Breakfast Raisin Pudding

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I woke up with a scratchy throat; nothing too bad.  I haven’t been sick in months, but if it’s going to happen, I’d prefer it happened 16 days before the marathon, and not 2 days before.  Positive side, right?


This made me feel much better!  :) 


I’ve always shied away from super sugary breakfasts.  To this day, I cannot understand how people can eat a donut from breakfast and not go into hyperglycemic shock (my blood sugar is very temperamental).   But I think this breakfast is letting me see the light…


While I made some healthy modifications to this Breakfast Raisin Pudding, this lovely breakfast is certainly a sweet treat, and I’m currently experiencing a lovely sugar high.  :) 



Breakfast Raisin Pudding (makes 5 muffins; adapted from this recipe)


Ingredients for the sauce:


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • pinch of salt


Ingredients for the pudding:


  • 6 ounces raisins
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine water and raisins in a small pot and bring to boil for 5 minutes, stirring.  Add baking soda at the last minute.
  • Meanwhile, whisk butter and sugar until peaks form.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add eggs to butter mix while mixing.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mix while mixing.
  • Add in raisins, beat on high for several minutes.
  • Grease cupcake tins and pour mix into 5 of the tins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile (or the next morning if you made the muffins the night before), combine all ingredients for the pudding in a small pot and heavily boil for 15 minutes or so, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and let stand until it thickens.
  • Pour sauce over top of muffins and top with fruit.
  • ENJOY!


Time saving tip:  I made the muffins the night before and the sauce this morning. 


I ate my pudding with 1/2 a banana.  It was SO good, but I only got through one-and-a-half puddings.  The muffins are quite dense (thanks to the raisins and whole wheat flour) and filled me up quickly. 


What’s your favorite “sweet treat” breakfast? 



  • Nicole - yuppie yogini October 14, 2010, 9:55 am

    That looks like sticky toffee pudding to me!

    • Caitlin October 14, 2010, 10:07 am

      Based on that epic recipe!

      • lisasfoods October 14, 2010, 2:40 pm

        I was going to say, this looks very British or Australian!

        I love sticky date pudding, which I had for the first time on a visit to Australia. Absolutely delicious. Though I wish it was common here, I suppose I could make it myself too.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 14, 2010, 9:56 am

    Yuuuuum!! That looks awesome. My favorite sweet breakfast is challah bread french toast with maple syrup!

  • Katie @ Keepingupwithkatie October 14, 2010, 9:57 am

    I love french toast! Drizzled with melted nut butter and topped with bananas! Those look amazing!

  • Exercise and Eat October 14, 2010, 9:59 am

    Thought it was sticky toffee too! Looks sooo good

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman October 14, 2010, 9:59 am

    I love sweet foods, so most of my favorite breakfasts are sugary. But the best has to be pancakes. Silver dollar.

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 14, 2010, 10:00 am

    This looks really good!

    I am with you on the sweet breakfasts though. I love them but they keep me full for 2 minutes and then I need something more filling like oatmeal or eggs!

    My favorite sweet breakfast is french toast or a big ass cinnamon roll!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking October 14, 2010, 10:00 am

    sounds incredible! And I can definitely eat sweet foods for breakfast 😉 No problem here!

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow October 14, 2010, 10:02 am


    My fav is absolutely homemade cinnamon rolls. Without a doubt!!!

  • Kimberly_FeLix October 14, 2010, 10:02 am

    Holy Moly. This looks so rich… I’m sure My Love would go bonkers if I made this for him. Perhaps I’ll make it this saturday for our brunch.

    My sweet breakfast of choice is probably french toast… but I have to seriously be in the mood for it. So it only happens about once every month or two.

    Side note: when I was preggers, Mike (the love) made me pancakes at least 3 days a week. It was epic.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 14, 2010, 10:04 am

    I’m the same way– I rarely eat a sugary breakfast. Even so, sometimes nothing beats a big stack of pancakes with sugary syrup! 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 14, 2010, 10:06 am

    That breakfast looks good!
    As do the fresh flowers! So pretty 😀

  • Debbie~ October 14, 2010, 10:06 am

    Looks and sounds delicious! I wanted to let you know that I had your original pancake truffles for breakfast this morning and OMG so good!! I made the recipe as is and I couldn’t finish the last piece…i was surprised how filling it was. I used salted mixed nuts instead of pecans and it gave it a nice salty/sweet combo…loved it!

  • Eliza October 14, 2010, 10:08 am

    I really like the quaker pancake mix when I want something sweet for breakfast!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 14, 2010, 10:08 am

    The Original Pancake house makes this apple pancake that is to. die. for. It’s soooo delicious but sooo giant I can only ever make it through about a third before I’m done with it – for several months at least! 🙂

  • eatmovelove October 14, 2010, 10:09 am

    Looks so good! Anything with cinnamon and raisins really. Looks like it’d be good fuel for your marathon 🙂

    Take care of the sniffles – I feel out of it too – blame it on the weather change.

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life October 14, 2010, 10:09 am

    That looks yummy! My favorite sweet breakfast is waffles and syrup.

  • Shelly October 14, 2010, 10:09 am

    I have a cold too and ate sugar and carbs all day yesterday. I actually just thought it was an allergy attack yesterday, but now it’s pretty evident that I am sick. But starting at lunch I had Pad Thai, cake, potatoes with an egg on them, and ice cream. I don’t usually crave that much sugar and starch but I felt too lousy not to just go with it and I think my body just wants quick energy to fight my cold.
    Whatever works, right?

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin October 14, 2010, 10:11 am

    Those look delicious! I love bread pudding!

    My FAVORITE sugary breakfast is a homemade cinnamon roll– I make Paula Deen’s recipe, and they are to die for! Luckily, they are WAY too much of a time commitment to make on a regular basis, so I usually only make them once a year for Christmas.

    My mom also makes a french toast bread pudding that is out of this world around the holidays– so we are usually in major “sugar comas” for a week straight! Ha ha. 😉

  • Jenn October 14, 2010, 10:14 am

    I love Belgian waffles with berries and whipped cream. I rarely have it, but it’s my guilty pleasure if the waffles are fluffy and warm!

  • Dorry October 14, 2010, 10:15 am

    Delectable! And I love your flowers. 🙂 My favorite sweet treat breakfast would probably be chocolate chip pancakes – or this ridiculous banana bread French toast from a popular brunch spot in Dallas…but I’m like you and can’t have too much sugar overload in the morning. My favorite is to share with Billy – one savory egg + potato dish and one dessert-like breakfast item.

  • Angela October 14, 2010, 10:15 am

    I love bread pudding, I never even considered it for a breakfast! This sounds heavenly.

    My favorite sweet treat breakfast is probably pancakes or belgian waffles. When I was little my mom used to make peanut butter waffles. They were coated with butter (to help the peanut butter slide down), peanut butter which got so melty, and syrup. So incredibly delicious but talk about a sugar high!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) October 14, 2010, 10:16 am

    Cinnamon rolls! 🙂

  • Marisa @Loser for Life October 14, 2010, 10:17 am

    Wow, those look spectacular! That would be a great Christmas morning breakfast!

  • skinnyrunner October 14, 2010, 10:18 am

    favorite sweet breakfast would be something like a cream cheese frosted cinnamon roll, but thankfully for my waist line, i prefer savory breakfasts like omelettes.

  • Heather October 14, 2010, 10:20 am

    I love Monkey bread – biscuits with caramel baked in a bundt pan. One of my all time faves!

  • Wei-Wei October 14, 2010, 10:20 am

    Mmm, so indulgent! I think it’s great you’re listening to your body – especially how you said you felt full already. I hope you’re well!

  • Camille October 14, 2010, 10:21 am

    These look amazing!
    My favorite sweet breakfast is french toast. It is breakfast perfection!

  • Natalia - a side of simple October 14, 2010, 10:22 am

    Wow I want to eat those pictures! 😉 I’m really not a fan of sweet breakfasts at all… but if I’m going to have a “treat” for breakfast…I love my taters bathed in ketchup!

  • claire October 14, 2010, 10:22 am

    I am more of a sweet breakfast person I guess since oats with fruit and nut butter are more sweet than savory. These look delicious! I still have yet to try the sticky toffee pudding!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) October 14, 2010, 10:23 am

    yum. i love pancakes with syrup and chocolate or nutella, oh my goodness. my oatmeal bowls feel like dessert too… eggs and veggies are wonderful and so healthy, but i just prefer sweet!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 14, 2010, 10:25 am

    They look delicious! That sauce looks heavenly! I love pancakes and waffles for treat breakfasts! I hope you feel better!

  • Kristina @ spabettie October 14, 2010, 10:26 am

    stuffed french toast… nommity NOM.

    this looks fabulous too! I love bread puddings.

  • Kelly October 14, 2010, 10:26 am

    Looks delish! Not only do donuts not fill me up, but I can’t take that much sugar either!

  • sweetersalt October 14, 2010, 10:26 am

    That looks so yummy! My favorite sweet treat breakfast is french toast from a restaurant in my old neighborhood in NY called Community. They made it with banana and caramel or lemon curd and berry. Both were out of this world good!


  • Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 14, 2010, 10:27 am

    That would be herbal tea with a dose of fat-free Vanilla Coffee mate and a bit of sugar. Don’t know why, but I love it and have it with my breakfast every morning. 🙂

  • Rebekah @ Rebeltarian October 14, 2010, 10:28 am

    Donuts, hand down. I let myself have as many as I want one day a year. I call it donut day, and I am royally sick after it.

  • Amber K October 14, 2010, 10:29 am

    Currently your breakfast quinoa 😉

  • Laurie @ Cookies 'n Cardio October 14, 2010, 10:30 am

    Ok, that looks delicious! My breakfast weakness is french toast 🙂

  • Casey Bauer October 14, 2010, 10:30 am

    ew ew ew! I’m with you- sugar is not a breakfast item.

  • Chelsea at Striking Balance October 14, 2010, 10:36 am

    Wow, looks like a great breakfast!

    Favourite sugary breakfast would have to be cinnamon rolls, hot and fresh from the oven. With the frosting on top, of course.

  • yummieecupcake October 14, 2010, 10:37 am

    coffee & cinnamon muffin with greek yogurt!

  • Charlie October 14, 2010, 10:37 am

    My favorite sweet treat breakfast is anything with lots of maple syrup (pancakes, crepes, waffles or french toast!!).

  • Shanna, like Banana October 14, 2010, 10:40 am

    Pancakes all the way..blueberry is preferred..or maybe a belgian waffle with strawberries, whip cream AND maple syrup =)

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 14, 2010, 10:40 am

    Oh my that does look delicious. I don’t know if I’d be able to handle it though, it might give me a serious crash after a few hours. Oatmeal seems to be the only thing that keeps me going in the morning.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 14, 2010, 10:44 am

    Girl… that should be ILLEGAL!!! My favorite sweet breakfast is fluffy buttermilk pancakes with REAL maple syrup.

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston October 14, 2010, 10:44 am

    I make pumpkin/choc chip and banana/choc chip muffins all the time — I end up eating them for breakfast and snacks. I also enjoy fruit on waffles with a little syrup!

  • Ashley October 14, 2010, 10:46 am

    Oh me oh my, that looks heavenly! Check out my recipe for CARROT CAKE SALAD on my BLOG! I love combining it with OVERNIGHT OATS!

  • Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance October 14, 2010, 10:49 am

    Wow that looks beautiful – just like a sticky toffee pudding! My favourite sweet breakfast has to be blueberry pancakes with maple syrup – yum!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Anne @ Life is a Joy October 14, 2010, 10:50 am

    How beautiful and yummy looking! Mouth is watering. My favorite sweet breakfast is irish oatmeal with blueberries, cinnnamon and vanilla stevia. The vanilla stevia adds a little extra sweetness and a great vanilla undertone. (1/2c oatmeal, 1 c boiling water, 1/4 c bberries, dash of cinnamon and 2 packs of vanilla stevia) Yummy! To me that is sweet enough.

    Sorry about the sore throat. I’ve had one for a few days and am attributing to the change in the weather — hot, cold, hot cold… Take care and have an orange or two. Nice cool way to treat the throat and get some “C”

  • Carolyn @ texaseats October 14, 2010, 10:55 am

    My blood sugar is crazy in the morning too. I can’t even eat strawberries in the morning. 🙁

    My all time favorite sweet breakfast treat is french toast, but if I have that I know that I basically started a war with my stomach.

    This morning I made oats and experimented with turbinado sugar and vanilla. It actually came out sweeter than I thought it would have, but putting pecans on top helped tone it down.

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim October 14, 2010, 10:56 am

    Oh my goodness that looks amazing! My favorite sweet breakfast is definitely french toast with maple syrup. I also adore belgium waffles with fresh strawberries 🙂 I hope you’re feeling better!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) October 14, 2010, 11:04 am

    I just made a bread pudding last night:) I’m working on a recipe for dessert bread pudding like this one! This sounds fabulous though!

  • Marina October 14, 2010, 11:05 am

    this looks awesome.
    I love having a piece of cake for breakfast, and I haven’t done that in a long long time 🙁
    Also, cereal is awesome, but I eat it during the day regularly, just not for breakfast

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up October 14, 2010, 11:11 am

    Wow. Those look amaaaazing.

    My favorite sweet treat for breakfast are the deep chocolate vitamuffins. I’m in love! I’m also a big fan of chocolate chip pancakes. 🙂

  • Ella October 14, 2010, 11:13 am

    That looks so yummy!

    I love french toast for breakfast, or this recipe my Swedish grandmother makes thats kind of like a cinnamon roll but in bread yummy.

  • alex (spoonfulofsugarfree) October 14, 2010, 11:13 am

    Oh gosh, I would die if I ate those!!! They look so good though!

    My sweet treat for bfast is a chocolate-coconut oatmeal 🙂 and some fresh mango!

  • Tay October 14, 2010, 11:23 am

    I 100% agree! If I ever have a odd sweet breakfast like cinnamon rolls or donuts, I feel like I still need some substance for breakfast!!

    My favorite would be French toast, but you can easily make that healthy. My other one would be cinnamon rolls or cinnamon buns!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) October 14, 2010, 11:30 am

    We pretty much never have sweet breakfasts in this house. I’m always making egg sandwiches, my savory oats or scrambles…but if it’s going to something sweet, its gotta be pumpkin pancakes with real maple syrup. Boring right ? ;P …but SO good.

  • Juli D. October 14, 2010, 11:33 am

    Sweet crepes!! I don’t know if life gets better than a nutella crepe topped with fresh strawberries. Crap, I just drooled on my keyboard thinking about it.

  • Heather October 14, 2010, 11:59 am

    That pudding looks awesome, so cute and individually portioned too!

    My favorite breakfast sweet treat is belgium waffles or a doughnut. Mmm, doughnuts!

  • Jess October 14, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Crepes:) so good!

  • Nikka B October 14, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Breakfast truffles!!!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 14, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Mine is pumpkin bread french toast- but I think your breakfast has that beat! It looks so good!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 14, 2010, 12:48 pm

    Oh wow – this looks GOOOOD!

  • Sarah October 14, 2010, 12:50 pm

    Yum! Every once in a while, I like a great stack of pancakes…or a cinnamon roll. But like you, my blood sugar is VERY sensitive (and has been known to send me on binges in attempt to even things out.)

  • Michelle @ IronDivas October 14, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Oh my that looks sinfully good! Must try that SOON! I can taste it now!

  • Sami October 14, 2010, 1:13 pm

    good lord, your photos look amazing all of a sudden. i mean they were always good, but what the heckare you doing differently?! these and the lunch leftovers post are stunning!

    • Caitlin October 14, 2010, 1:17 pm

      I did photoshop my pictures from the parsnip post yesterday but I didn’t do anything to these!

  • Kate @ Walking in the Rain October 14, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I’ve lost the taste for super sugary breakfasts–at least I hope my oatmeal isn’t considered sugary! lol

    If I was going to eat a sugary breakfast it would have to be pancakes. Any excuse for real maple syrup or yummy berry syrup.

  • carlee October 14, 2010, 2:48 pm

    wow! that looks absolutly decandant!
    I am going to have to try that one.
    and I know what you mean about the sugary breakfasts. I have to have some good protein in mine for sure!
    besides that i will be so tired if i eat pure sugar.
    its just not worth it.

  • Kelly October 14, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I love pancakes and syrup…that is my sweet breakfast treat! Oh…or maybe french toast!!

  • Melissa October 14, 2010, 4:16 pm

    That does look amazingly delish! Though I am not that big of a fan of syrup, so not sure if might be to sweet for me.

  • Stacy October 14, 2010, 5:00 pm

    I just got over a cold with a horrible sore throat so I feel your pain. I swear by Traditional Medicinals Organic Lemon Echinacea Throat Coat tea. It is the best sore throat relief ever!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous October 14, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Amaaazing! I’m drooling. I’m not a big sweet breakfast person, but pancakes are always a nice treat once in a while. Or Honey Nut Cheerios 🙂 I could eat three bowls in a sitting!

  • Jolene ( October 14, 2010, 7:42 pm

    I made creme brulee French toast before – it was divine!

  • Kristy October 15, 2010, 8:20 am

    I put some hot chocolate mix into my greek yogurt oats today and it was quite fun! Nothing like your master peice 🙂

  • Sara October 15, 2010, 11:19 am

    If I do sweet in the morning, I crash shortly thereafter. My sugar-level is too temperamental!

  • Echo Jones October 17, 2010, 6:04 pm

    This sounds really good.

  • Opalmoon October 18, 2010, 8:46 am

    Whew! these look like a great treat for afternoon tea… I only eat a sweet breakfast once in a blue moon, and it would be french toast with lemon butter and plum conserve (sounds weird, I know, but I love that sweet and tangy combination) – or fluffy buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup or the afore-mentioned combination. My normal breakfast is usually toast with a vegemite-like yeast spread (yes, I am an Aussie!) – the Vitamin B in it is a great boost; and to keep me going as well, a slice of toast with peanut butter (which makes me feel like I am having an indulgence anyway!)

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