Bread pudding with bananas and chocolate
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Bread pudding with bananas and chocolate

50 min
Impress your guests or make a quick dessert for yourself. This bread pudding with banana and chocolate is a sumptuous dessert for all chocolate lovers, enveloping the custardy bread and sweet bananas in chunks of dark, slightly bitter melted chocolate. It is served with cool whipped cream on top for extra luxury.


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (conventional oven).
  • Cut bread slices into cubes. Peel and slice bananas and chop chocolate finely.
  • Mix bread, banana slices, and chopped chocolate in a greased, oven-proof dish.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, and sugar and pour into the dish. Sprinkle with cane sugar. Bake in the lower part of the oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve the pudding warm with whipped cream.

Leftover bread is ideal for bread pudding. The dryness of stale bread helps it absorb the egg and milk mixture more effectively, leading to a richer, more flavourful dessert. Using leftover bread provides a delightful base to soak up all the good flavours and textures of the creamy, custard-like filling of the pudding.


White bread
5 slices
Dark chocolate
100 g
200 ml
50 ml
Cane sugar
2 tbsp
Double cream
200 ml

Homemade bread pudding with banana and chocolate

This sumptuous chocolate banana bread pudding marries the soft texture of custardy bread with the indulgent richness of melted chocolate and the sweet, mellow flavour of bananas. This recipe offers a truly indulgent sweet treat with its complexity from mushy, baked bananas and melted chocolate to soft bread and creamy custard. Served with cool, airy whipped cream, you will want to savour this treat again and again.

Creamy custard with bread pieces

At the heart of the pudding lies the custard-soaked bread. The bread absorbs the rich, eggy custard, transforming it into a tender, moist delight that melts in your mouth. The edges of the bread pudding might catch a hint of golden crispness in the oven, offering a subtle textural contrast to the otherwise soft, creamy interior. The custard-infused bread base sets the stage for the flavours and textures of banana and chocolate.

Sweet and rich flavours from banana and dark chocolate

Enjoy the sweetness and depth of ripe bananas and dark, indulgent chocolate. The bananas, delicious and naturally sweet, soften further into the custard, creating pockets of fruity moisture that contrast with the denser texture of the bread. Chocolate melts into rich, velvety pools that give you a luxurious feel and a bittersweet counterpoint to the sweetness of the bananas.

Enjoy an easy dessert

It feels good to make a dessert without too much effort. And this chocolate banana bread pudding is an example of a hassle-free, quick, and easy dessert that tastes amazing. With bread, banana, and chocolate as the main ingredients, you quickly have a cake-like dessert that ticks all the boxes with its sweet, custardy nature. Make it for yourself as a quick weeknight sweet treat, or serve it for guests after a delicious meal.

Do you want to try other bread-based desserts or sweet treats? Try our rye bread cake with chocolate or our banana toast with nut butter.

Experiment with the recipe

Play around with the flavours, adding pecan nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds. Different nuts add a different crunch and flavour profile. You can also toast the nuts before adding them to the dessert.

You can also experiment with different types of chocolate. Milk chocolate makes for a sweeter pudding, white chocolate for a creamy twist, and a mix of dark and milk chocolate adds more depth. Chocolate chips can provide a gooey texture.

Spice things up by introducing cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract to the egg and milk mixture for a warming flavour. Caramel sauce, melted chocolate, or a fruit compote drizzled on top adds a delightful sweetness that is just as delicious as the warmth of the spices. 

Try using brioche, croissants, or stale cinnamon rolls instead of white bread for a richer base. These breads and baked goods can add a buttery flavour and a more decadent texture.