Dig into a dish of Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries and Melted Chocolate - a decadent low syn treat when you fancy something chocolatey and naughty!
Have I mentioned how much I love bread pudding? It's a comfort food kind of dessert for me, bringing back memories of the amazing little bakery across the street from where I lived, that sold the most delicious bread puddings and cakes.
Luckily for us, whole wheat (wholemeal) bread is a healthy extra b choice on Slimming World, meaning we can use our allowance towards this fantastic Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries and Melted White Chocolate. All you then have to syn is the other non free foods, such as the white chocolate - feel free to omit it if you want to keep the syns down, but personally when given the chance to add a yummy chocolate drizzle to this, I know which option I am picking and if you don't like white chocolate. I know there are some haters out there, try and milk or dark chocolate drizzle instead.
Raspberries are sweet and delicious and of course a speed food too, so you don't need a better excuse to scatter them over the top. They compliment the chocolate bread pudding and white chocolate perfectly. Strawberries would be another great option or maybe some cherries if you go the dark chocolate.
For the chocolate flavour, I use a pure 100% cocoa powder, most are only 2 syns at the most per tbs, so are great for adding that chocolately flavour. Be sure you double check the one you use, and avoid any cocoa powders with added sugar which can tend to be a lot higher in syns.
If you want to spend a few additional syns, you could also add a little light aerosol cream - yum!!
I use sukrin: gold to sweeten. Sukrin is a natural sweetener, that has no aftertaste. Finally we can now make desserts that taste great. Feel free to use another sweetener of choice if you prefer, but just be aware that the taste may differ.
I bake this Chocolate Bread Pudding in two small 5x5 inch oven dishes, which are perfect for a serving. You can make it in a larger dish though if you prefer and just slice in half.
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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle
Yield 2 servings
This recipe is vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 1 HEb and 6 syns (or 2 syns without white chocolate)
- Green/Vegetarian - 1 HEb and 6 syns (or 2 syns without white chocolate)
- Original/SP - 1 HEb and 6 syns (or 2 syns without white chocolate)
- WW Smart Points - 12
- 120g (4oz) of whole wheat bread (2xHEb's)
- ⅓ cup of sweetened almond or cashew milk (1 syn)
- 2.5 tablespoons of sukrin: gold - 0r other sweetener of choice (1 syn)
- 2 (10g) tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder (2 syns)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 30g (1oz) of white chocolate (8 syns)
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- spray oil
- Lightly toast the bread, then cut into chunks and place in an oven proof dish greased with some spray oil
- In a bowl whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, eggs, sukrin and vanilla extract.
- Pour over the chunks of bread and gently mix to evenly coat. Set aside for 10 mins for the mixture to soak into the bread.
- Preheat oven to 180c or 350f (gas mark 4)
- Spray over the top of the bread with some spray oil and bake in the oven, until the bread is crisp on top, but still slightly moist underneath (approx 30 mins).
- In the mean time, place the white chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of water and gently heat until white chocolate is melted.
- Add to a small ziplock bag and then snip off a small corner. Squeeze all the white chocolate down to the cut point.
- Remove the bread pudding from oven and pipe the melted white chocolate across the top.
- Top with fresh raspberries.
- Serve as is, or topped with quark mixed with sweetener and vanilla extract. If you have a few extra syns, you could top with light cream.
Syn value of cocoa powder can vary from brand to brand. The three brands I use are 100% cocoa powder (not Dutch Processed) and are 1 tbs for 20 calories (1 syn).
You should always double check the syn values of items which are synned, as brands can differ.
Variation: use milk or dark chocolate, or other fruit of choice like cherries or strawberries etc.
Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only.
Ingredients can vary greatly from brand to brand and therefore it would be impossible to give accurate information. You should always double check syn values for synned items.
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Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18.4 g
Saturated Fat 6.7 g
Cholesterol 374 mg
Sodium 400 mg
Total Carbohydrates 43.2 g
Dietary Fiber 10.2 g
Sugars 12.2 g
Protein 22.8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.