Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings

Whole grain bread and dried tart cherries make this rich chocolate bread pudding dessert recipe nutritious and hearty.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2   cups firm-textured whole-grain bread cubes (about 3 ounces)
  • 3   tablespoons snipped dried tart red cherries
  • 1   tablespoon toasted wheat germ
  • 2/3  cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4  cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/3  cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 1   teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla
  •  Frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
  •  Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Coat four 6-ounce individual souffle dishes or custard cups with cooking spray. Divide bread cubes, cherries, and wheat germ among the dishes.
2. 
In a small saucepan combine milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until the chocolate melts; remove from heat. If necessary, beat smooth with a wire whisk.
3. 
In a small bowl gradually stir chocolate mixture into egg product. Stir in orange peel and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread cubes in the dishes. Press lightly with back of spoon to thoroughly moisten bread.
4. 
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops appear firm and a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. Serve warm. If desired, serve with whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Makes 4 servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare as directed through step 3. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours. Continue as directed in step 4 and 5.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 148, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 25, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 340.13, vit. C (mg) 0.59, sodium (mg) 152, calcium (mg) 131.26, iron (mg) 2.52, Starch () 1, Other Carb () 0.5, Lean Meat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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