Just keeping it real, I’ve searched and tried a ton of vegan bread puddings recently, and none of them hit the mark for me. When eating a bread pudding, I want a custard-like pudding that is sweet but not over bearing. I want it to be easy to make, and dear Lord, please don’t let it be dry! And I get it, I seriously do. All the things that I and most others enjoy about bread pudding comes from the milk and eggs. But, I don’t want milk and eggs. So, what is a gal left to do? Find a good replacement, duh.
After much trial and error, I’m convinced that I came up with the perfect recipe for a take on classic bread pudding. But, you know I didn’t stop there–I always like to add a little zhuzh to everything! So, I decided to add apples and walnuts to this recipe. However, they are optional, so if you’d like to make the classic version, please, go right ahead.
As many of you know, I am totally new to the plant-based/vegan world. I truly enjoy how it’s forced my husband and I to get back in the kitchen and create. In order for us to stay consistent to this no meat or dairy, we’ve just had to come up with different ways to enjoy some of our favorite dishes. Since the vegan diet has become so mainstream, brands are starting to make amazing meat/dairy replacement products. You can more easily replace your consumption of “traditional” meat/dairy products with delicious, plant-based options. Check out my Vegan Meat Replacement Lasagna recipe for a great example of how you can still enjoy the same meals with the right replacements.
Egg Replacement Alternatives / Substitute For Baking
A huge component to this recipe is the egg. So you want to find an egg replacement that legit gives you the same vibes and consistency that an egg would do. I’ve tried different egg replacements, but my favorite by far has been JUST Egg. They are not a sponsor, (though they should be **wink wink**). I genuinely enjoy this product, and so far, it’s the only egg replacement that genuinely tastes and feels like “traditional” egg. However, if you’re not able to purchase a replacement like JUST Egg, you can still try other egg alternatives, such as:
- Mashed Banana
- Ground Chia Seeds
- Ground Flax Seeds
- Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacement
#MemoryMoment: This recipe is a great way to create memories with someone special. So, get your kids, loved ones, and friends in the kitchen to help out!Print
8-10 cups of stale vegan bread (preferably white and wheat)
2 tbs vanilla extract
2 cups almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cup JUST Egg or other egg replacement/alternative
1 cup maple syrup
1 apple, diced (optional)
Maple Bourbon Glaze
1 cup maple syrup
4 tbs vegan butter
1 cup almond milk
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl mix all ingredients
Cover and let sit for 30 minutes
Pour into a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes
While your pudding is baking, start to make your glaze
In a sauce pan melt butter and add walnuts (optional). Turn heat to medium low and while continuously stirring, add almond milk and maple syrup
When the sauce starts to boil, turn off heat
The sauce will be thin
Uncover and top with 1/2 of glaze and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the top is golden
This recipe was created with love, and it stems from my family’s heritage. So, I chose this recipe to include in this year’s Black History Month Virtual Potluck. Please take the time to check out some of the other recipes in the pot luck. This year, everyone made a vegan or vegetarian dish, making it possible to check out one recipe and Black Food Blogger each day in February.
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