Bread Pudding Lightened Up

I’ve had something like this in mind for a while now.  I wanted a bread pudding I can eat without guilt.  It’s taken me a few fails to figure out a good recipe.  For instance, while 2-ingredient dough bagels are delicious, they do not make a good bread pudding.  That turned out bad.  This cinnamon swirl bread is perfect though!  It’s already mildly sweet and cinnamony.  The sweet bread soaked in a protein shake custard is just the combination I was looking for!  I can even eat this for breakfast and feel like I’ve started the day right!  ~Erin


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Air fryer and conventional oven cooking instructions are included below. (Check out our link to our favorite air fyer here!)

Bread Pudding Lightened Up
  • ~ 2 ½ slices Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl bread
  • ~ ½ of an 11 oz. carton of Vanilla Premier Protein Shake
  • ~ 1 egg, beaten
  • ~ ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ~ 2 tsp. sugar
  • ~ pinch of salt
  • ~ Caramel ice cream topping, regular or sugar free (optional)
  1. If using a conventional oven, preheat it now to 350°F.
  2. Tear the bread into small pieces and place into a ramekin or oven safe mug; lightly pack together.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, protein shake, cinnamon, sugar and salt to make a custard.
  4. Slowly pour the custard mixture over the bread, until all the bread is soaked but not swimming in custard; discard any leftover custard mixture – there shouldn’t be much if any.
  5. For air fryer: Cook at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  6. For conventional oven: Cook in the preheated 350°F oven for 45, until the top is brown.
  7. Drizzle with caramel ice cream topping, if desired.

Weight Watchers info: This recipe makes 2 servings. Each serving is 5 Freestyle SmartPoints, not including caramel topping.




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