I've actually made a few more bread puddings between the first attempt and this one. They really are quite easy to make.
This is how this one came to being.
The previous day or so, CSC set about to bake one loaf of banana bread and another of cranberry-orange nut bread. The next day, I was about to microwave some leftovers when I found a measuring cup with some re-solidified butter in it.
After a slight pause (perhaps of disbelief?) --
"CSC! CSC! Which loaf has no butter?!"
Yes, it was the banana bread that had no butter. CSC was set to destroy that loaf, but I decided to make something useful out of it.
Hence, the title of the post is not a typo. It's a Banana Bread Bread Pudding.
I cut the butterless banana bread into cubes. This time, I didn't bother separating the milk and the eggs. I mixed the "custard" ingredients together -- milk, butter, sugar and salt -- and dumped them in. I thought just having banana bread was a bit "plain" and decided to cut up a couple of peaches that were disappointingly bland (ugh) and not fit for consumption as is at all.
I made my usual crisp/crumble topping of oats, brown sugar and butter.
I think this was a good outcome for the butterless banana bread. Not surprisingly, it tasted quite banana bread-y.
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We're submitting this to the I LOVE BAKING event crated by Ben of What's Cooking.