Banana Bread Pudding
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Preheat oven to 425F. Bake bread pieces until lightly toasted, 4-5 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350F.
Coat 1 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange half of bread pieces on bottom of prepared baking dish. Slice 2 bananas 1/4" thick on diagonal; place over bread pieces in single layer. Top with 1/2 cup chocolate chunks and remaining bread pieces.
Combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread cubes.
Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chunks. Bake, uncovered, additional 15 minutes, or until mixture is set.
Top with wet walnuts. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm.