Monday, April 28, 2014

"Grandma's" Pineapple Bread Pudding

A few days ago someone messaged me on Facebook asking me to take their Grandma's recipe for pineapple bread pudding and redo it "Kim Style".  I was assuming this meant to make it healthy, low carb, high protein, and of course tasty! I was pretty honored, but also a little worried that I was going to fail miserably!! I am happy to say I think it turned out quite delicious!
I looked over the original recipes and had an idea in mind.  Off to the store for a few ingredients.
Of course I knew I would need bread and pineapple.  I also used egg substitute in place of the real eggs, applesauce instead of butter, and vanilla protein powder seemed like a good alternative to sugar! The pineapple was so naturally sweet that I didn't even use the sweetener!!! That's a first!

I cut the bread into cubes and set it aside.  
I used a light wheat bread to keep is super healthy, but you could use any type of bread

I mixed up the remaining ingredients. I squeezed out most of the liquid from the crushed pineapple.  
 Looking pretty good so far! I think...I had never made any kind of bread pudding before this so I really wasn't sure if it was looking like it was supposed to!
I took a little taste of the mixture and it was nice and sweet.  

Fold in the bread gently and make sure it's all coated.  I just made a single serving.
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350.  I kept checking it like every two minutes so I didn't burn it!! 

It smelled amazing!!! I was so excited to give it a taste!
I didn't even let it cool. I just dug right in! Success!!!! It was seriously so good!
 I really surprised myself! I thought for sure a few attempts would end up in the garbage.  I wanted to eat the whole thing but I had already promised my husband I would save him some. Dang...should have made a bigger dish! 

I will be making this again for sure!! I hope the person who requested it is as pleased with it as I am!

Pineapple Bread Pudding
  • 2 slices light wheat 45 calorie bread
  • 5 oz crushed pineapple (140g)
  • 2 oz unsweetened applesauce (60g)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (15g)
    1. Cut bread into cubes and set aside.
    2. Mix together applesauce, egg, and protein powder.
    3. Mix in fruit.
    4. Gently stir in bread cubes.
    5. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. 
    6. Enjoy
    Makes one serving (share only if you must!)
    245 calories 
    1g Fat 
    43g Carb 
    22g Protein

    *What dish would like to have redone to be healthier?


    1. Maybe a single serving of a thick jumbo soft chocolate chunk cookie or a cinnamon crumb muffin?

      1. I am working on super chocolate fudge cookies as we speak!!! Recipe will be posted today :)

    2. I have never had a pineapple bake... but this sounds SO good! I love that you put your own spin on recipes! That's so awesome :)

      1. I had never had anything like this either!! I am so glad someone asks me to try making it! Turned out way better than I ever expected :)

    3. Will be making this on Sunday for the family... cant wait!