Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is typically an indulgent dessert only to be enjoyed on special occasions. Our Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is skinny enough to be enjoyed more regularly though! It’s sweetened only with applesauce and molasses and uses whole wheat bread as the base. The custard is made using almond milk, eggs, and spices and it’s all mixed with fresh cubed apples.

This bread pudding is just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent though, you could drizzle it with a homemade caramel or vanilla sauce.

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 199 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 212mg | Carbohydrates: 37g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Protein: 7g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9


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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spread 9X13 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Fill an oven safe dish with water and place on bottom rack of 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 bottom pan, add more as needed. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving, serve warm and enjoy!

What indulgent desserts would you like to see skinny versions of? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Comments on "Caramel Apple Bread Pudding"

  1. Sirajum Munira  December 20, 2016

    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

    • Nichole Furlong  December 23, 2016

      You are very welcome, thank you for the kind words! Glad this is a recipe you can enjoy!

  2. Nancy  January 7, 2017

    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 🙂

    • Nichole Furlong  January 7, 2017

      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!

  3. Nancy  January 7, 2017

    Thank you,Nicole! I will try your suggestions and let you know how it turns out.

    Thanks, Nancy 🙂


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