Low-Cal Bread Pudding

Low-Cal Bread Pudding, RRR III, page 231, Photo by Teresa Day

Bread Pudding. So, so yummy. Deep in history as a frugal way of making use of stale bread so there was no waste. That is part of our Creole and Cajun heritage here in Louisiana; make use of everything our bounty has to offer. The outcome are wonderful dishes such as: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Boudin, and Bread Pudding.

Though Bread Pudding recipes date back centuries world wide, Louisiana is renown for its ever so many varieties of the dish. You would be hard pressed to find a restaurant here that doesn’t serve it as a dessert. The variations are endless with fruits, nuts, fruit cocktail, many different sauces, and other spices and indulgences.

In River Road Recipes III: A Healthy Collection, we have a recipe for Low-Cal Bread Pudding, on page 231. It is tempting and delicious without the guilt with only 249 calories per serving! Try our recipe. We are sure that your family and guests will love having a touch of our Louisiana culture served to them with our healthy twist.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the Photographer and Food Blogger, Teresa B. Day, http://www.ieatlouisiana.wordpress.com, for the beautiful pictures.

Low-Cal Bread Pudding, RRR III, page 231, Photo by Teresa Day

Low-Cal Bread Pudding, RRR III, page 231, Photo by Teresa Day

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 slices thin light white bread
  • 1 stick light margarine, melted
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • Two 12-ounce cans evaporated skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Toast bread on both sides and crumble into small pieces. Put the crumbled bread into a 9×13-inch glass baking dish. Pour melted margarine over the crumbs. Beat together egg substitute and sugar; add milk and spices. Pour milk mixture over the crumbs; let stand until crumbs absorb some of the liquid. Stir in raisins and extract. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until light brown and set in the middle. Serve warm with a scoop of light whipped topping or top with a scoop of vanilla yogurt.

Per Serving     249 Cal     5.3 Fat(g)     18% Fat Cal     1 Sat Fat(g)     3 Chol(mg)     218 Sod(mg)

Yields 12 servings

 

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