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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding…Healthified and Veganized!

Family Friendly Plant-Based Recipes

Apples…caramel…fall…they just go together.  I was searching for a fall recipe to share at our last supper club and came across this recipe from the people at EatBetterAmerica.  I love this for finding healthy recipes. It is not a vegetarian or vegan site, but they like to “Healthify” recipes, that is make them healthier. So what I like to do is come along behind them and “Veganize”.
I’ll admit that when I made the recipe for the first time I miss read one of the ingredients and so my version is more different than planned but it was so good I just stuck with it.  I made two big ones for the supper club and they were gone! My poor disappointed daughter she almost didn’t get any! But one of the nice people who help me shared hers and all was well.

For the orignal recipe click here.
Here is what I did:

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup silken tofu
2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon substitute (recipe below)
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 cups Multigrain French bread cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small apple diced
1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces
1/4 cup brown rice caramel glaze from (Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
Spray 9-inch spring form pan dish or pie plate with cooking spray.
Blend all ingredients except bread, apples, pecans and caramel topping in a food processor until smooth.
Fold in bread and apples, press into spring form pan and sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cut into wedges. Drizzle caramel topping over each serving.

Cinnamon Substitute Recipe

I like to use a substitute for cinnamon because it can be irritating to the lining of the  stomach.  You can always use cinnamon if you like.
2 parts cardamom
1 part coriander
and just a dash of Cayenne pepper
Mix it all up and store in an air tight container in a  cool dry place.

This recipe came out very good, I already have ideas to turn it into a great breakfast casserole.  Something easy to serve to the students or for a Sabbath morning treat!


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