Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding

My recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel is the best of both worlds, salty and sweet. This dish is great as a breakfast treat or decadent dessert.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bread Pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Author Brittany Furbee


Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 6 cups challah bread cut into 1 inch cubes, day old bread is best

Maple Bacon Streusel

  • ½ lb. thick cut bacon chopped finely
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup

Maple Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together milk, heavy whipping cream, eggs, 100% pure maple syrup, mashed bananas and peanut butter. Add cubed challah bread and combine. Allow mixture to stand for at least 10 minutes before baking.
  3. In the meantime, add finely chopped bacon to a cold skillet. Cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside and reserve three tablespoons of bacon grease for later.
  4. In a large bowl, add flour, brown sugar, room temperate butter, salt and cooled reserved bacon grease. Kneed the mixture with your fingers to combine the ingredients to achieve a chunky consistency. Add corn flakes, walnuts, pecans, and maple syrup. Gently stir until loosely combined.
  5. Generously top the French toast bake with streusel topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the egg mixture is set and the top is golden brown. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving
  6. Add heavy whipping to large bowl. Beat with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks begin to form, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add maple syrup and mix for an additional 30 seconds.
  7. To serve, top bread pudding with whipped cream and extra maple syrup to taste. Enjoy!

This recipe was developed for the Nation Maple Syrup Festivals’ 2019 Sweet Victory Challenge. The Sweet Victory Challenge is a National Cooking Competition with 5 finalist in each category, Breakfast, Savory & Dessert.

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