It’s an oldie, but a goodie. I’ve given the cheap and easy bread and butter pudding a deliciously healthy choc-banana makeover – this is comfort food at it’s best.


  • 4 eggs (preferably free-range or organic), lightly whisked

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

  • 300ml full-cream milk

  • 300ml pouring cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp raw cocoa powder, plus extra for serving

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • 250g sourdough baguette (or similar), cut in to slices

  • 2 bananas cut on an angle into 5mm thick slices

  • 1 banana cut on an angle into 5mm thick slices, to serve

  • 150g 70%+ dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 175’C and line a 14x25cm loaf line with baking paper

  • 2.

    In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs, maple syrup, cream, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest and cocoa powder

  • 3.

    Arrange the sliced baguette, sliced banana and chopped chocolate in layers in loaf tin (as if you were making a lasagne), finishing with a layer of bread on top and a extra sprinkle of chocolate pieces

  • 4.

    Pour the custard mixture into the loaf tin and gently press the bread and banana mix down to ensure the top layer of bread gets a soaking in the custard

  • 5.

    Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until firm. Allow to cool slightly before turning out of the loaf tin

  • 6.

    Top with the sliced banana pieces and a dusting of cocoa powder

  • 7.

    If you’ve got any leftovers, warm them in 180’C oven for 2 to 3 minutes

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Posted by BetsieReport
haven't made it yet but am going to make it for our desert tonight, it looked really ymmy when Curtis made it on the telly.
Posted by chef girlReport
I have not made this yet but when i watched Curtis making it it looked so delicious and easy to make.Will be making this soon.