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Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

Delicious Last-Minute Dessert

I eat a banana for breakfast every morning, so I almost always have them on hand. They're my secret weapon for an easy, fast dessert: chocolate-banana bread pudding. I've made this dessert tons of times and it's a real crowd pleaser. The bananas are lightly caramelized before they're added and the puddings are cooked in a muffin tin making for fun, individual portions. The final dessert is comforting and each bite melts in your mouth. For the delightful recipe,

Chocolate-Banana Bread Puddings
From Silvana Nardone

1 tsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 bananas, sliced 1/3-inch thick
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
10 slices of white bread, lightly toasted
Six 1.55-oz. milk chocolate bars, broken into small pieces (they melt better than chocolate morsels)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter with the brown sugar over moderately high heat. Add the banana slices and cook, turning once, until caramelized, about 3 minutes. The bananas should be softened and sticky. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Stack the toasted bread, slice off the crusts, and cut the bread into 4 triangles.
  5. Add the bread to the custard and let soak until the custard is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cooled caramelized bananas and the chocolate.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be full). Bake the puddings until puffy and golden, about 25 minutes.

Makes 12.

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maleea maleea 9 years
I'm making this right now...I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Those look awesome. I love bread pudding!
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
So much for not gaining five pounds this month!! I will have to try this immediately.
Marci Marci 9 years
These sound amazing! Of course, the tough part is not eating those chocolate bars before getting them into the oven.
Food Food 9 years
these look great! rebelchipmunk - i haven't tried the fcd pudding, i'll have to add it to my "must eat" list! cather1ne - same here, cooked they're usually okay and frozen they're fine too, but raw they make my throat itch. but apparently not enough to stop eating them!
cather1ne cather1ne 9 years
I love banannas, but not able to have them because I am alergic. :( I still eat them, despite the
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
yummie!! this looks wonderful!! the perfect little treat!! i gotta think of something else thats wonderufl to make to send in my christmas tins! :)
starkiss23 starkiss23 9 years
That sounds so good.. and easy!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mmmm this looks SOOOOO good :feedme:
issarocks issarocks 9 years
i'm gonna have to try this!
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 9 years
Um. This makes me hot. LOL!
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
MMMM looks good!
wambalus wambalus 9 years
This sort of reminds me of a concoction we used to make at the dining halls at college - take a banana, in skin, and cut it partially in half, then fill with chocolate chips. Run it through the rolling toaster, then take it out and spread goo on toast. Yuummm! But it messed up the toaster something awful :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I have some so I'll have to try this.
rebelchipmunk rebelchipmunk 9 years
hey yumsugar, i know you're a fellow san franciscan, have you tried the banana chocolate brioche bread pudding at fog city diner? it's delicious! definitely bread pudding is making a comeback.
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
I gotta try this!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Mmm, sounds yummy!
syako syako 9 years
I've made this one too! It is great. I saw it in the Rachael Ray magazine a while ago. Yummy Yummy.
emalove emalove 9 years
This sounds SO good! I love bananas too. I eat them everyday at lunch, dipped in my yogurt.
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