Bread and Butter Pudding - this popular delicious British pudding, made slightly healthier with less sugar and wholemeal bread.
Traditional Bread and Butter Pudding
Traditional bread and butter pudding is pretty steep on the calories - and it's not surprising with all that bread, butter, sugar, raisins (sultanas), with eggs and cream or milk.
I remember the local bakery where I lived in Kent, had the most amazing bread and butter pudding you ever tasted. All the cakes would sit on display in the window, tempting you in. How could anyone resist?
Lighter Bread and Butter Pudding
So I decided to create a lighter version I can enjoy occasionally using wholemeal bread, yoghurt and eggs with a few other ingredients and it worked perfectly and totally satisfied the cravings.
It makes a pretty decent sized serving too, so if you want to lighten the calories even further, you could easily make this as a serves 2 and serve with a little light squirty cream. Yum!!
Can I use plain fat free yoghurt?
If you want to use plain fat free yoghurt and add some flavouring yourself, you can totally do that too. You may need to increase the granulated sweetener though to get that sweet taste and I recommend upping the vanilla extract a little bit. You can try it with different flavourings too if you want to experiment.
Best Wholemeal Bread to use for bread and butter pudding?
Definitely opt for a bread that is a few days old, otherwise it will be far too soft and fresh and disintegrate in the egg/yoghurt mixture.
You definitely want to opt for a low calories wholewheat/wholemeal bread too, some wholemeal bread can be over 100 calories for 1 slice which will really up the calories on this recipe. Aim for a loaf that is no more than 140 calories max for 2 slices of bread which is usually 60g of less.
Best dish for baking bread and butter pudding
I use a ceramic round oven dish that is approx 5inches in width, it's the perfect size for this bread pudding.
But it doesn't need to a round dish, you can use any shape so long as it is around a similar size for all the ingredients.
Certain dishes you may want to line with a sheet of parchment if you find food sticks. Just screw the parchment up into a tight bowl and it will make it easier to the line the shape of your dish. You can mist the parchment with a little spray oil too.
What to serving with Bread and Butter Pudding
Bread and butter pudding is one of those desserts you can enjoy just as it is with a nice cuppa (tea or coffee).
But it's also great with a little custard or light squirty cream (obviously these will add more calories so it's something to be mindful of). Like I mentioned earlier though the recipe makes a decent serving, so if you prefer it with something like icecream, cream or custard enjoy a smaller serving (½ of the bread pudding) which will really bring the calorie down for you.
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- 60g (2oz) of low calorie whole wheat bread (couple of days old is best) - 1 HEb
- 2 medium eggs
- ½ cup (120ml) of fat free Vanilla Yoghurt
- ½ tsp of vanilla extract
- little lemon zest
- 10g (0.4oz) of sultanas or raisins
- 1 tablespoon of brown granulated sweetener (I use Erythritol)
- Spray oil
- Optional - pinch of cinnamon (add to egg mixture if using)
- Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles
- Place them in an oven proof dish overlapping.
- Whisk together the eggs, yogurt, vanilla, lemon zest and ½ tablespoon of brown granulated sweetener
- Pour this over the bread and leave to soak for about 20 mins until the bread absorbs the egg mixture.
- Preheat oven to 180c, 160c fan, 350f (gas mark 4)
- Sprinkle the soaked bread with the sultanas (or raisins), sprinkle with the other ½ tbs of brown granulated sweetener.
- Spray over the top with spray oil
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 30-40 mins, until nice and golden on top.
This recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1 HEb and 2.5 syns per serving
- WW Green Smart Points - 12 per serving
- WW Blue Smart Point - 8 per serving
- WW Purple Smart Points - 8 per serving
- Gluten Free - use gluten free bread of choice
NOTE: This makes quite a big serving, so if you want to use less calories, enjoy half and keep the other half for the next day.
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 329Total Fat 10.6gSaturated Fat 3.5gCholesterol 377mgSodium 443mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 3.4gSugar 13.6gProtein 21.9g