Bread Pudding Lightened Up

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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


  • 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
  • Caramel ice cream topping, regular or sugar free (optional)


  1. Air fryer and conventional oven cooking instructions are included below.
  2. If using a conventional oven, preheat it now to 350°F.
  3. Tear the bread into small pieces and place into a ramekin or oven safe mug; lightly pack together.
  4. In a small bowl, beat together the egg, protein shake, cinnamon, and sugar to make a custard.
  5. 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.
  6. For air fryer: Cook at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  7. For conventional oven: Cook in the preheated 350°F oven for 45, until the top is brown.
  8. Drizzle with caramel ice cream topping, if desired.

WW Freestyle Info.: This recipe makes 2 servings. Each serving is 5 points, not including caramel topping.

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Air fryer and conventional oven cooking instructions are included below.

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Here is the bigger one (6 qt.!) that we love even more, but it was not available on prime when we checked last, though that sometimes changes:

4 thoughts on “Bread Pudding Lightened Up

  1. Tonya W King says:

    for some reason, the recipe is no longer showing-I know it was there as I bookmarked it when I was on the road but it is gone now. Thank you

    • foursistersdish says:

      That’s weird! I’m not sure what happened. We will try to get it fixed as soon as possible and I’ll let you know when it’s back on there. ~Erin

    • foursistersdish says:

      Thanks so much for letting us know; love some technical difficulties. I’ve gone back in and re-added the recipe — some kind of glitch with the recipe builder it seems. Thanks again! ~Robin

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