I told you this might happen.
I had an inkling that bread pudding would be the best way to transform the leftover half batch of Baked Mini Apple Cider Doughnuts.
I was right.
I am now convinced that slightly stale baked doughnuts are the ideal ingredient for a light and souffle-like bread pudding.
A low-fat and lightly sweetened “custard” base is poured over and soaks into the tender pieces of apple cider doughnut. The mixture bakes into a delightfully spongy pudding that is finished with a drizzle of warm caramel sauce; because let’s face it, caramel is an innate flavor enhancement for apple-themed baked goods.
I’m already contemplating baking another batch of cider doughnuts, for the sole purpose of making more of this fantastic doughnut bread pudding!
adapted from King Arthur Flour
|Name||Apple Cider Doughnut Bread Pudding with Caramel Drizzle|
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
|Cooking Time||50 minutes|
|Total Time||70 minutes|
|Yield||1 9×13-inch baking dish|
- canola oil cooking spray
- about 2 cups roughly torn/chopped Baked Mini Apple Cider Doughnuts (I used 12 mini doughnuts w/o the sugar topping)
- 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp evaporated cane juice or granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp Sucanat or brown sugar
- all-natural caramel sauce for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly coat 4 individual ramekins with cooking spray.
Evenly scatter the doughnut pieces amongst the prepared ramekins.
In a large measuring cup with a spout, whisk together the milk through sugars until well-mixed.
Pour the mixture evenly over the doughnut pieces. Allow the doughnut pieces to soak up a bit of the liquid by gently pressing on them.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the puddings are set. Let rest at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
Drizzle with warmed caramel sauce.
Can be served warm or at room temperature.
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 370
- Total Fat: 17g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Cholesterol: 115mg
- Sodium: 170mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 50g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 30g
- Protein: 6g