Blueberry Maple Bread Pudding

When was the last time you had bread pudding?  I know, right!  In our family, we always talk about the delicious bread pudding my grandfather used to make and I’m always bookmarking the good looking ones I come across online but I never ever get around to making them.  So it was about time!

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Bread pudding doesn’t have to be unhealthy and if you substitute maple syrup for sugar, your result is an even more delicious flavour.  I was so lucky to have fresh picked blueberries from Barrie Hill Farms and….

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 fresh farm eggs, milk and bread from Nicholyn Farms.  I ask you – does life get any better than that?  Sierra always has a friendly smile and I love talking food with her!farms july 22 032b

This dish couldn’t be any easier.  Simply combine your ingredients, whisk well and pour over your bread pieces.  If you can let it sit in the fridge overnight – perfect.  If you don’t have the time, however, a couple hours will do.  A little time in the oven, add some more fresh blueberries and almonds and you’ve got yourself breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack.  I’ve included the option of adding a little lemon or orange zest if you like as well.

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Eating this brought back wonderful memories of my grandfather and I will definitely be making this more often.  I know my little nephews will love this dish and I’ve promised to make it for them after the family reunion camping trip coming up next week.

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And next week, I’ll be off to the reunion so you won’t hear or see much of me.  I’ll be around a little but you won’t see any new posts until next Sunday.  Time for a little break – I’ve been going full steam for awhile now and definitely need my batteries recharged!

I hope you’ll try this with some fresh berries.  Raspberries would go nicely with this as well.  Have a great week, everyone.  Cheers!

 

Blueberry Maple Bread Pudding
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 6-8 persons
Ingredients
  • 3/4 loaf of your favourite bread (challah, brioche works well) Loved the Nicholyn Farms bread!
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, washed
  • zest from 1/2 lemon or orange (optional)
  • If you’d like a little something extra, add some peaches as well.
Instructions
  1. Cut pieces of bread into 1 inch cubes and place into a 9 inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients except for 1/4 cup of blueberries. Pour the mixture carefully over the bread letting it soak in well. Add the remaining fresh berries on top.
  3. Cover pan in plastic wrap and set in fridge for 2 hours to 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F and replace the plastic with foil. Bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes until puffy and golden.
  5. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Top with slivered almonds, a drizzle of maple syrup and serve.

Update – August 10th.

I just love it when readers share their recipes and my friend, Debbie, from She Graces Her Home in God’s Beauty was kind enough to share photos of this recipe she made for a luncheon she had with her mom.  She was so clever to add peaches!  I can imagine the flavours must have been delicious.  Thanks so much, Debbie, it looks scrumptious and love the tip!

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    Anita Rivera
    July 25, 2015 at 7:30 am

    First of all my friend, the photos are LUSH! YES! The lighting, our best friend as photographers, is PERFECT and sublime. Now for this recipe…..it can’t get any easier than this, and I just know the flavor will be outstanding. Like you, I believe in simple but fresh and powerfully flavored ingredients. The maple syrup will be a great addition, and I can imagine this in the fall with either apple or even a bit of pumpkin! Happy time off my friend. You are an inspiration! Anita

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      Robyn
      July 25, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Thank you so much, Anita!! So fun chatting with you about photography and so much more the other day. I always look forward to your sweet comments and, YES! – apple or pumpkin would be fantastic 🙂

      I’ll be watching you on IG ! Have fun, friend. oxox
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    Jenn (Go Geek Mom)
    July 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    This looks heavenly! can’t wait to try it!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    July 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    You are making me hungry and now all of the sudden have a huge craving for blueberry bread pudding- go figure. I think it is your photos! I am memorized by how beautiful and delicious your dish looks. Barrie Farms sound like a great team to work with and they have you so I think they are the luckiest!!! Wishing you a safe and restful trip and relax and recharge your batteries. Take care, BAM
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      Robyn
      July 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Ha! I think you and I are always hungry, Bobbi! Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Water receding in HK yet?
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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
    July 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Oh Robyn – you know I have a thing for bread pudding!! And blueberry and maple are some of my favorite breakfast flavors. This makes me so happy!

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      Robyn
      July 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

      LOL, I’ve had a thing for it too, Michelle, but hadn’t had it in years! Now I’m going to be tempted to have it much more often, lol. Don’t you find that even with all the cooking we do that it’s super easy to forget how quick it is to throw together a delicious dish?
      So glad you liked this one and hope you get to enjoy it soon 🙂
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    Linda
    July 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    What a delight! Blueberry are so good for us and adding them to Bread pudding is such a great idea. Loving the addition of maple. This would be a lovely item for brunch. happy Sunday dear Robyn. Thanks for your visit. Chloe is feeling much better today. lots of love from W.E.
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    GiGi Eats
    July 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    OMG MAPLE and BREAD – If I could eat this, I wouldn’t stick to one portion size, that’s for sure! LOL!
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    Debbie
    July 28, 2015 at 8:15 am

    oooh goodness, stop it now….that’s just what this is filled with “goodness”!!! looks like a great recipe, i have never made bread pudding (i hang my head in shame)!!!!!!!
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    Debbie Harris
    July 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    OOOH Robyn…I nearly missed this one! How did that happen?? 🙂 I saw this on Stephanie’s Roses of Inspiration not realizing it was you.
    WOW WOW WOW this looks yummy! I will certainly be making this one.
    We always buy our maple syrup in Canada when we are there as we like that the # 1 light and you can not find it here in the States. My hubby loves his maple syrup and is sure to enjoy this treat.

    Have a beautiful rest of the week ~ Debbie

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      Robyn
      July 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

      So glad you like this, Debbie! It’s so quick and easy to make and it truly was delicious. A little decadent perhaps but we’re entitled to treats now and then, right? We definitely have great maple syrup here. I’m sure your hubby will feel like he’s at home when he eats this 🙂

      Hope you’re having a great day!
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    July 30, 2015 at 4:34 am

    That looks delicious– and a sweet recipe on Simply Fresh Dinners! 🙂

    I have actually NEVER had bread pudding! Sharing!
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    cheri
    July 31, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Hi Robyn, love this bread pudding, great idea to use maple syrup. Your pictures look like I could reach right in the screen and take a bite, beautiful pics! Also have a nice time at your family reunion……
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    Bety
    July 31, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Robin!
    I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing! Your Blueberry Maple Bread Pudding is amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!

    Would you like to follow each other? I’d be so happy! 🙂

    http://vkusnosbety.blogspot.com/
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    Marla
    August 1, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Hi Robyn,
    This looks delicious and so healthy. Yum! Have a great vacation and wonderful time at your reunion. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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    Kimberly
    August 3, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    August 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I love bread pudding and this looks so amazing!! I have to make this soon!! Thanks so much for the recipe, Robyn!
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    Miz Helen
    August 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    Your Blueberry Maple Bread Pudding would be such a special treat, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon.
    Miz Helen
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    felicia | Dish by Dish
    November 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Robyn…! this looks soo good, and you got me thinking – when was the last time I ate bread pudding??? I’m thinking I’ll make a gluten-free version very soon!! pinning!
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    Smitha
    May 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Bread pudding is my all time favorite. Blueberry is a tasty and visually appealing combo. Photography is superb.
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