Nov 16

Autumn Harvest Bread Pudding

Chiquita is having a Cooking Lab Contest! This week’s secret ingredients were:

  • Chiquita bananas
  • Pear(s)
  • Cinnamon

If you feel so inclined, there’s 9.5 hours left to submit your recipe for this week’s contest! Otherwise, there’ll be a new set of secret ingredients starting tomorrow, and it’s the last chance to win! Chiquita will be picking their 5 favorite recipes, including a Grand Prize winner who will win $4000 and have their recipe featured in Chiquita’s banana recipe collection!

I very much wish I’d found out about this contest earlier, because you better believe I would’ve been coming up with a new recipe each week. Built-in culinary inspiration, possible monetary halps for my student loans, and food to enjoy! What’s not to like?

Entering is super easy! Just make up a unique recipe utilizing the 3 secret ingredients for the week, and send it in! You can also enter through the official Chiquita FanFun app. :]

I am currently on a crusade to finish off everything in my refrigerator (if it seems like I’m always on such crusades, you are indeed correct–it’s a neverending process). I had bananas, a pear, and plenty of cinnamon…and I also had apples, sweet potatoes, a little over half a can of pumpkin, a bunch of stale bread…and I don’t know about you, but the first recipe that always comes to mind when I have an excess of stale bread is bread pudding!

That’s basically how this recipe was born! :O It’s a wonder what you can come up with when you’re trying to declutter your life (fridge).

Autumn Harvest Bread Pudding

Autumn Harvest Bread Pudding

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 pear, cubed
  • 2 apples, cubed
  • 1/2 sweet potato, peeled + cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4-5 cups stale bread, cubed
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 drops rum extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of sea salt
  • powdered sugar (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Heat coconut oil in a pan and add the pear, apples, and sweet potato. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
3) In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla and rum extract. Mix well, and add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the cubed bread and sliced bananas, then let soak in milk + egg mixture for ~15-20 minutes.
4) Bake for 45 minutes, or until liquid has soaked in.
5) Sprinkle with more cinnamon and powdered sugar, if desired!

Autumn Harvest Bread Pudding 1

What’s your favorite banana-containing recipe? :]

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  1. Michael

    Good luck with the contest. This recipe is a winner regardless of the outcome!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, thank you! :]! It was a fun one to make, and I’m glad I finally did something with the food in my apartment! 😛

  2. ashley

    This looks delicious! I’m not usually a fan of bread pudding but I might have to try this! Pinned 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! :] If you like baked fruit, that’s baaaasically what I practically turned this into! 😛

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    I don’t even like bread pudding and i would be all over this!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I basically turned this into almost-a-baked-fruit dish. :P!

  4. Cassie

    These look amaze. I’m always trying to use up everything in my fridge… especially living alone!
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    1. Farrah

      I feel ya on that! I tend to cook in bulk so I don’t have to do as much food prep, but some days, I just reallyyy don’t feel like eating what I already have, so I end up feeding all my friends, haha. 😛

  5. Gloria

    I LOVE bread pudding and this looks amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      I’ve been warming it up as my dessert for the past couple days! :D!

  6. Ariana

    Yum, yum, yum, and 100 more YUMs! I love bread pudding & this looks like a version my mind AND body can feel good about. Totally pinning this one!!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like it! 😀 I’ve been having it for breakfast lately, haha. 😀 Definitely helps to warm me up!

  7. Stephanie

    How delicious for Thanksgiving morning! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
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    1. Farrah

      Definitely! Thanks so much for pinning! :]

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