Banana Caramel Bread Pudding using Silk Soy Milk! #rethinkwhatyoudrink #cbias

If you follow along with me on my social media channels, you know I talk a lot about Zane and his food allergies. When he was about 6 months of age, he was diagnosed with a peanut, fish, milk, and egg allergy. The allergies first came about when I introduced Zane to milk based formula and he broke out in serious hives. We immediately went to an allergist  who was then able to identify his allergies. While we could readily eliminate peanut, fish, and eggs (not allergic in baked goods) from his diet,  milk was something he needed to grow strong. That is why we used a soy-based formula and then when he turned one-year of age, we switched him over to Silk Soy Milk.

Silk Soy Milk

We have been using Silk Soy Milk for almost one year now and, at first, I was nervous how the rest of my family would take to a soy-based milk. I heard so many wonderful things about Silk Soy Milk, that we made the switch to this brand exclusively. Well, I have to tell you that my family has taken unbelievably well to Silk, so much so that it is the predominant milk we drink in this family. Just two months ago, we got word that Zane’s blood and skin test to milk came back negative. We were told that we were in the clear to give him cow milk, but because we loved Silk Soy so much, we have decided to keep it as part of our regular diet. The doctor was fine with this and encouraged it, as soy milk is a perfectly healthy substitute to cow’s milk!

Silk Soy Milk

If you are unfamiliar with Silk Soy Milk, I suggest you try it. It is a smooth and delicious soy milk option, that is actually good for you! Silk Soy Milk is 100% lactose and dairy free. It is also all natural and has no GMO found in any of their soy milk options. GMO are Genetically Modified Organisms- an organism that has been altered using genetic materials. I can assure you that you do not want this in the milk you drink, another reason why Silk Soy Milk is a wonderful option!

Silk Soy Milk comes in a wide range of products including Natural, Organic, Light, Single Serve, Creamer, and Seasonal Flavors. Falling under the Natural line, you will find at your local Walmart Silk Soy Milk flavors including Original, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Very Vanilla. They also recently introduced two delicious flavors including Silk Pure Coconut, which I have tasted and it is truly divine, and the Silk Pure Almond, which is a delicious Almond Soy Milk! If you are worried that you won’t get enough calcium in Silk Soy Milk, do not be! Silk Vanilla provides as much calcium as milk and 6 grams of protein, which nutrition experts agree is comparable in quality with the protein found in dairy products. Silk is also a natural source of omega-3s and protective antioxidants and is very low in saturated fat, along with being cholesterol-free! Give Silk a try to #rethinkwhatyoudrink.

Silk Soy Milk

I decided that I was going to make a Banana Caramel Bread Pudding for my whole family to enjoy this past weekend. My friend gave me her recipe and mentioned she had much success with it. I decided I was going to give it a whirl so I needed to replenish my Silk Soy Milk by going to Walmart. I had most of the other ingredients at home so I just needed to stock up on more Silk. I was so excited to see that they also have Silk Soy Latte, which I picked up in addition to the Original Silk Soy Milk.  Feel free to browse my complete Walmart shopping story here: Google Plus Story. Also, if you are unsure how the Silk tastes, they usually run demos at Walmarts around the country. However, I could tell you myself that you will not go wrong with these products.

Once I got home, I got all my ingredients out to make Banana Caramel Bread Pudding.

Ingredients needed:

Silk Soy Milk

Caramel Sauce: 3 cups water, 3 TBSP of butter, 3 TBSP of brown sugar, 3 TBSP of water, 3 TBSP of corn starch

Bread Pudding: 1 loaf French bread (I used Italian bread) cut into 1 inch squares, 1 Quart Silk Soy Milk, 3 eggs beaten, 3 cups sugar, 1 1/2 TBSP vanilla, 1/2 TSP cinnamon, 3 TBSP butter (can also use soy butter if allergies are present), 1/8 TSP allspice


For caramel sauce: In a pan, combine 3 cups of water, butter, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and 3 TBSP water. Stir mixture into sauce. Cook over medium heat thoroughly for 8 minutes. Spoon the mixture every 2 minutes or so. When completed remove from heat.Silk Soy Milk

For bread pudding:

1. Preheat the over to 375 degrees.

2. Soak the bread (French, Italian, or Challah can be used) in Silk Soy milk in a large bowl. Make sure the milk is absorbed over the bread.Silk Soy Milk

Silk Soy Milk

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3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla, allspice, and cinnamon together. Stir this in with bread mixture in #2. Add chopped bananas into the mix and stir.Silk Soy Milk

4. Pour butter into the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch pan. Coat the bottom of the pan and sides with butter. Pour in the completed bread mixture (#3) and bake at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes. You will see the edges getting brown and pulling away from the sides to indicate the bread pudding is just about done.Silk Soy Milk

5. Serve with caramel sauce on the side or pour directly onto the bread pudding.  ENJOY!Silk Soy Milk

Let me tell you that the Banana Caramel Bread Pudding made with Silk Soy Milk was absolutely delicious. I have my girlfriend to thank for giving me that recipe, because my whole family devoured it! It was easy to make and provided a great way for those who are not allowed to have regular cow milk in their diet to enjoy baked goods as well! Even if you are not lactose and dairy intolerant, trust me you will enjoy this recipe!

Silk Soy Milk

Head on out to your local Walmart and pick up the wide assortment of Silk Soy Milk products on the shelves. You can thank me later! Feel free to also follow Silk Soy on their Twitter/Facebook Page and the Silk Soy Facebook Recipe Page/ Pinterest/You Tube page to learn more about their delicious Silk products today!Silk Soy Milk




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  1. Natalie Z says

    Looks delicious and pretty easy to make as well! Added bonus that with the switch of bread I can make this gluten free and that it’s all lactose free!

  2. says

    uhm…YUM!! We love Silk! My kids are allergic to regular milk so we use Silk all the time. We often use the Almond milk all the time, but the Soymilk is a huge favorite as well. I’m excited to see the difference in the flavor.

  3. says

    I did not know Silk Soy made Iced Latte. I’ve given up coffee, but I like to have a special treat once in a while. I might have to try it out. :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    Great recipe and excellent photos! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions! I love the Light Silk to make soy lattes.
    We all love the chocolate Silk anytime!

  5. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    Let me start by saying we all adore Bread Puddings (both sweet AND savory) – in fact I would have to say they are our most favorite COMFORT FOOD!

    But to cut to the chase – I did try this recipe last weekend as part of casual Sunday brunch for gathering of friends/family and if I say so myself – it was very good. My Honey/Hubby was against it – mostly because of his doubts/concerns about the Silk SOY MILK – which I admit I’d never tried either – but I’d heard good things from friends I trust.

    So thank you for the recipe that will definitely be made again and used as a template for other variation. But maybe above all for the needed nudge to finally try Silk Soy Milk – and now believe it or not – my Hubby really likes it – and after reading the label and more about it – he’s eager to use it regularly as a substitute for less healthy dairy milk! Will miracles never cease?


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