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I wish I could tell you some fancy story about how this recipe came about, but I just don’t have one. I REALLY wanted to make french toast yesterday for breakfast, but I was feeling lazy. Standing there watching and flipping, just was not how I wanted to spend my morning. So I took all of my ingredients that I normally would use for French Toast and decided to pop it in the oven. It turned out AWESOME, so I felt compelled to share. CHEWS love…sharing is caring!
I used a non stick brownie tin to make the square servings. The cool thing is, I can freeze them in a ziploc bag, pop a few out and nuke them for a quick breakfast during the week! They also would make a nicer, more “guest friendly” presentation (than a full pan people have to scoop out of) if you are hosting a special brunch or breakfast.
Breakfast Bread Pudding Squares
(Makes 12 Squares)
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
2 c. Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
8 slices of Honey Wheat Bread, cubed
Preheat the oven to 350. Whisk eggs and brown sugar together in a clean bowl. You should see air bubbles from the whisk. This is going to make your pudding so light and fluffy!
Then add in heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk well.
Add your bread to the cream mixture and toss the bread in the custard with your hands. Make sure all of the bread is covered in the mixture. The bread will get soggy and start to fall apart. That’s cool. You want that.
Scoop the bread mixture out evenly into each square.
ATTENTION This is a crucial step. Don’t miss it. Place your brownie/muffin pan on a flat sheet pan and put in the middle rack of the oven. Don’t close the oven. Get a cup of water and pour ONTO THE SHEET PAN until the bottom of the squares are covered. Do NOT pour the water IN your pudding. You want the water to come up just before the rim of the sheet pan. This is called a water bath.
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Let it bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick to see if it’s done. If it comes out clean you are ready to go! Take out one pan at a time. Let cool for 10 minutes. Pop those suckers out, drizzle a little maple syrup on them (although they are SUPER tasty without it) and get ready to be blown away!
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What’s your favorite dessert for breakfast? A slice of pie with coffee?