Last Sunday, I made this delicious breakfast dish. Have you ever had bread pudding? It’s soft, sweet, and custardy. And because it’s so rich, a little goes a long way. We paired slices of this cinnamon bun bread pudding with scrambled eggs and fruit – it was the perfect meal.
Traditionally, bread pudding is made with slightly stale French bread. This version uses four gluten-free Udi’s cinnamon buns, although I imagine you could use any type of cinnamon-raisin bread, gluten-free or not (you’d probably use 5 – 7 slices of bread, depending on the thickness; Udi’s cinnamon buns aren’t very large).
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My favorite part of this dish was how long it lasted! Like I said, a little goes a long way, but it also kept very well in the fridge. Just pop it in the microwave for a minute and – tada! – a delicious breakfast. This dish would be great for brunch or even something extra-special, like Christmas morning.
Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding
- 4 Udi’s cinnamon buns
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 1 and 3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- Sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg
- Half a packet of icing – optional (comes with the cinnamon buns; if you don’t have this icing because you are using another type of bread, I don’t think it’s necessary for the recipe).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- If frozen, thaw cinnamon buns. Then, chop into bite-sized pieces. Place in large bowl with raisins and pecans.
- In a small bowl, melt butter in microwave. Mix in brown sugar until smooth.
- In another bowl, beat eggs. Add in the butter and brown sugar mix, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Pour liquid over bread and mix thoroughly. Let stand for several minutes so liquid can absorb; mix regularly to ensure every piece of bread gets soaked.
- Greas a 8-inch pie dish (I used a cast-iron skillet). Pour in bread mixture, pressing down firmly with a spatula. Cover with foil (very important).
- Bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes (also very important). Drizzle with icing. Slice and enjoy.
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What is your go to gluten free meal?