Bread pudding is the king of comfort desserts, and this version, inspired by rum-raisin ice cream, includes whole-wheat bread for added goodness. Nonfat evaporated milk subs for full-fat dairy and we use fewer eggs, all of which helps to lighten this warm dessert: it has only a tiny fraction of the fat and half the calories of a typical bread pudding. Enjoy it with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Put raisins in a small bowl, sprinkle with rum (or brandy) and set aside to soak for 10 minutes. Spread bread in an even layer in the prepared pan.

  • Whisk eggs in a medium bowl. Add evaporated milk, brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg; whisk until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the rum-soaked raisins. Pour the mixture over the bread. Mix in any unsoaked bread pieces with a fork. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Bake the pudding until puffed and set in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

391.2 calories; protein 15.3g 31% DV; carbohydrates 74.6g 24% DV; exchange other carbs 5; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 64.6g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 66.3mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 348.9IU 7% DV; vitamin c 1.9mg 3% DV; folate 22.3mcg 6% DV; calcium 450.4mg 45% DV; iron 1.5mg 8% DV; magnesium 58.7mg 21% DV; potassium 664.4mg 19% DV; sodium 266.9mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
I have made this several times now for several different occasions. Total rave reviews! The equivalent for the bread is approximately 4 cups. I have used several different breads including Italian Panetone all with great results. Making it again tonight for another get together with friends. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious!!! I also made with 4 cups of Italian Panatone (Sweet Bread) cut into cubes and used a bit less sugar. Probably a few more calories but less sugar and less dense bread do compensate a bit. I also made the serving size a bit smaller to serve 8 which also compensates for the richer bread. It is top of the list of requested desserts around our house! Read More