Dark Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Round two of late night baking…. What happens when you eat the last piece of breading pudding in the house?

Well, you just have to bake up a new batch. Especially if you were hoarding the last batch eating a piece for breakfast, another for lunch, and the last piece as a late afternoon snack.

This dark chocolate banana bread pudding is much healthier than the taro bread pudding I posted earlier. And when I say healthier I mean not as sweet and delicious. It is good though, something I’d recommend for breakfast or maybe a dessert for at home.

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups milk (skim or plain soy)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 bananas
7 to 8 slices of whole wheat bread
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Cut the slices of bread into bite sized cubes. Cut the two bananas into similar sized pieces.

Banana and Bread

Put the bread and bananas into a 8×8 baking pan making sure the bananas are spread throughout the pan. In a large bowl combine the eggs, milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and push the bread down so that everything goes down into the liquid mixture. Let this soak together for at 15 to 20 minutes.

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered.

This is not a typically sweet bread pudding. If you’re making this for kids or anyone who likes moderately sweet to sweet desserts, make sure you increase the sugar (use 2/3 to 1 cup) and add the chocolate chips since there is no sugar in the cocoa powder.

One last tip, this bread pudding is especially good the day after. Store it in the fridge and when you’re ready, heat it up in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds and it’s nice and warm again.

13 comments   -   February 12, 2008

1 Peko { 02.12.08 at 6:46 am }

Whoa! Your dark chocolate banana bread pudding looks mighty fine! Yum yum!

2 Tarah { 02.12.08 at 6:57 am }

Oh wow. That looks delicious. I am a huge fan of bread budding, but also a fan of dark chocolate and bananas. All this together just sounds decadent! Looks wonderful! I’ll have to try this!

3 Kaman { 02.12.08 at 10:26 am }

WOW, so easy and looks great! I have all the ingredients already so Im going to try this tonight!

4 White On Rice Couple { 02.12.08 at 1:03 pm }

I know someone (Mamma Colleen) who is a huge fan of dark chocolate. She even belongs to a Chocolate Club, where they meet often to eat and talk about Chocolate. I’ll make this for her during her next visit, but in the mean time, I’ll send her to your site for a tease!

5 Kevin { 02.12.08 at 3:26 pm }

That looks so good!

6 made healthier { 02.12.08 at 3:40 pm }

Hi Peko,
Thanks! 😉

Hi Tarah, Kaman, and White on Rice Couple,
Thanks for the compliments! When you make it, don’t forget to add the extra sugar and chocolate chips since the recipe as I have it has been really cut back on the sugar.

Hi Kevin,
Thanks! :)

7 Cindy { 02.12.08 at 8:18 pm }

This recipe is so simply,
And has all the elements I love: chocolate and bananas,
I’ll have to give it a try!

8 Kaman { 02.13.08 at 2:54 pm }

I made it but made a smaller version. I also used nectar agave and just a little bit, but this was AWESOME and SO easy! Thank you so much for the recipe!

9 made healthier { 02.13.08 at 11:25 pm }

Hi Cindy,
Yes, very simple. Those are the only kind of recipes I seem to have time for these days. 😉

Hi Kaman,
You’re welcome, I’m so glad you liked it!

10 Camilla { 02.18.08 at 7:37 am }

I really enjoy your blog; I am going to make this bread pudding TODAY!

11 Christine { 03.19.08 at 11:28 am }

Yummy!! Easy to make and delicious.

12 Bob M. { 04.23.08 at 3:54 pm }

Dudes, you totally gotta TRY the bloody recipe!

13 rifshan { 08.11.11 at 9:53 am }

wow!!! its so easy… tomorrow i’ll try this…..i know its tasty nd looks tasty… i love this chocolate banana pudding.

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