Whole grain bread and dried tart cherries make this rich chocolate bread pudding dessert recipe nutritious and hearty.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat four 6-ounce individual souffle dishes or custard cups with cooking spray. Divide bread cubes, cherries, and wheat germ among the dishes.

  • In a small saucepan combine milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until the chocolate melts; remove from heat. If necessary, beat smooth with a wire whisk.

  • In a small bowl gradually stir chocolate mixture into egg product. Stir in orange peel and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread cubes in the dishes. Press lightly with back of spoon to thoroughly moisten bread.

  • Bake in a 350-degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops appear firm and a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. Serve warm. If desired, serve with whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Makes 4 servings.


To make ahead: Prepare as directed through step 3. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours. Continue as directed in step 4 and 5.

Nutrition Facts

1 bread pudding
148 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 24.8g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 10g; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 0.8mg; vitamin a iu 333.9IU; vitamin c 0.8mg; folate 8.7mcg; calcium 132.4mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 23.2mg; potassium 125.3mg; sodium 152.2mg.

1 starch, 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 other carbohydrate