Banana-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Old-fashioned bread pudding gets a hip new update with chocolate and banana flavors plus soymilk.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Strawberry Sauce, if desired

2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/4
cup water
1 1/2
cups fresh or frozen (partially thawed) unsweetened whole strawberries, sliced

Bread Pudding

1
cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1 1/3
cups soymilk
2/3
cup fat-free egg product
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups 1-inch-cubes white whole-grain bread or French bread
1/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Garnish, if desired

Frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, stir together granulated sugar, cornstarch and water. Stir in 1/2 cup of the strawberries. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup strawberries. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray 9-inch quiche dish or 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat bananas, brown sugar, soymilk, egg product and vanilla with wire whisk until smooth. Fold in bread and 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips. Spread in quiche dish. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set.
  • 4 Cut warm bread pudding into wedges. Serve warm pudding with strawberry sauce. Garnish with whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bread pudding.

Expert Tips

Bread pudding made with a bread that's too soft can be very soft and almost mushy. Gently squeeze bread loaves and choose the one that has some resistance and doesn't feel like a marshmallow!

You can serve the bread pudding with prepared strawberry topping instead of making the Strawberry Sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.