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Seriously Bread Pudding

Prep: 30 min | Cook: 45 | Total: 1 hr 45 min | Servings:12..

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Seriously Bread Pudding
Seriously Bread Pudding
Seriously Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is one of those things that makes my knees wobble. Bread pudding after a meal is the best possible way to conclude one. With too much vanilla custard sauce pooling at the base, I could almost eat a whole pan all on my own. Heat some up for breakfast and smother it in sugar free maple syrup and start your day right! That's how I like to do it!

This particular bread pudding was made with a Carbquik Frankenloaf, but just about any low carb bread will do, as the egg base is what gives it its structure. The main issue is that that bread absorb the egg mixture. In the case of the Frankenloaf, I like to cut it into cubes and dry them out in the oven. They become a collection of small cube shaped rocks. From there, soak them in the egg mixture over night. Unfortunately, the bread is slow to absorb the egg mixture and wants to float to the top. Keep stirring it and pushing it down. Some breads may absorb the egg mixture more quickly.

Once the bread has absorbed the sweetened egg mixture ... bake it. Serve with Creme Anglais (as seen in the photos) or with sugar free maple syrup!

Note: This recipe can also be baked in small individual ramekins, rather than a large baking pan.

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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
6 cups (468.53g)  low carb bread, cut into small cubes and dried (recipe)1091.84364.3985.4179.764.78014.92
6 large (300g)  whole eggs42930133003
1/4 cup (48g)  brown sugar equivalent (Buy Now) 240120480048
1 cup (200g)  'Swerve' or other sugar equivalent (Buy Now) 00020002000
1 cup (240g)  almond milk, unsweetened (Buy Now) 453.523102
1 1/2 cups (357g)  cream, heavy whipping1231.5132810.50010.5
1 tbsp (12g)  vanilla extract34.62001.5001.5
1 tsp (2g)  cinnamon, ground4.94.02.081.621.0600.56
1/2 tsp (1g)  nutmeg, freshly ground5.25.36.06.49.2100.28
1/4 cup (56g)  fresh whole butter (half a stick), cut into small cubes4004400000
Totals (of 12 Servings):3482.15586.27g108.55g347.81g67.05g200g80.76g
Per Serving:290.1848.86g9.05g28.98g5.59g16.67g6.73g *

Method:

  1. If your bread cubes are not dried out, you can dry them in an oven. This helps the bread absorb the egg mixture. Make sure the dried bread is also cool to the touch and not still hot from the oven.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together each of the ingredients, except the bread and butter. Make sure the sugar equivalents are dissolved in the egg mixture.
  4. Add the dried bread to the egg mixture and mix thoroughly. Some low carb breads will absorb the egg mixture quickly, while others will be resistant to it. Keep mixing and pushing the bread into the egg mixture, until the bread stays mostly submerged and has absorbed most of the bread mixture.
  5. With 1/4 of the cubed butter, coat the inside of a 13 x 9 baking pan.
  6. Add the bread and egg mixture to the pan. Push down the bread in the mixture, to spread it evenly and give it one last big spongy soak of the egg mixture.
  7. Evenly distribute the remaining small cubes of butter on top of the bread pudding.
  8. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes, or until it has set. It should start to color a nice brown on the top, as well.
  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

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Comments

Hi Donna ... don't believe everything you read. If Splenda were really causing cancer, it would be pulled from the market. A lot of this stuff is "spin" put forth by the sugar industry. Sugar feeds cancer and is the cause for most all of today's health issues ... FAR and away worse than Splenda, any day. That said ... I don't really use Splenda, but more because of the dextrose and maltodextrin they mix it with (glucose). Typically, I used Swerve Sweetener. If you want to make your own brown sugar, you can take some Swerve and mix it with a little bit of yacon syrup. This will give you a non-glycemic, all natural, non-gmo brown sugar substitute. Delicious! I hope this helps! :)

 DJ  8/15/2014

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They've come out recently and said Splenda causes cancer in lab rats... so in the recipes that it's called for... what can we replace with? Stevia seems to be the only sweetener that doesn't have side effects... at least yet... ???

 Donna  8/10/2014

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Hi Valerie, I can only assume different countries call it different things. In all cases .. this is DELICIOUS! :)

 DJ  3/2/2014

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That is bread and butter pudding not bread pudding. Bread pudding is very solid and heavy spiced and dark in colour. :)

 Valerie  3/2/2014

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Glad to hear it, 1956okie! I've actually got another bread pudding coming in the near future that I like even more. This is a good one, though! Thank you! :)

 DJ  1/19/2014

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This bread pudding recipe rescued me today. I tried a recipe for LC chocolate muffins. They looked good and had great chocolate flavor but they were incredibly dry. No one liked them. It just seemed like such a waste to toss them, so I found your recipe on Pinterest and used the chocolate muffins as the bread. Only tweak was to leave out cinnamon and add a little almond extract. This is SO good! Really took a loser of a recipe and turned it into a winner. Yummy stuff!

 1956okie  1/19/2014

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