Banana-Chocolate Bread Pudding – Melanie daPonte

The comfort food trend continues…hey, it’s that time of the year! Never one to eschew tradition…but nowadays my choices are a bit more enlightened.

This is a fantastic recipe that is quite easy to make and takes me back to many a childhood holiday feast. Enjoy!

BANANA-CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

recipe courtesy Isa Chandra Moskowitz

6 CUPS CUBED STALE BREAD 1 CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS 3 BANANAS, RIPE, SLICED 1/2 INCH THICK 2 ¼ CUPS NON-DAIRY MILK, UNSWEETENED 3 TBSP. ARROWROOT POWDER ⅔ CUP MAPLE SYRUP, OR AGAVE NECTAR 1 TSP. VANILLA EXTRACT ½ TSP. CINNAMON, GROUND

¼ TSP. NUTMEG