MIP Recipe #8: Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

If you like bread pudding, this one is for you! Seriously, no one could ever say no to Apple Bread Pudding. Let’s get on with MIP #8.

We are getting through fall and this recipe is a really good treat to make. Apple pie is one of the many classic autumn flavors. I thought bread pudding would be a great vehicle for it… don’t you think? Seriously, it’s kinda like apple pie for breakfast.

For this MIP recipe, I want to give you guys another recipe to use up old bread. Bread pudding is a great way to use any parts of bread you do not like to eat. Or, you could just make this with bread you can’t finish. Actually, stale bread lends the best texture for bread pudding (which crusts do too). I used my MIP Recipe #6: Banana Balloon Bread for this recipe, but my Applesauce Yeast BreadThe Best Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf w/ a secret ingredient!Fluffy Vegan Brioche Bread, etc. would all work very well.

For our family, we always bought too big of a loaf and it goes bad (moldy) before we finished it. To prevent this, the best way to prolong bread’s life is to put it in the fridge once you cut it or start eating it. It must be in an airtight bag with no moisture inside. Any water that gets inside will cause mold to grow.

This recipe requires time to soak to make the bread “meld together” with the liquid. If your bread is very hard and stale, it will require more time. If your bread is relatively fresh, do not soak it for 4 hours like I wrote below. Do about 2 hours or even less. You don’t want the bread to break down into a mush.

5 Word Summary:

Apple pie

Bread-y

Healthy

Fluffy

Crispy

If you like bread pudding, check this recipe out!

Overnight French Toast Bake

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is more like an awesome French toast bake you can have at anytime of the day. It is also dairy-free, oil-free, and nut-free.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, applesauce, banana bread, bread pudding, breakfast, dairy-free, oil-free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Soaking time 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 6 people
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g stale crusty bread 1
  • 1 1/2 cup non dairy milk 2
  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce 3
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Make the applesauce according to the link in the notes.
  2. Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients: milk, applesauce, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins.
  4. Mix the bread cubes in and allow to soak for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a pan with oil. Any size will work but make sure it has sides.
  6. Pour mixture into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown and it's set on top.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying! Cold bread pudding is really good too.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used bread crusts and stale French bread. Use any leftover bread you have, preferably stale.
  2. I used soy milk but almond, cashew, coconut, rice, hemp, etc. all work.
  3. Here's my recipe: One-ingredient Applesauce

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