Budin de Banana,
(al estillo facil!)


As my lovely friend over at Modern Ranch says, September means that it is officially fall!  Although it usually starts to feel cold around mid October in Virginia, it was definitely a fall day today - cold and rainy without a single glimmer of sunshine the whole day! 

The dreariness of fall never fails to give me the desire to scent the house with cinnamon.  Nothing is better than walking out of the grey cold and walking into a bright warm house that smells of cinnamon.  Since my husband picked up some bananas earlier in the week, I decided to make him one of his favorite desserts before he got home, a dessert that, according to him, is a "10 out of 10".  (I have yet to figure out his crazy grading scale!)  So, what dessert is it you ask?  Well, if you are married to a Latin man, you probably know that they like their budin, also known as bread pudding in English, and they like it a whole lot!  Budin de banana, banana bread pudding, is one of my husband's all time favorites.  Anytime I've messed up big, I know I can apologize with this dessert and be forgiven!  Because this dessert is chock full of cinnamon, it also accomplished my goal of making the house smell of cinnamon.  Since this idea came to me only a few minutes before my husband was expected home, I decided to make my "easy" version of banana bread pudding (budin de banana, al estillo facil).

If you read my posts, you probably know that I like to add horchata to everything, and I mean everything!  So naturally, I could not resist adding a little horchata to this recipe as well.  The horchata serves to intensify the cinnamon and vanilla and makes this banana bread pudding just that much better.  This recipe will take you all of about five minutes to make and is just as good as any banana bread pudding out there! 

Ingredients:

1 small banana, sliced
1 slice of Italian sandwich bread, cut into small squares ( I like the Schmidt brand)
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (2% or more)
1/4 cup horchata (I use Klass)
2 Tbsp. salted butter, melted
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. rice flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, plus extra to sprinkle over bananas
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Directions:
  • Whisk eggs and sugar together.
  • Add in milk and horchata and whisk again.
  • Add in melted butter and whisk again.
  • Sift rice flour into mixture and whisk again.
  • Add in vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and the nutmeg and mix until combined.
  • Butter a glass pie dish (or glass bread loaf pan) and coat bottom with a dusting of rice flour
  • Place sliced bananas into bottom of dish and dust with cinnamon.
  • Pour egg/milk mixture into pie dish.
  • Place chunks of white bread into the mixture and push them down gently so that they get completely soaked with the liquid (they will rise back up to the surface if you push them down.)
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
Here are some pictures of the budin de banana-making process:





















Buen Provecho!



11 comments:

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

This look absolutely fabulous! Thank you for the kind comments via Food Buzz! :)

thesmartcookiecook.com said...

I'm a bread pudding lover for sure! Plus, I love anything banana-flavored. This sounds like a winner to me for sure!

Carla said...

Mmm I can almost smell the cinnamon over here! Definitely a nice bread pudding to make, especially with the rain I've been getting here in PA.

T and Tea Cake said...

Your husband certainly knows what's good. ;)

Cheers,
Tobias

kankana said...

I love Banana bread pudding and yours is making me drool! Thanks a lot for the shout out and for dropping by.

momdecuisine said...

I love banana bread and I love bread pudding, so I'm guessing I would love this one too! Thanks for your kind words, I'm following you!

Sandi G said...

Yum..and w/rice flour. NICE!

Lacy said...

Yum, this looks delicious! How have I never thought of adding bananas to bread pudding! awesome recipe!

Cynthia Villalobos said...

Hello Cipota... Thanks for your recipes!! =)

Cynthia Villalobos said...

Hello Cipota...Thank you soo much for your recipes.. I will definitely try to make these tamales..;)

Anonymous said...

Cipota this is a great site, thanks a lot for sharing many of my favorites recipes.

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