Friday, November 4, 2011

Low Carb Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of the comfort foods that reminds me of my childhood. My mom used to make it for our family quite often. Her bread pudding was Sooo Good! This recipe is just as delicious but without the added sugar and tons of carbs. You can use your favorite low carb bread for this dish. I usually use Sara Lee 45 Calories and Delightful. The 100% Whole Wheat with Honey variety only has 5 carbs per slice and tastes delicious! I topped this dessert with rum sauce but cream cheese glaze is delicious too.

This recipe makes 12 servings and has 4 carbs each. If you use Splenda make sure to count the extra carbs.

  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups low carb milk substitute (I used half & half and almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (I used xylitol)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups dry low carb bread cubes (about 6 slices)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
Rum Sauce:
  • 2 tbls butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sweetener
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 2 tbls water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray and add the dry bread cubes spreading them evenly. In a mixing bowl combine the milk substitute, sweetener, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon, whisk well. If desired sprinkle the unsweetened coconut over the dry bread cubes and pour the egg mixture evenly over the top. Bake for 45 minutes or until the pudding is set in the center.
For the rum sauce: combine the butter or coconut oil, sweetener, egg yolk and 2 tbls of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the rum and vanilla extract. Allow to cool for several minutes then spoon the sauce over the pudding. Enjoy!

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