I posted on my Facebook status yesterday that I LOVE Bananas Foster! I went to lunch yesterday with my good friend Jennifer Bailey. We are both on a diet so we thought we'd have dessert after our meal. :-) We did share one so that means it wasn't fattening! I think God works in such funny ways because last night as I opened up my February edition of Woman's Day magazine, the very first page I turned to had a recipe on it for Heavenly Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. I'm convinced that God wants me to have another taste of this wonderful dessert. :-) Ok...you all know I'm just kidding but whatever...I'm making this! It sounds so good and is low in calories and FAT! It serves 8 and has 286 calories per serving (not the whole thing!) and has 4g of fat. Yummy! I haven't made it yet but it does sound very good. Let's try it and see!
Heavenly Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
9 oz. purchased angel food cake, cut into 1-in. cubes (about 6 cups)
2 1/4 cups milk
3 large eggs
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup spiced rum
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 firm - ripe bananas, sliced 1/2 in. thick
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Lowfat vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread out angel cake cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes tossing three times until lightly toasted and dry.
2. Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, rum and vanilla in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved. Gently stir in cake cubes and banana slices. Pour into an 8 inch square baking dish. Cover dish with foil. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature for cake cubes to absorb most of the milk mixture.
3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for 25 minutes or until pudding is set.
4. Let stand 15 minutes. Dust top with confectioners' sugar. Serve with small scoops of vanilla ice cream.
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