Chocolate Banana Bread Puddings


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

    How to make it 

  • 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 puddings.

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