Taste of the Caymans

Chocolate Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 slices white bread, buttered, crusts discarded and sliced in half
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 bananas, peeled and thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecan nuts
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra for sprinkling
  • Cream or ice cream, for serving

Whisk together the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla until combined. Dip the bread in the milk mixture then place onto a greased baking dish, layering with the chocolate, banana and nuts. Pour over the remaining milk mixture. Press down lightly and sprinkle with the extra sugar. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until set. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Spoon generously into bowls and serve with chilled cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Photo by Stephen Clarke, courtesy of Flava magazine