French Toast Bread Pudding Cups

In staying with the theme of portion control and lower calories I thought why not make individual portions of bread pudding…that taste like french toast! And I did some quick substitutions to make it a lower calorie option than the norm, without taking away from the taste!

Honestly I had a bunch of egg whites leftover from making sweet cream ice cream (something to look forward to!! hint hint :) ), and I really wanted to use the egg whites for something. I hate throwing food away. Luckily for the lonely egg whites I had a nice round loaf of whole wheat oat bread that was looking to be used also.

French Toast Bread Pudding Cups

Ingredients

nonstick cooking spray
5-6 slices whole wheat oat bread, round loaf
3 egg whites, 1 whole egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup nonfat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 gala apple, sliced thin
pure maple syrup

Preparation

Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Cube the bread and fill in muffin tins.

In a bowl whisk eggs & sugar until light. Add milk, vanilla, & cinnamon and whisk well. Pour over bread filled muffin tins evenly.

Intertwine two slices of apple and place on top of the bread filled muffin tins. Top the apples w/ 1/2 tsp maple syrup.

I like apples. :) Plus it looks pretty.

Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hrs (or overnight).

Slide the foil covered muffin tin into a cold oven, turn oven to 350. After 15 min gently pull off & discard tin foil. Continue to bake until pudding is puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes more.

Let cool for 10 minutes, remove & serve w/ additional maple syrup if desired.

Makes 8 individual bread pudding cups.

For Jared he likes his maple syrup. <3

Yumm! Perfect for Sunday brunch...

Each individual cup is approximately 120 calories.

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4 Responses to “French Toast Bread Pudding Cups”

  1. July 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    That look SO delicious! What a clever idea to make individual portions! I look forward to your ice-cream post! Buzzed this one!

  2. July 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    This is a bread pudding I might enjoy! Not a huge fan, but I love french toast!

  3. July 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    So cute! I love individual portions (sometimes I wonder if it helps me with my portion control though)… Such a nice touch to add the apple slices- yum!!

  4. July 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Oh that bread pudding looks so good. I bookmarked it. I like to make things like this on holidays, or long weekends. Thanks for sharing