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 calories; 2.6 g total fat; 0.9 g saturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 267 mg sodium. 664 mg potassium; 74.6 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 65 g sugar; 15.3 g protein; 349 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 22 mcg folate; 450 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 59 mg magnesium;

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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