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This Croissant Bread Pudding is a mouthwatering dessert featuring banana and chocolate flavors! This dish is easy to make and a great way to use up leftover croissants. Serve it warm out of the oven with ice cream and chocolate sauce!

This croissant bread pudding is one of our favorite desserts that also doubles as a breakfast or brunch idea. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly dish for entertaining and potlucks. You only need 10 minutes of prep before it goes into the oven!


Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Croissants: Fresh or leftover (stale) croissants or chocolate croissants. Slices of sweet bread, brioche or challah will also work in a pinch.
  • Bananas: You can use fresh or frozen sliced bananas
  • Chocolate chips: Semisweet chocolate chips are best, but you can use milk chocolate in a pinch
  • Cream cheese: Use brick cream cheese, either regular or low-fat.
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar but you can substitute stevia or erythritol for a natural sugar-free option (follow the package directions for the ratio)
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk

In terms of serving, this croissant bread pudding is excellent on its own, but you can always dress it up with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Slicing chocolate croissant bread pudding in a baking dish

How to Make Croissant Bread Pudding

There are few desserts that are easier to make than croissant bread pudding. First, you’re making a cheesecake batter by mixing cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla together in a bowl. Be sure to soften the cream cheese to avoid lumps, and use a hand mixer or whisk for easy blending.

Then you’re pouring it over a mix of cubed croissants, sliced bananas and chocolate chips in a square baking pan. Baking takes 30-35 minutes at 350°F, and you’ll know it’s done when it’s puffy and golden!

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Banana Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

This Croissant Bread Pudding combines mouthwatering chocolate and bananas flavors while using up your leftover croissants. This easy dessert is delicious served warm out of the oven.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 10 servings


  • 4 large croissants, fresh or stale
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, regular or light, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Serving - optional

  • chocolate sauce
  • vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Whisk in the milk and set aside.
  • On a work surface, cut the croissants roughly into 1-inch pieces. Place HALF of the pieces into the prepared pan along with all the banana slices.
  • Top with the remaining croissant pieces and chocolate chips. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly into the pan, soaking as many of croissant pieces as possible.
  • Place the pan into the oven to bake for 30-35 minutes until the surface is golden and puffy.
  • Remove from oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes or more. Serve with optional ice cream and chocolate sauce.


  • To avoid the bananas discoloring, be sure to cover with the cream cheese mixture within several minutes of slicing.
  • Make Ahead: You can make this dish up to one day ahead of time. Store it in the fridge covered with plastic wrap and reheat before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate croissant bread pudding, croissant bread pudding
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