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A refined bread and butter pudding recipe, without the butter! Spicy and fruity, with only 230kcal per serving.


Somerset, England, UK

163 people made this

IngredientsServes: 6

  • 10 slices wholemeal bread, cut diagonally
  • 30g demerara sugar
  • 60g raisins or sultanas
  • 30g dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ground ginger
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 350ml skimmed milk

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr5min

  1. Heat the oven 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Cover the base of a 1L glass dish with half of the triangles of bread.
  3. Evenly sprinkle 10g sugar and half the raisins or sultanas and apricots over the bread layer. Then lightly sprinkle with a little of the nutmeg and cinnamon or ginger. Repeat this step again, leaving out the sugar.
  4. In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs with 10g sugar and the skimmed milk until pale in colour. Pour slowly over the bread and sprinkle the last 10g sugar over the top.
  5. Bake the in the hot oven for 40 - 45 minutes until the surface is golden. Serve hot.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(4)

Reviews in English (4)

Try using almond milk - it's naturally sweet enough to discount the sugar.-10 Sep 2015

Made this twice now though used fresh apple as I didn't have any apricots. I also added an extra egg and half as much milk again as I especially like the custard part. Very good especially as I need to be on a low fat diet at present. Thanks for sharing.-30 Aug 2016

I made this with some slices of old brioche bread (no butter, but added currants) - it was light, slightly crisp on the top, not too sweet, and really lovely.... I have no idea of ratio I put it together with, but the egg mix didn't quite cover the bread.-19 May 2015


Recipe Summary

  • 6 slices day-old whole wheat bread
  • ½ cup raisins (Optional)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Break bread into small pieces into an 8-inch square baking dish. Mix in raisins and apple. Drizzle with melted butter.

Combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up egg mixture.

Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place bread pudding baking dish into a large roasting pan. Carefully pour boiling water around pan.

Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted into the middle of pudding comes out mostly clean, about 45 minutes.


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Living in Vegas our warm weather clothes period is longer than most folks across the nation. For some reason when spring hits I start thinking about that cute skirt or shorts for summer. Then, I will remember that it is __ sizes smaller than what I am now .


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We saw some amazing strawberries at grocery store while shopping so I decided to grab a few things to go with them. You know — bake a cake to go with my strawberries! I was able to grab a few containers for less than $2 each since I was able to price match them using another store’s weekly ad price. SCORE!

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  3. Use a diet soda such as one of the TEN products
  4. Egg substitutes or egg whites instead of using whole eggs
  5. Don’t use the full amount suggested for sugar
  6. Prune puree for your butter or oil
  7. Instead of sour cream in your favorite cake recipe, try using low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese
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  9. Chocolate chunks vs mini chips for the same flavor but fewer calories
  10. Marshmallow cream instead of butter or cream cheese when creating your cake icing

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  • Sugar-free packaged ingredients
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  • Low-fat milk for my “icing” recipe
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By switching out my egg in my recipe with two egg whites, I “saved” almost 100 calories, reduced to ZERO grams of fat, and ZERO grams of cholesterol.

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(High-Protein) Healthy Bread Pudding (Low-fat)

Bread pudding: sweet, sticky, syrupy goodness. Every bite is the perfect balance of creamy sauce, chewy bread and just a hint of crispy, crunchy bits of baked crust. It’s every carbohydrate-lover’s dream dessert, and with bread in the title you could even be forgiven for thinking that it could be “healthy” (minus all of the sugar, of course). Well, it’s time to combine dreams with the reality that I have a high-protein, low-fat, lower-carbohydrate recipe to share with you for my very own Bread Pudding and it’s free of added fats and sugars! Weekend baking project, anyone? This would make a perfect dessert or even a great addition to a weekend breakfast or brunch!

First of all, I have a couple of confessions for you:

1) I don’t didn’t even like bread pudding (not until I made my own version, that is). Has anyone else had the experience of only liking a certain dish if you prepare it yourself? Or perhaps only liking a version of a dish prepared by one particular person, i.e. your spouse or your mom? Has anyone gotten their kids on board with eating foods they ordinarily wouldn’t touch, just by involving them in the preparation process such as picking out foods at the grocery store and/or helping them to prepare the meal? My (now) four-year-old (!) gobbled up some Flourless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Brownies from Ambitious Kitchen today – he was the chief (supervised) Zucchini Grater and Chocolate Chip Sprinkler (two very important jobs for this recipe). It turns out that I’m very much like a four-year-old in this regard – I gobbled up this recipe where I have turned up my nose at others’ offerings of bread pudding. I don’t even give bread pudding a second look if it shows up in a dessert menu (I’m scanning for cheesecake instead!). And that’s not about to change now that I know I can make a much better-for-me version at home!

2) This post has been 3+ months in the making! This recipe even pre-dates the actual Golden Graham Girl blog itself. Back in April, I attended an authentic Cajun Cooking Class hosted by a wonderful Louisianan couple, Carla Loup Greene and Todd Greene (one of the many great things about the expatriate community we’re experiencing in South Korea is the willingness of other expats to share the cuisine of their home countries – we haven’t come up with a truly representative Canadian dish and we don’t want to embarrass ourselves by making poutine). I learned how to make (or at least attempt) a lot of great, flavourful dishes. And not only did I learn how easy it is to make bread pudding, but I also learned that maybe it’s not such a bad thing that I’ve bypassed it in the past: the original recipe is pretty heavy duty from a calories/fat/sugar perspective, featuring white bread, butter, heavy cream, whole milk, whole eggs AND refined sugar (all things that make it taste absolutely wonderful, but all things that can be hard on your system and would make it a once in-a-blue-moon kind of treat, for me at least). And you know that I’m all about advocating for a balanced approach with regular indulgences but I also like that there are substitutions to recipes that can make them a little less indulgent and therefore a little more frequent.

So, what have I done to update this dish? I swapped a multi-grain bread for the white bread (any whole grain or low-carbohydrate bread of your choosing will do), replaced the dairy (butter, cream AND milk) with creamy yet low-calorie unsweetened almond milk, substituted just egg whites for the whole eggs and added in the sweetness and “thickness” using a flavoured whey protein powder. The remaining seasonings (spices and sea salt) are the same as the original recipe, and the raisins are optional as always (I don’t claim to understand you raisin-haters but I know you’re out there. I personally love the sweet, plump juicy raisins and the flavour and texture they impart to this dish, but if you’re not a raisin fan in the base case, I’m not out to convert you). The recipe is now so low-fat that you might consider serving it alongside eggs (and maybe even bacon) or topping it with whipped cream (dairy or coconut cream) or butter (or nut butter)!

Nothing but grapes and sunshine! I’m a lover – how about you?

Just like the original recipe, you’ll need to plan ahead for this recipe. Leave the slices of bread out overnight to dry – you want slightly stale, dry bread to maximize its ability to soak up the wet ingredients and get really dense and flavourful. In a pinch, you can also cut or tear the bread into cubes and lightly toast in a toaster oven or regular oven to dry them out.

Day-old dry bread cut into cubes and ready to be turned into pudding!

As soon as you have dry bread, you’re ready to roll with this recipe:

Healthy Bread Pudding (High-protein, Low-fat, Refined sugar-free)

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: Overnight + 30 minutes prep + 20-25 minutes baking
  • Difficulty: easy

Author: The Golden Graham Girl

INGREDIENTS
4 slices whole- or multi-grain and/or low-carbohydrate bread, dried
1 cup (240g or 240mL) unsweetened almond milk
2 large egg whites (80g or 80mL – this is approximately 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites)
1 scoop (28g) vanilla protein powder – I used Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder*
1/4 cup (40g) raisins
1 tsp (5g) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2g) nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1g) sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat a conventional oven to 350F (185C) or a convection oven to 325F (165C).
2. Grease a standard loaf pan with coconut oil, butter or non-stick cooking spray OR line with parchment paper.
3. Tear or cut the bread into small (one-inch or two-centimeter) cubes and place in a large bowl. Set aside.
4. Whisk the remaining ingredients in a separate medium bowl until fully combined.
5. If using raisins, let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to allow the raisins to absorb some of the moisture and “plump up.” If not using raisins proceed to step 6.
6. Pour the mixture onto the bread cubes and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for an additional 15-30 minutes, until the bread has absorbed most of the liquid.
7. Transfer the bread mixture to the prepared loaf pan and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set but still soft, 20-25 minutes.
8. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Calories: 140 Fat: 1.9g Carbohydrates: 22.1g Sugar: 9.9g Fiber: 2.8g Protein: 10.5g

Enjoy as a dessert, a side or just on its own! This dish pairs beautifully with an egg dish for breakfast or brunch or can be served as is or with toppings of your choice for a dessert. I personally love a touch of butter and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup.

All content on The Golden Graham Girl is the original creation and property of thegoldengrahamgirl.com (unless otherwise noted).
*Please note that I am currently NOT sponsored by or affiliated with any particular brand, company or product. Any ideas, comments or opinions are my own, as mentioned in my Product Review page. However, if you choose to purchase new-to-you products I recommend using the link(s) I provide, I can earn a small credit. More information on that is available here.

Day-old dry bread cut into cubes and ready to be turned into pudding! Whisk together the remaining ingredients and let stand at room temperature until the raisins (if using) start to plump up. Pour the mixture onto the bread cubes and let stand again until the bread has absorbed most of the liquid. Bake until the center of the bread pudding is set but still soft, 20-25 minutes.


Baked Chicken Parmesan | Skinnytaste

An Italian classic lightened up. Baking the chicken cutlet as opposed to frying really lightens up the dish while still remaining moist and full of flavor. Serve this over pasta or with a large salad to keep it on the lighter side.

This recipe is from the archives which first made its appearance back in 2009. I decided to update the photo because my photo skills were lacking back then.

We all love this dish in my home, it’s perfect for a weeknight yet good enough to serve to company. This is also how I bake my chicken cutlets if you want it without the cheese and sauce. Kid friendly and delicious make this tonight!!

Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 8 •

Smart Points 5 Calories: 251 •

Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 31.5 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 0 Cholestr: 14 mg

Ingredients: 4 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, fat trimmed, sliced in half to make 8 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)



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