I have to admit it, I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I think I’m getting better at this baking business. I actually baked my first ever bread pudding! Not only that, I made it extra special because I added cinnamon, fresh apple sticks, and some applesauce for good measure. All that baking must have come in handy because it gave me the confidence to try something new. This cinnamon apple bread pudding is actually quite easy to make with ingredients that most of us have ready in our pantries.
Let’s bake! Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding
Here’s a list of the ingredients you’ll need to make the cinnamon apple bread pudding:
About 1 loaf egg bread, cut in slices, toasted, and cubed (about 8 fluffy cups)
¼ cup melted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup applesauce
1 cup milk
1 apple, thinly sliced into sticks
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup brown sugar, not packed
2 tablespoon butter melted
Toast the egg bread lightly. Then cut it into cubes. You’ll need about 8 cups in a big large bowl. You can see, I wasn’t particularly fancy with my cubes. End result: a mishmash of incoherent bread chunks.
In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter with the eggs.
Once that’s done, mix in the milk. From then on, it’s just a matter of more mixing in the wet bowl. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and applesauce. Gotta love brown sugar. I never pack it. This bread pudding is sweet enough as it is.
Slice the apple into little sticks and mix it up with the bread cubes. Grease a 9 x 13 glass pan with a bit of butter. Dump the bread cube mix into the pan.
Next, pour the wet mix on to the bread and mix it all together. Pat the mix down gently into the tray to even it out a bit.
Make the topping simply by mixing the oats, brown sugar, and melted butter together. Sprinkle it on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 – 45 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean and the bread pudding is slightly golden. The oatmeal topping will be slightly crunchy too.
You have to admit, this cinnamon apple bread pudding looks pretty inviting!
The best part of this cinnamon apple bread pudding is how easy it was to make. Sure, initially it felt like a lot of ingredients were used but really, it was all quite simple to put together.
The bread pudding is soft and the apple sticks give it an unexpected and pleasant texture. I love the oatmeal topping too because it gives the bread pudding that extra little kick. This cinnamon apple bread pudding also happens to go extremely well with whipped cream or your favourite ice cream.
Kudos to me for trying something new. Baking may not be my biggest strength but I’ve certainly proved that practice helps. Who knew I could make bread pudding?!
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