No Sugar Added Bread Pudding

Hi everyone!

I had this loaf of whole wheat raisin, walnut cinnamon bread. It is super dense and very good but, we just weren’t eating it. So, it was getting a little stale. And when a bread like this gets stale what do you do? You make bread pudding of course! Since we really try to watch our sugar intake here, I decided to use Splenda instead of sugar. But, you can feel free to use sugar.

Now this bread pudding is not going to be like the bread pudding y’all are used to. It’s more pudding-ish and not cake like. This was how my grandma made bread pudding. Generally it was with stale white bread but, she would use all the stale bread and make the pudding so you may get some pumpernickel, white and wheat all in the same pudding. She grew up where you used every last bit of things. And that is what she taught me. I am using cranberries because I have a lot of them. Raisin were the standard. But, once again, it’s about what you have on hand. You can use any kind of dried fruit you like.

My grandma was a diabetic and later in life she had a stroke which left her paralyzed on one side. Cataracts took over her eyesight so, she couldn’t do much cooking. I would go over to her house and make this bread pudding with Nutrasweet. We were all so excited when this product came out because it was so much better than saccharine! I would stand at the counter and my grandma would tell me what to add and what to do. I knew her recipe by heart but, I knew she needed to feel needed so, I would always tell her that I could never remember the recipe.

So, no matter how the pudding tastes, it brings back a happy memory of being in the kitchen with my grandma.


1 loaf of raisin, walnut cinnamon bread

3 cans of milk

3 eggs

1 cup of dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 stick of butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

cats Slice you bread into slices then tear apart into chunks and spread out in a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the cranberries and walnuts onto the bread. Cut small chucks of putter and sprinkle of bread.

recipe 118recipe 121  In a mixing bowl beat the eggs into the cans of milk. Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well. Pour over bread. Sprinkle the little bits of butter. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes.

recipe 122recipe 123I like this right out of the oven. After it cools, the bread really soaks up the rest of the liquid so, we always added milk to our bowl of cold bread pudding. 

If you want to add a vanilla cream sauce, by all means make one up or make up a box of sugar free vanilla pudding and pour over the top of the pudding (when making, add an extra 1/3 cup of milk).

Well, I hope you enjoyed this different kind of bread pudding recipe!

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  1. Looks delicious! I may try that very soon! Thank you!

  2. I love bread pudding, I am going to make one next time I have extra bread. I had a recipe years ago where you added crushed pineapple and it made it sweet without any sugar or sugar substitute. I have to go through my old recipes one day and get them loaded on my computer. xo,

  3. Oh, Diann, I wish I had some of this right now! Looks & sounds delish. One mentioned 3 cans of milk ~ evaporated or regular milk?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Oh how I love bread pudding. I have not made it for a long time.
    I will have to try this when the weather cools and I can heat up the oven again.'

  5. Sounds like a good recipe and great memories Diann:@)

  6. That's funny, my daughter just asked me to make some bread pudding. Maybe it's about time that I did.It's all about the memories that we build, right? Thanks for the recipe for bread pudding, and the recipe for life.

  7. I would love this made with the wonderful rich bread! I haven't had bread pudding in years! Thanks for the good recipe! ♥

  8. We love bread pudding...this looks scrumptious!

  9. Cans of milk? please explain.

  10. What a lovely memory! I adore bread pudding, but I don't have a set recipe. I'll have to give this one a try.

  11. Anonymous, "Evaporated canned milk".

  12. This looks yummy. I love the memory this recipe brings forth of cooking with your grandmother.


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