Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding 150

Studded with chocolate chips and laced with fruity flavour, this pudding reaches perfection under a dollop of vanilla yogurt or ice cream. Serve either warm or cold.

  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

Banana Bread:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding:
  • 1 loaf Banana Bread (recipe below)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup 10% cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

Banana Bread:
In large bowl, whisk sugar with oil; whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in bananas and vanilla.

In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into banana mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of buttermilk. Scrape into greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 1 hour. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely on rack. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store in airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.) Makes 1 loaf, or 12 slices.

Cut banana bread into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes and place in large bowl; sprinkle with two-thirds of the chocolate chips.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the sugar, the cream and vanilla; pour over bread mixture and toss gently to combine. Let stand for 15 minutes, tossing gently twice. Pour into greased 12-cup (3 L) oval baking dish. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.)

Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and sugar. Bake in centre of 375°F(190°C) oven until puffed, golden and knife inserted in centre comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool on rack for 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 305 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 437.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 59 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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