Another yummy treat that I made from the Looney Spoons Collection Cookbook from Janet & Greta Podleski.
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Now this was one yummy treat made a little healthier by using 100% whole wheat bread (recipe says multi-grain) and I always use dark chocolate as it’s better for you and I love dark chocolate. The whole family loved this one and they didn’t know it was made with whole wheat bread so why tell them? It’s our little secret.
- 10 to 12 large slices of multigrain (or whole wheat) bread (about 1lb/454g)
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 1 cup vanilla flavored yogurt
- 4 eggs lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp each vanilla & ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans (optional we skipped the pecans)
Break bread into 1-inch pieces and place in a 9×13 inch glass baking dish (I didn’t have glass as you can see in the picture) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Dish should be full.
In a large bowl whisk together milk, bananas, yogurt, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour mixture over bread. Using your hands (yep it gets messy), mix bread cubes with milk mixture so that all pieces are coated. Let stand for 15 minutes while you preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Just before popping dish into oven, mix in most of the chocolate chips and pecans, saving a little of each to sprinkle on top. Now, go ahead and sprinkle on top!
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until pudding is puffed up and golden brown and center is set. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. You can cut the dessert into squares and serve it on a plate or spoon it into dessert bowls. If you feel like splurging, serve the sliced version with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and the spooned version with drizzle of real whip cream! Makes 12 servings.
There’s only 3 of us in the house so this was a huge amount of pudding but we managed somehow to eat it all. We even tried it with the ice cream very rich but oh so yummy!
There you have it a delicious dessert this would be perfect if you’re having a large group of people over of if you want dessert for several days We and our tummies thoroughly enjoyed this dessert!