Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

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I’ve got something to confess.

When it comes to the pumpkin everything! craze that usually happens each October, I’ve been a bit of a slacker. This is the first year in recent memory that I haven’t gone pumpkin crazy – and it might be for good reason. You see, I was obsessed with pumpkin last year. I had it year-round. There were always at least 3 cans of pumpkin puree in my pantry (you know, just in case I ran out…). Something changed in the very early spring of this year and I was just done. I only just opened up my first can of pumpkin since we moved to Colorado within the last two weeks!

Now that I’ve been reunited with pumpkin… I kind of miss it! I feel like I have some catching up to do- so I am starting on that today! I was looking through my recipes (which desperately need to be updated!) and practically started drooling when I saw the words Banana Bread Pudding. I completely forgot about that recipe and how delicious it is! Since I’m trying to get back onto the pumpkin bandwagon I thought that I’d try to create a more seasonal version of the recipe. Originally I wanted to make actual pumpkin bread first to use for the bread base (pumpkin bread bread pudding… how delicious would that be?!). Since I was a bit short on time I stuck with regular bread and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I’m on a soy milk kick lately, so I used Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk in the recipe. The creamy vanilla flavor definitely provided a rich flavor that tastes completely decadent but manages to be low in calories.

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Banana Bread [Breakfast] Pudding

Lauren Martin Banana Bread Breakfast Pudding nutrition

When you think of delicious comfort food, what comes to mind? For me, it’s bread pudding. Just the thought of bread pudding makes my mouth water and my tummy rumble. Bread pudding isn’t something that I would typically associate with “healthy,” but that certainly doesn’t have to be the case. Most people would think “dessert” when they hear bread pudding, but I’m going to show you how it can be a delicious and healthy breakfast. That’s right- I said healthy.



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