Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Weekend: Part 2

What is better than breakfast? Dessert for breakfast.

What is better than dessert for breakfast? Dessert for breakfast that is dressed up to resemble something slightly more healthy than dessert for breakfast.

This past weekend my sister and I spend all Easter day with my beloved grandparents. I made the comment to Shelby Saturday as we were making the journey north that I was anxious to see and taste all the wonderful things that Mommaw had in store for us. It is always such a treat to visit Mommaw and Boppaw (see here where I discuss how their house serves as my vacation home - all of these points are still completely valid.) We prepared this Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding the night before and stuck it in the fridge so that it would be ready for us after sunrise church service Easter morning. It was so nice to come to back this devilishly divine dessert... I mean breakfast.

Look how gorgeous this table is! Mommaw added these flowers from her garden to make this photo just perfect.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding, dolloped with vanilla Greek yogut and served with fresh fruit. As Shelby said, a tribute to Elvis Presley himself.
Peanut Butter Bread Pudding

1/2 loaf Hawaiian sweet bread, or similar white bread, cubed
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup (chunky) peanut butter, melted
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
4 ripe bananas, thinly sliced

Mix the half-and-half, sugar, peanut butter, eggs, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add bread cubes to mixture and toss to coat. Gently fold in bananas. Pour mixutre into greased individual ramikins or one large baking dish. (Cooking time will differ depending on what vessle you choose.) Cover and refridgerate for four hours or overnight. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes (large baking dish) or about 20 minutes for inidividual ramikins.

** We used chunky peanut butter and wished we had added additional chopped peanuts for more texture contrast - if you are a chunky peanut butter fan then I highly recommend this.


  1. Oh this sounds like a heavenly dessert! ;) Lovely that you and your sister and grandparents cook and eat together, what a beautiful memory to have! Thank you for sharing!

  2. If you ever agree to marry a man one day, you are going to make him and his stomach one happy camper.... man...

    1. Thank you for the incredibly nice compliment. I hope to find "the one" some day, but I'm not really in a hurry. I figure that when God wants me to meet him, he will reveal him to me. Until then, I am completely happy riding on the singles' train.

  3. Ah dessert for breakfast...I really should stop reading this in the morning time because this blog always makes me super hungry :)