so, yes. bread pudding. although i think i’m working my way toward a grain-free lifestyle, occasionally i crave bread and sweets and more occasionally, i give in to my kids’ cravings. but i love that i can leave out ingredients that don’t suit us (trend, schmend – i’m grateful for the availability of ingredients), and that i can add what does. this gluten-free bread pudding is sweet (but not too sweet), hearty, buttery, and good-memory-inducing.
is your mouth watering?
in college, i had a favorite class: c.s. lewis and literature. we met on tuesday nights, i think, at prof. benyousky’s house. how i loved that man and his precious wife. each week they opened up their home to a group of college kids, fed them lemon tea and bread pudding, and fed their hearts with vision and fervor for the greater things in life.
great. now i’m craving lemon tea. i have a million other flavors in my tea collection, but not lemon. you?
- 1 cup Mott's(R) Natural Applesauce
- 1 cup organic whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup maple sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 5 slices cinnamon raisin bread, cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, for skillet
- Streusel Topping:
- ⅔ cup gluten-free oats
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons maple sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine applesauce, milk, eggs and brown sugar in medium bowl.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Place 2 tablespoons butter in iron skillet and put in oven for five minutes, or until butter melts and starts to brown.
- Gently stir bread cubes into egg mixture until well moistened.
- Pour mixture into hot iron skillet (be careful to avoid splatter).
- Mix oats, almond flour, remaining tablespoon butter, 3 tablespoons maple sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg until thoroughly combined and crumbly; add to top of bread mixture.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Serve warm.
so now i’m wondering if i can create a grain-free version of bread pudding. hhmmm…
what’s your favorite memory-tied recipe? have you created your own version?
**special thanks to Mott’s Applesauce for providing product for this recipe. as an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador, i may receive products for creating blog posts. i was not compensated for this recipe, and all opinions are my own.
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