Chunky Monkey Banana Bread Pudding is an easy recipe that’s bursting with fresh bananas, chocolate chunks and walnuts making this bread pudding the perfect brunch or dessert indulgence. Top with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream and you’ll be in heaven with every bite!
Banana Bread Pudding
By combining the flavors of “Chunky Monkey” ice cream with a warm and comforting bread pudding you’ll have the best of both worlds! A delicious casserole that’s easy to make, Chunky Monkey Bread Pudding will make every mom happy on Mother’s Day and be a delicious addition to your morning brunch get together. After all, who doesn’t love bananas and chocolate, especially when they’re in a warm casserole of egg twist rolls flavored with cinnamon and topped with wet walnuts? I mean, come on now! Drooling over here!
What is Chunky Monkey?
Chunky Monkey is a flavor of ice cream made by Ben & Jerry’s consisting of banana ice cream with chocolate chunks and walnuts.
What is the origin of bread pudding?
According to food historians, bread pudding dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries when cooks looked for ways to use up stale bread instead of throwing it out. They added eggs, milk and seasonings to it and baked it turning it into a bread pudding. In the 13th century in England, bread pudding was popular among the lower classes of people and became known as the “poor man’s pudding”.
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Chunky Monkey Bread Pudding is an easy recipe that's bursting with fresh bananas, chocolate chunks and walnuts making this bread pudding the perfect brunch or dessert indulgence. Top with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream and you'll be in heaven with every bite!
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.