I really wanted to like this. I love bread pudding and French toast is a favorite. What could be better than combining them? Well, regular old French toast with strawberries on top, for one. This baked up nicely and it looked fantastic in the pan, but there was no big flavor payoff. The berries disintegrated during baking. All those beautiful strawberries would have been better showcased macerated with the honey and drizzled over the top. And while it got nicely browned the bread would have been tastier had it been grilled like traditional French toast. And it took 2.5 hours start to finish to boot. Save yourself the time and trouble and just make french toast.
Breakfast Fruit Bread Pudding
From EatingWell: March/April 2012
Studded with strawberries, this breakfast recipe is a cross between a baked French toast and a dessert bread pudding. Swap in almost any fruit depending on what’s in season. Although we typically advocate using whole-grain bread, we stuck with challah for this recipe, because the results are so luscious.
5 Reviews for Breakfast Fruit Bread Pudding
Made this twice now and prepping another tonight - stupendous for brunch, not fussy, adaptable to a variety of fruits and didn't notice at all when I replaced the dairy with almond milk for a lactose intolerance.
This was delicious, I added bananas just because I could. This turned out amazing, nice and fluffy and just plain delicious! Even my husband loved it and he's not a fan usually. We definitely over indulged on the portions sizes though, would need something on the side to fill out a meal for us if we went with suggested portion sizes. Will make this again.
I used ripe peaches in this and was concerned because the fruit usually doesn't cook well without sugar. I really wanted something that was tasty and easy but healthy, I found this recipe and it tasted amazing. It wasn't heavy after dinner and the sweetness of the peaches and honey were out of this world. I am already planning my fall bread pudding recipes to try with the apples and cinnamon.
Way to make the healthy version be totally gross! NOBODY ate this at my house.