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Bread Pudding in the Microwave

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Recipe Notes

  • Microwaves of 700 watts or less will take 5-8 more minutes to fully cook.
  • Can be made with any kind of bread.
  • Can be baked in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes.
  • Serve with low-fat vanilla or lemon yogurt.

Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Measure dry ingredients
  • Tear up bread
  • Crack and beat eggs
  • Mix ingredients

Ingredients

3 cups
cubes of whole grain bread
1⁄2 cup
raisins
1 Tablespoon
margarine or butter
1⁄4 cup
packed brown sugar
1 1⁄4 cups
nonfat or 1% milk
3
eggs
1 teaspoon
cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon
salt
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Directions

 

  1. Combine the cubed bread and raisins in a one-quart microwave safe dish.
  2. In a 3 to 4 cup microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, melt the margarine or butter, then add the brown sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Blend together.
  3. Heat on high for 1 minute, then stir. Heat on high for 1 minute more and stir again.
  4. Pour the warm mixture over the bread and raisins and lightly blend together.
  5. Microwave uncovered at 50% power for 5-8 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the center is almost set.
  6. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Microwaves of 700 watts or less will take 5-8 more minutes to fully cook.
  • Can be made with any kind of bread.
  • Can be baked in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes.
  • Serve with low-fat vanilla or lemon yogurt.
Photo of Bread Pudding in the Microwave
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 03/03/20

5 Comments for "Bread Pudding in the Microwave"

We used this recipe as a food demo at a local food pantry. They did not have a microwave on site; we altered the recipe by making it in a 8x10 casserole dish. We tore pieces of day old bread and followed the recipe. We baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. We also prepared it in the skillet for the food demo on 300 for about 25 minutes. You can also add fresh fruit or dried fruit (bits of peeled apples and blueberries is a great combo) to the mixture instead of raisins.Everyone raved about this dish!

This is a tasty recipe, but it took about twice the time listed to cook. The middle needed to be cooked longer than the edges to fully be done.

Thanks for sharing that you found this recipe to be tasty. And also for letting us know that the cooking time posted wasn't enough for you. It sounds like you were able to adjust accordingly, but we will also add this recipe to our list for re-testing using microwaves of different wattages. We also plan to adjust the bread ingredient to specify 'cups' of bread rather than slices, since the amount of actual bread used can also affect the cooking time. We hope you'll continue to prepare Food Hero recipes!

A must try...

Love!! Have made this twice already and it WILL become a regular. SO EASY, uses leftovers (no reason to ever throw away bread anymore, super quick and the kids love to help, plus so flexible....have used English muffins and raisin bread and regular or soy milk, and eggs or egg beaters, and raisins or not. A winner! And tastes good with a bit less brown sugar which cuts the calories too....