I have a real treat for you …Breakfast! These Bread Pudding Muffins are so good you’ll have to either hide them in the pantry or put them in the freezer so you don’t eat them all in one day.
These Bread Pudding Muffins have everything you love about bread pudding. Fruit, spices and a creamy inside. We recently went on vacation to Disneyland. The hotel we stayed at didn’t serve breakfast. Can you imagine? I thought all hotels served at least a crappy continental breakfast. 🙂 Anyway I took these and they were perfect! We at least had a microwave so I heated them. I also ate them cold. They were so good I didn’t care and filling too!
YOU CAN SERVE THEM WITHOUT SYRUP!
I used Challah bread. I have a confession…when I first saw challah bread I pronounced it ch-allah bread. It was later on the Food Network that I heard a chef pronounce it correctly and I was horrified to learn that the c is silent. Mind you I ordered my bread from a bakery pronouncing it wrong and they let me continue doing it. 😳 WHATEVER!
If you can’t find Challah bread you can also use these breads; french, broiche, croissant, italian or panettone. The crusts can be left on or removed. I leave it on.
1 Small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place rack in the middle of the oven.
Butter well or spray, with a non stick spray. I would recommend using liners.
Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl and add the cream and milk.
Let stand for five minutes.
Then stir in the beaten eggs, sugar, vanilla, and melted and cooled butter.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and lemon zest. Stir this mixture into the bread cube mixture and then fold in the cranberries and apple chunks.
Evenly divide the mixture among the 12 muffin cups, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Place on a wire rack to cool. You can dust with confections sugar and drizzle maple syrup on top before serving.
Mini muffins: Makes 3 dozen, bake 15 minutes. Make sure to make the bread cubes and apple cubes smaller.