It’s pumpkin season, are you as excited as I am? I can’t wait to start carving jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkins and I know some of you have already started. Feeling the fall spirit I wanted to make something involving pumpkin; I already made the Pumpkin Spice Latte Mousse so I needed something new.
I looked around the kitchen, trying to get inspiration. Then I saw a half loaf of bread that had been sitting for a while going stale. Then it hit me…
Do you know where I’m going with this?! Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding. It sounded heavenly and I imagined it tasting like pumpkin pie without the crust. To me that is heaven as I’m not crazy about the crust. I hunted around to make sure I had everything I’d need to make the Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding. Eggs, pumpkin, milk, spices, sugar (brown & white). The ingredients were pretty basic and this time of year many people have either fresh or canned pumpkin on hand. It’s likely you have all of the ingredients too, and this is a recipe you’ll definitely want to save.
What’s beautiful about this recipe is the simplicity. I used 1 bowl and 1 whisk to prepare it. Oh, and the measuring spoons.
What I ended up with was almost identical to a pumpkin pie without the crust! It’s delicious but not overly sweet. I’ll be making it again but trying different breads next time. I think a honey wheat bread would be spectacular.
It was more of a custard than bread pudding, which is a positive for anyone not crazy about bread pudding. I had enough left over that I made 2 mini bread puddings as well. They were devoured super quick! So, without further ado (and rambling) here is my Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding recipe. I hope you enjoy and be sure to tell me if you make this at home!