Banana Bread Pudding

Banana Bread Pudding

Oven temperature 325 degrees.
1 Loaf stale French bread, cubed, with crust left on
1 Quart milk (whole or 2%)
3 Eggs
1 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
4 Ripe bananas, mashed
1 Cup raisins
1 Teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
Splash of Myer’s rum (optional)

Put cubed bread in a large bowl with milk, let stand for 1 hour. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 9" X 13" baking dish. In another bowl beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla. Stir this mixture into the bread mixture, fold in the mashed bananas, spices and raisins.

Pour evenly into baking dish. Place uncovered in center of oven.
Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

Serve with whipped cream.