Bread pudding is my #1 answer every time we have leftover challah in the house. Yes, there is always leftover challah! I think I just serve too much of it every week so I save the extra slices in a ziploc bag for later. Maybe you use it for French toast or go for the obvious and make a sandwich but I love to turn leftovers into dessert whenever possible. And the coolest part is that you can make the bread pudding to freeze it for the next weekend. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! I’ve made all sorts of bread puddings, including maple brown sugar, cinnamon bun, pumpkin spice and even a bread pudding made with donuts so I wanted to try something new. What happens when you have ripe bananas, chocolate chip challah and tons of pecans in the freezer? Chunky Monkey Challah Bread Pudding is born. Tradition chunky monkey is made with walnuts but I’m a much bigger fan of pecans so let’s just go with it! A little creative license never hurt anyone, right??!
Powdered sugar makes everything better.
I used a popover pan to make bread pudding muffins but you can make this recipe in a casserole dish or traditional muffin pan also. I love when you can eat dessert with your hands.