
                      dash salt
                      2 1/2 cups 1% milk
                      1 (14 oz.) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
                      2 large egg yolks
                      2 tsp. vanilla
                      3 cups sliced ripe bananas, divided
                      45 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, divided
                      4 large egg whites (room temp.)
                      1/4 cup sugar
                      Preheat oven 325
                      Combine flour and salt in med. saucepan. Gradually add milk and egg yolks; stir well. Cook med. heat 8 min. or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
                      Arrange 1 cup banana slices in bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. Spoon 1/3 pudding over bananas. Arrange 15 wafers on top of pudding. Repeat layers twice, arranging the last 15 wafers around dish. Push cookies into pudding.
                      Beat egg whites, gradually add sugar, 1 tlb. at time, beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over top of pudding, sealing to edge. Bake 325 for 25 min. or until golden. Let cool 30 min. before serving and try not to inhale whole thing by your self!