The culinary equivalent of snuggling a fleece blanket, nothing warms the soul more than bread pudding. A deliciously decadent custard dessert, this classic treat offers a perfect bite of sweetness, often spiked with liqueur and topped with a sticky caramel or vanilla sauce that’s unlike anything else. Over the years, various countries have put their unique twist on the mouthwatering dessert, and today, the possibilities for bread pudding are endless.
Whether you’re craving something smothered and covered in a sugary glaze or prefer savory over sweet, bread pudding can be made in many different ways — including paleo style.
We know what you’re thinking, “How in the world can bread pudding be paleo-friendly when the main ingredient is bread?” And while you’re not wrong for questioning us, seeing as traditional bread is highly processed and a big no-no on the caveman diet, the truth is that you can turn any dish that uses bread into a paleo-friendly treat — you just need to have the right bread!
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Now that you know where to find yummy paleo-approved bread, you can put tasty sandwiches, avocado toast, and homemade croutons back on the menu. But, that’s not all — with Uprising Superfood Bread, you can also make cinnamon raisin paleo bread pudding.
In this post, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to make cinnamon raisin bread pudding that’s so good, you won’t believe it’s paleo-approved!
But First, What Exactly Is Bread Pudding?
Simply put, bread pudding is a timeless dessert made of creamy custard and stale bread. While soggy, stale bread may not sound very appetizing for those who have never tried it, the indulgent treat is one that’s been around for many years — and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s absolutely divine!
The basic construction to make bread pudding includes placing stale bread cubes in a baking dish and then covering it with a sweet egg custard mixture. This tasty mixture may contain butter, milk or cream, eggs, sugar, and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla, as well as other mix-ins like dried fruit or chocolate. The custard mixture is soaked up by the bread, giving the dessert its iconic soft, souffle-like texture when baked.
Hold Up — Do You Have to Use Stale Bread?
Believe it or not, bread pudding was originally intended to be a way to breathe new life into bread that was a little stale, soaking it in a flavorful custard and baking it until it was no longer dry. But do you really need to use stale bread to make this tasty treat?
No, you can simply start with a fresh loaf of bread if you have one — even if the bread pudding recipe tells you to use stale bread.
You see, when bread becomes stale, it loses moisture causing it to get a little stiff and dry. It’s thought that since it has less moisture, it can soak up more liquid than fresh bread. However, the truth is that only a very minuscule amount of moisture leaves your bread when it becomes stale, which really doesn’t make a significant difference in a bread pudding recipe.
So, can you use fresh bread to make bread pudding? Absolutely! Fresh bread performs just as well as stale bread — no matter what the bread pudding recipe calls for.
How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Bread Pudding
To make this soul-warming dish, you’re going to need a few things:
The Bread Pudding Ingredients:
- 1 loaf Uprising Superfood Bread - cut into 1-inch cubes
- ½ cup organic raisins - not sweetened
- 4 whole eggs
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil - melted
- ¼ cup raw honey - or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The Bread Pudding Instructions:
Once you’ve gathered all of the ingredients, you’re ready to make cinnamon raisin paleo bread pudding — here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before greasing an 8x8 baking dish. Lay the cubes of Uprising Superfood Bread down evenly in the greased baking dish.
Step 2: Combine the eggs, coconut cream, coconut oil, raisins, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk the ingredients together.
Step 3: Pour the egg mixture over the cubed bread in the grease baking dish and lightly push down with a spatula until the bread is perfectly covered. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
Step 4: Remove the bread pudding from the oven and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold — enjoy!
A Final Word
Just because you’re eating paleo doesn’t mean you have to miss out on mouthwatering treats like this delicious cinnamon raisin paleo bread pudding. With our fluffy sourdough-esque Uprising Superfood Bread, you can enjoy all the favorites, including bread pudding, sandwiches, toast, breadcrumbs, croutons, and more.
Gluten-free, paleo-approved, and keto-friendly, our prebiotic fiber boosted bread is masterfully crafted with clean superfood ingredients and nothing artificial. Finally, bread you can feel good about eating! Here at Uprising Food, we’ve cracked the code on healthy food. Check us out today and experience a mind-bending combination of taste and health tomorrow.