Friday, January 9, 2015

Lightened-Up Slow-Cooker Chocolate Bread Pudding

You might have noticed something about me. I love dessert. There, I said it. At 45-years-old, I know this about myself...I'm not giving up dessert.
lightened-up, slow-cooker CHOCOLATE bread pudding ... light on sugar and fat, but bursting with bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon! so warm and comforting!
In honor of January, the month we "eat healthy"...until the Valentine candy hits the store shelves (pretend you didn't see the Ritz Cracker Toffee earlier this week), I bring you a lightened-up dessert.

lightened-up, slow-cooker CHOCOLATE bread pudding ... light on sugar and fat, but bursting with bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon! so warm and comforting!
This "light" version of chocolate bread pudding has a lot going for it.
  1. It's made in a slow-cooker, so making it is a snap!
  2. The bread is multi-grain baguette...but feel free to use a regular baguette if you can't find multi-grain.
  3. Prune puree (!) replaces the fat from whole milk and butter typically found in bread puddings. 
  4. CHOCOLATE!!! 

Once out of the slow-cooker, this bread pudding is warm and comforting with a hint of cinnamon and bursts of warm bittersweet chocolate. Top it with frozen yogurt, ice cream, or cinnamon Greek yogurt as shown here.

lightened-up, slow-cooker CHOCOLATE bread pudding ... light on sugar and fat, but bursting with bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon! so warm and comforting!
Lightened-up bread pudding makes a rustic and homey dessert, but is also delicious for breakfast!  Yay, chocolate for breakfast!!!

lightened-up, slow-cooker CHOCOLATE bread pudding ... light on sugar and fat, but bursting with bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon! so warm and comforting!
I'm sharing the recipe over on Imperial Sugar today! 



6 comments:

  1. So sweet, and it's lightened.... so delicious!

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  2. Love this, Bridget - especially that good dose of cinnamon with the dark chocolate!

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  3. Bread pudding and me are MFEO - It's like you just get me, Bridget! I am going to hunt down this recipe!!

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  4. this sounds so delicious! Im currently addicted to my slow cooker!

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  5. What a great idea! Healthier and done in a slow cooker, double whammy.

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