Cherry-Coconut Almond Bread Pudding

28 Dec

Ever since going vegan I have been on the ultimate search to find a delicious bread pudding recipe, since bread pudding has always been one of my weaknesses. I haven’t put too much effort in my search yet, but I will definitely find the perfect recipe. This one I just threw together, and it turned out to be great-not too sweet, with the coconut complimenting the tart cherries perfectly. I almost added dark chocolate chips, but opted out to keep it more simple. You can really change this recipe up making several variations. I would have added more coconut milk (or another nut milk)  because I like my bread pudding more soggy and not as dry. But it is a personal preference.

Cherry Coconut Almond Bread Pudding

  • 5 1/2 cups stale whole grain bread (Left out to stale at least overnight-lightly covered)
  • 3 Tbs pure maple syrup
  • 1  3/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs arrowroot powder (could sub tapioca starch)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350, lightly grease bottom of casserole dish or 4 ramekins with coconut oil and then sprinkle with a couple Tbs of coconut. You could also sprinkle with sucanat or brown sugar-but I omitted.
  2. Whisk together all wet ingredients, arrowroot powder, cinnamon, salt, cherries, almonds and 1/4 cup coconut.  Place  bread cubes in the mixture and let sit for 15 minutes to soak up all the liquid.
  3. Press bread into dish or ramekins and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup coconut and more cherries if desired. Bake 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden on top. If you prefer your bread pudding more wet, just take it out of the oven earlier-it is not like there are any unsafe raw ingredients!
  4. It is always the best to eat while still warm! Enjoy with a cup of hot tea. I recommend vanilla rooibos chai 🙂

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