What's better than a sugar free treat that tastes divine? A recipe that feels like you’re cheating but is such a great healthy option for those who love a sweet breakfast. This delicious apple bread pudding made with maple syrup can be both a healthy sweet treat or a great way to organise your breakfasts for the week. I invite you to give it a go!
Remove the core from the apples and chop them into rough chunks.
Bring about 1 cup of water to boil in a small saucepan, add the apples and simmer on a medium heat with the lid on for approximately 3-5 minutes or until the apple is soft enough to piece with a knife.
Drain the apple and set aside.
Break apart the bread roughly and place in a small ceramic baking dish approximately 15cm x 8cm. It's important to keep the pudding quite compact (not spread out) so don't worry if the baking dish seems a bit small.
Spoon the poached apple around the bread, tucking them into all sides.
In a jug or small bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour this mixture over the bread and apple.
It's important to let the pudding sit for at least an hour to allow the liquid to really soak into the bread. You can also leave this in the fridge overnight.
Preheat your oven to 180° and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top of the bread is nice and brown.
Serve it up hot with some ice cream for dessert or your favourite yoghurt for breakfast. (Tip: coconut yoghurt works amazingly well with the cinnamon in this recipe.)
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