The holiday season is upon us & I have the perfect holiday recipe to share with you. When I think about the holidays, I think about a special holiday breakfast or a sweet, warm dessert to share with my family and friends. I decided to test out a new recipe & have created Cranberry Bread Pudding. With the holidays upon us, it’s hard to turn down all the sweet treats that are offered to you at parties and gatherings. But I do know that I can modify my own recipes to limit my sugar intake while baking at home, but still enjoy the sweetness of the holidays. For this recipe, I decided to replace the white sugar with the Splenda Sugar Blend and the brown sugar for the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. This recipe would make a great dessert or a special holiday brunch dish.
Cranberry Bread Pudding
- 14 slices of day-old stale bread, crusts removed & cubed (I used regular white bread, but next time I would like to try a crustier bread, such as french bread!)
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1/2 tsp. orange peel
- 6 eggs
- 4 c. milk
- 1/2 c. Splenda Sugar Blend
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2-1 cup of walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 c. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp. of butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cup of whole milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
Directions for Vanilla Sauce:
1. Mix the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, flour, cinnamon, & salt in a bowl.
2. Beat eggs, melted butter, & milk in a separate bowl.
3. Stir together in a saucepan & cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
4. Pull off heat and add the vanilla.
5. Pour over the bread pudding.
The bread pudding can be served warm or cold.
When you are baking this holiday season, make sure to check out the Splenda Brand products that are available, including the ones mentioned in the recipe above. We are teaming up with Splenda to join the Splenda 365 SWEET SWAPS Initiative. The average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That’s more than TRIPLE the recommended amount for women & more than double the recommended amount for men. The Splenda 365 SWEET SWAPS Initiative promotes replacing added dietary sugar with Splenda Sweetener Products and making small, easy lifestyle changes that can lead to big results over time. You can visit www.365SweetSwaps.com or www.Splenda.com for tips and recipes to help you save calories from added sugar all year long. You can also submit your own recipe recipes through the Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps Tumblr sit via the following submission page: www.365SweetSwaps.com/submit.
We hope you enjoy our cranberry bread pudding recipe.
And here’s to sweet treats, but healthier choices, this holiday season!
Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS TM Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC and The
Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are
my own, and I hope you enjoy them.