Apple Raisin Bread Pudding is one of the most traditional and easiest custard desserts. A long time ago bread pudding was created to make use of all the left over hard bread, soaking the bread in an egg/milk mixture overnight softened the bread. These days however, bread pudding became of the most popular desserts around.
It’s a great Fall/Winter dessert.
The aroma of the roasted apples along with cinnamon and raisins makes this apple raisin bread pudding perfect for the holidays!
You can easily turn this recipe gluten-free by using a gluten-free bread rather than the French baguette. The base for this apple raisin bread pudding is dairy-free. I used coconut milk, which gives this recipe a great smooth texture. This makes this bread pudding recipe also easier on the digestion, which is always a welcoming side-effect when it comes to any type of dessert. My sweetener of choice was coconut sugar. The coconut sugar added a beautiful caramel aroma and more nutrients than conventional sugar. Coconut sugar also helps preventing a sugar crash, yet you don’t have to lose out on any sweetness. It’s just a great sweetener, I really love incorporating it into my recipes.
Here is what you need for this Apple Raisin Bread Pudding:
Ingredients for one loaf
1 French Baguette
1/3 cup Raisins
1 cups Coconut Milk, full fat
1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk, low fat
3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Sea Salt
Coat the inside of a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Cut bread into pieces, about 1 inch pieces.
Arrange half the bread on the bottom of the baking dish.
Layer apples and raisins, top with remaining bread.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs.
Add both coconut milks, coconut sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt.
Pour mixture over bread / raisin mix.
Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours, until liquid is fully absorbed by the bread cubes.
Bake bread pudding at 350 degrees for about 50 – 60 minutes.
Let bread pudding cool at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving it.