Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

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Sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank.

Bread pudding is typically an indulgent dessert, only to be enjoyed on special occasions. But that’s about to change. Our caramel apple bread pudding is skinny enough to be enjoyed more regularly, but is just as delicious, so it’s still a great treat for special occasions! The caramel apple flavor makes it exceptionally good throughout the fall season though!

Making a Skinnier Dessert

This caramel apple bread pudding is a delicious way to end a dinner party.

You can pretty much make any recipe healthier, including desserts. All you have to do is swap the right ingredients. Our caramel apple bread pudding is sweetened only with applesauce and molasses, both of which offer more nutrients than regular sugar. We also decided to use whole wheat bread as the base instead of the usual French bread. Then, the custard is made using almond milk, eggs, and spices, all of which are compatible with a clean-eating diet. We finish the bread pudding off with fresh apples, which are a good source of Potassium and Vitamin C.

How to Make Our Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Enjoy this bread pudding as a sweet treat any night of the week!

This caramel apple bread pudding takes just under an hour to prepare, but most of that is bake time! Begin by preheating the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a 9X13-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.

Whisk all of the ingredients (except the bread and apple) together in a mixing bowl. Lay the bread cubes in the casserole dish and top them with the cubed apples. Next, pour some of the applesauce mix over the bread and chopped apples. Allow everything to sit for about five minutes and then add more liquid. Repeat this process until the liquid and bread mix sits about one-fourth of an inch from the top of the casserole dish.

Fill an oven-safe dish with water and place it on the bottom rack of the oven. Slide the bread pudding mix on the rack directly above the water dish. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The top of the bread pudding should be golden brown. If the water in the bottom pan is low, add more as needed. Allow the bread pudding to sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. That’s it! Pretty simple, right?

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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

You'll stay on the right side of the scale when you enjoy this scrumptious bread pudding.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Dessert
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 cups whole-wheat bread cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup apples fresh, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spread 9X13 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • In mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients except bread and apple. Lay bread cubes in prepared dish and top with cubed apples. Pour the applesauce mix over the bread and apples. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, add more liquid. Repeat process until liquid and bread mix is 1/4 inch from the top of the casserole dish.
  • Fill an oven-safe dish with water and place on the bottom rack of the oven. Place the bread pudding mix on the rack directly above the water dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Top should be golden brown. If water is low in the bottom pan, add more as needed. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving, serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords dairy-free, Holiday, Vegetarian

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5 Comments

  1. Thank you Nichole for the easiest recipe with some simple ingredients as i am afraid of calories but i found it helpful as it is not full of rich calories, so that i can enjoy it regularly 😀 Different ingredient will make a different taste for sure which is the most interesting part of this recipe. thank you again

  2. I made the dish today..and was wondering if you could possibly help me figure out what went wrong. I followed the recipe exactly…and it’s very dark..looks nothing like your beautiful picture…and the top bread is very hard. I really enjoy bread pudding…and this low-fat version looked like a good fit for me.
    Please, help!
    Thanks, Nancy 🙂

    1. Hi Nancy!

      I’m so sorry your bread pudding didn’t turn out! There are a few things you can try to help the pudding cook properly. My first suggestion, put the pan of bread pudding directly into the dish of water in the oven. Make sure the water comes at least 1/2 way up the sides of the pudding dish and cover the whole thing with foil. If you like your top a little crunchy, remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of baking. Another option is to lower your oven temperature to 300 degrees, all ovens cook a little different. You can also cook this for less time. Try putting the pudding in and checking it every ten minutes or so. It’s ok if the pudding is a little wiggly when you take it out of the oven, it will firm up as it sets! Last, You can add a little more almond milk to the recipe, it’s possible the bread needed more moisture. Hope these suggestions help!

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