Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you either love or hate. Unfortunately, Team Bread Pudding has to contend with an indulgent dessert that is loaded with calories. But you know how we roll: we're all about finding better-for-you recipes that take traditional desserts and lighten them up. What happens when we leave out the half and half, heavy whipping cream and sugar? You get the following nine recipes that are just as tasty as the original and perfect not only for dessert but also for breakfast. Check them out, and bon appétit!
From: Skinny Girl Standard
This recipe can feed up to six at no more than 167 calories per serving. Not too shabby!
From: Recipe Boy
This recipe calls for three quarters of a loaf of Challah bread, but the secret to keeping things on the lightened-up side is that you top with maple syrup instead of caramel. Brilliant!
From: Eat Yourself Skinny
Blueberry and lemon: a match made in heaven. This recipe is lightly sweetened with honey and a little brown sugar. There's just a touch of vanilla and, of course, some lemon zest. Mmm, enjoy dessert for breakfast. A single serving is only 240 calories and 4 grams of fat for an entire heaping bowl! Now that’s a win-win. Let the bread mixture sit in the fridge for anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour to let the bread soak up all the delicious flavors.
From: The Healthy Foodie
You'll feel like you're about to land yourself on the naughty list after indulging in this decadent-tasting bread pudding for breakfast. It's got protein powder in it, so you won't crash an hour after you’ve eaten it.
From: The Yummy Life
Want some yummy, healthy goodness in a jar that's just 156 calories per serving? Yes, please! Have your carbs while still keeping breakfast low in calories, fat and sugar. Bonus? You can prepare enough for a week, so you can enjoy a quick grab-and-go breakfast on those busy mornings.
From: Slender Kitchen
Slender Kitchen successfully lightens things up by making a few changes that don't sacrifice on flavor. This recipe calls for pumpkin puree, maple syrup and plenty of pumpkin pie spice.
From: Better Homes and Gardens
The secret to sweetening up this recipe is a winning combination of chopped apple, raisins or prunes and an apple-juice based sauce.
If you're in the market for a bread pudding that is sweet, tart, creamy and crispy, then look no further than this recipe.
From: Healthy Recipes
Oh, we couldn't leave out chocolate. And yet the secret to this delicious, chocolaty bread pudding is that it's made with thick slices of sourdough bread. The bread's dense texture really makes this one a hit.