The Chew Brunch: Michael Symon Banana Bread Pudding Recipe


The Chew: Daphne’s Baby Shower Brunch

It was Daphne Oz’s baby shower, Extra Value Friday style, as The Chew crew prepared delicious and affordable dishes like Michael Symon’s Banana Bread Pudding Recipe. (Don’t miss Mario’s Swiss Chard & Sausage Frittata either!)

Daphne Oz loves banana pudding, so Michael Symon used croissants to turn it into a bread pudding. Bananas are my favorite fruit, and I admit I was salivating as I watched this being prepared. Finally someone has put something I find irresistible on a croissant.


Chocolate sauce and sea salt made for a decadent finish to this sweet breakfast treat.

The Chew: Michael Symon Banana Bread Pudding Recipe Ingredients

The Chew Brunch: Michael Symon Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

Michael Symon’s Banana Bread Pudding Recipe combined favorite ingredients to make a rich, satisfying brunch treat on The Chew, using croissants for bread.

  • 1 tbsp soft Butter
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp grated Nutmeg
  • 2 cups sliced Bananas
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Half & Half
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 6 sliced Croissants
  • Salt

Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 oz chopped Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • Salt

Michael Symon: The Chew Banana Bread Pudding Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven on 350 F.
  2. Use butter to prepare a baking pan.
  3. Combine half & half, milk, sugar, eggs and yolks, vanilla, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Arrange the bottoms of the croissants in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Layer bananas, followed by the croissant tops.
  6. Pour custard over this, pressing down carefully.
  7. Let soak for 15 minutes.
  8. Cover pan with foil and poke a few holes in the top.
  9. Bake 45 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and bake another 40 minutes, until custard is set.
  11. Take it out of the oven and let it cool as you make the Chocolate Sauce.
  12. Combine cream, salt and sugar on medium heat in a saucepot.
  13. Let cream simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  14. Chop chocolate, adding it in with the cocoa powder.
  15. Whisk to combine everything and let it melt.
  16. Drizzle on banana bread pudding and serve.



  1. Norma says

    My husband loves bread pudding. Me not so much. I decided to make this one. I failed to notice the size of pan the pudding was cooked in. I also failed to notice the size of croissant.
    I used four large sandwich size and had three bananas to divide among them. I had a hard time finding a dish that the four large croissants would fit in snugly. Finally I decided on a deeper casserole. I cooked it for 45 min uncovered and while it was hot and tasty the custard had not set.i used 2 1/2 cups half and half and one cup 2% milk. I see now it was supposed to be 2 cups whole milk. I didn’t use the butter at all. When I jotted down the recipe from the show I missed these two ingredients. Nor did I make the chocolate sauce. Nor did I know that it was to cook another 40 min after the initial 45. The good news is that it was delicious regardless of all my mistakes and omissions. It was still rather liquid when we tried it. I will bake it again before serving it with breakfast tomorrow. I can’t imagine it being better but look forward to trying it. I might even try the sauce with it.

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