Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Breakfast Bagel Bread Pudding Recipe

Apples Bananas and Blueberries what an a  great combination of flavors, served with warm caramel over the top 

and whipped cream! The best fruit bread pudding I ever had using these delicious bagels instead of bread.
What an amazing dessert this turned out to be!

A perfect dessert when you want comfort foods. This baked bread pudding is a real treat anytime.

Breakfast Bagel Bread Pudding Recipe

2 bananas mashed
1 cup blueberries
1 apple peeled and chopped
3 eggs
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 quart size container of half and half 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 raisin cinnamon bagels cut into cubes

In a large bowl beat the eggs with 2 cups half and half, add the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until blended. 

Place the bagel cubes in a heavy butter greased baking dish around 3 quart size.

Fold in the fruits to the liquid mixture just to stir.  Pour over the bagels cubes and let sit for around 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Press down any cubes not soaked with mixture. Add more half in half if it's not covered.  Bake on 400 degree hot oven until browned and bubbly. Around 40 minutes.

Serve with caramel ice cream topping and whipped cream.

Try some of my other breakfast treats:

Apple cinnamon baked french toast
Cake mix blueberry muffins
Blueberry crumb muffins
Strawberry Cheesecake muffins
Baked Pancake
Cinnamon mini muffins
Potato Fritata
Chocolate Chip Raspberry Pancakes
Breakfast Sandwich Ham and Eggs
Breakfast at Christmas Homemade Sausage and Eggs
Porterhourse Steak Egg Omelet and Marsala
Chicken Omelet Marsala
Tropical Pineapple Pancake with Coconut Syrup
Curt's Breakfast Burrito
 Berry Cherry Pancakes

Check out my video on Banana Bread Pudding

Monday, March 2, 2015

#Orange Inspiration Sweet Potato Rice Pudding Recipe

It's unfortunate I have never met anyone in my lifetime that didn't either have a family member or know someone who has passed from the dreaded big C, I wish I could say I never have known one person that had to endure this disease or have that loss of life from it.  I 
have had plenty of experience with family and friends who have had this horrible dreadful disease one that 
we all shutter to utter the mere word.

 Some cancers are very rare and in need of very expensive and most often impossible to afford research trial drugs to help save lives. A fellow blogger is getting some of us together to make a unity amongst all of us to create food and something orange in the efforts to spread the word about an organization who is out there to help rare cancers and fight this dreadful disease but help those in need to get the research needed!

Founded in 2007 Cycle for Survival has raised more than 61 million to date, directly funding clinical trials and research studies that bring new hope to countless lives touched by rare cancers.

More than 50% of people with cancer are battling rare cancers such as brain, pancreatic, cervical, stomach thyroid and ovarian cancers,and all pediatric cancers. These cancers don't often attract research dollars need for new therapies and treatments so patients are left with limited options.

#Orange Inspiration

 Sweet Potato Rice Pudding Recipe

2 cups water ( I use coconut water)
1 cup arborio rice
3 cups milk
3/4 cup freshly made mashed sweet potato around 1 lb. roast it or microwave until soft.
3/4 cup honey (see substitutions below)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt


1/4 cup heavy cream whipped with a tablespoon sugar added
cinnamon sugar mixture (1 teaspoon cinnamon to 3 tablespoons sugar mixed together)
crushed graham crackers
cinnamon stick (optional)

Simmer rice and water for around 20 minutes until soft in a  medium sized saucepan that is suitable for the oven as well.
In a large bowl whisk together milk,  pumpkin, honey, vanilla, salt and spices. While the rice is still hot, add the pumpkin mixture, stirring until well blended.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake until the liquid is reduced about 1/3 and is foamy looking around 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. 
Taste this first, if you feel you would like this sweeter, add 1 tablespoon at a time of powdered sugar and stir this in. I do not prefer this overly sweet. 

Transfer to a bowl and refrigerator overnight.

Serve with whipped cream and sprinkle it with cinnamon.

Did you ever need a substitute for honey? Try these

1 cup honey called for in recipe:
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid (use liquid called for in recipe using).
1 cup molasses.
1 cup light or dark corn syrup.
1 cup pure maple syrup.

Cycle for Survival has contributed to more than 100 clinical trials and research studies and also to major research initiatives that will change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated.

No donation is too small and every dollar counts. Please consider making a tax deductible gift by clicking this link  Cycle for Survival.    Thank you for reading.