Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
This fruity bread pudding makes a satisfying dessert or a pleasing dish for a Sunday brunch. For chocolate lovers, sprinkle 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces over the top of pudding after removing from oven.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly grease a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large bowl stir together LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk, bananas, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the almond extract. Place croissant pieces in prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture evenly over croissants, pressing pieces down to be sure they are all moistened.
- In a small bowl combine brown sugar, flour, melted butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over croissant mixture. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
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