I think we all agree that it’s not the most appealing of desserts.
I mean, does it make your heart go wild with excitement the same that things like “cookie dough cheesecake brownies” or “chocolate ganache covered brownie ice-cream cake” do? It probably doesn’t.
Yet I want to take a moment to stand up for all those poor bread puddings from around the world which are left behind, abandoned in favour of their more decadent counterparts.
Bread pudding: you rock.
It might not be the fanciest dessert you can think of, but deep in your heart, you know that bread pudding is delicious.
Sweet and comforting, just like a hug.
There’s something about it which makes it an irresistible guilty pleasure. Especially when you add some apple pie spices and some caramelised goodness on top.
Bonus points for the fact that this is the easiest dessert you’ll ever make. And we all know what you should be doing with all that time you’re going to save!
Laundry? No. Vacuuming? Are you crazy?! Homework? HECK TO THE NO.
………. BINGE-WATCHING THE BIG BANG THEORY IS THE ANSWER!
(aka: how I’ve spent the last four days of my life)
Yes, I should have done my laundry instead. No, I don’t care that I’ve had to buy another pack of clean undies because I had nothing to wear. Adulthood done right? Maybe not… but on the bright side I have my veggies everyday so I guess my mum would be proud. Just don’t tell her that peanut butter on toast has been my dinner for the last few days. And the undies thing, let’s just keep that part to ourselves… and don’t dare mention her about the existence of that pile of dirty dishes sitting on the sink. OR the fact that I haven’t vacuumed for like 5 months.
Pretty sure that this is how adulthood must be done.
But seriously guys. You need to make this bread pudding. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy, delicious and comforting! It doesn’t get any better than this. Except if you decide not to tell anyone about its existence and keep it all to yourself.
But I totally didn’t tell you to.
- 4 cups cubed wholegrain bread
- 1 + 1/2 cup applesauce
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 apple for the topping
- Add all the ingredients except the apple to a blender and pulse until it's smooth.
- Pour mixture into a baking pan.
- Cut the apple and arrange slices on top on the batter.
- and bake at 220ºC for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
- Enjoy warm or cold!
- Brown sugar may be used instead of coconut sugar.
Thanks for all the kind comments guys! I don’t have much time to answer them all now that I’m in university but I wanted you to know that I do read every one of them and that they make me supper happy! I’d send you all cookies if I could!