Bread Pudding, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 26, 2012

bread pudding
Soaked in sugar, eggs and half-and-half, bread pudding is decadent to say the least. Good news – it’s possible to cozy up with a tasty version of this comfort food for less calories.

Nutrition Facts
Classic bread pudding recipes can have over 600 calories and 30 grams of fat per serving. If you’re using doughnuts and buttery croissants instead of bread, you’d be lucky to keep things under 1000 calories.

The basic recipe is simple, combine bread with custard and bake. To lighten things up, use smarter ingredients at each stage of the recipe and keep portions to about ½ cup per person.

Bread
Dense or sweetened breads will undoubtedly have more calories and monster portions just aren’t necessary. Consider using whole-grain bread for tummy-filling fiber and figure on 4 to 5 cups of cubed bread for 8 servings.

Custard
Replacing half-and-half with low fat milk saves 200 calories and 25 grams of fat per cup. Don’t worry about the thinner consistency of the milk, eggs help thicken the mixture and allow it to bake without separating. For every 2 cups of liquid, add 2 eggs and ½ to ¾ cup of sugar.

Extras
Boost flavor (sensibly) with any of these embellishments:
•    Add 2 cups of fresh fruit or ½ cup of dried fruit
•    Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar before baking
•    Mix in ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
•    Add 2 tablespoons of rum or orange liqueur to the custard

Tell Us: What’s your favorite bread pudding recipe?

You Might Also Like:

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

More posts from .

Similar Posts

How to Build a Better Chicken Pot Pie

Order this classic dish at a restaurant and you’re in for a 900-calorie meal (that’s without appetizers or dessert!). Opt for frozen and you won...

Comments (881)

  1. Maye Landrey says:

    Excellent web site…

    the time to study or take a look at the material or online websites we now have associated with underneath the…

  2. Webpages we Like…

    Just about every after in a very despite the fact that we opt for weblogs that we read. Detailed underneath will be the newest internet sites that we prefer…

  3. Corie Leners says:

    Web-sites definitely worth checking out…

    right here are a few one-way links to online websites that we link to considering the fact that we believe they are value going to…

  4. Milan Lajza says:

    Internet sites we believe you should stop by…

    despite the fact that online websites we backlink to underneath are considerably not similar to ours, we think these are in fact definitely worth a undergo, so have a very look…

  5. Grady Suess says:

    Back links…

    Web-sites of fascination we now have a backlink to…

  6. Salvador Cochrum…

    we came throughout a nice site which you will just take joy in. Take a research any time you want…

  7. Amazing internet websites…

    we came across a awesome blog that you might get pleasure from. Acquire a look if you need…

  8. Clare Lagan says:

    Wonderful sites…

    we came across a wonderful internet site that you may perhaps like. Consider a glance if you would like…

  9. Ray Kleier says:

    Verify this out…

    that could be the end of the guide. Here you are going to uncover some online sites that we presume you are going to appreciate, just simply click the one way links through…

  10. Webpages we Like…

    Each and every when in a whilst we select blogs that we read. Outlined under are classified as the hottest internet sites that we decide upon…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>