When the weather turns cold, I love to bake. I don't necessarily think of dessert when I think of Runner's World, but this recipe I found in the running mag piqued my interest and I had to try it. I did substitute agave nectar for the sugar in the pudding, but I couldn't imagine a streusel topping without brown sugar. I also left out the optional booze and raisins (in my opinion raisins belong in trail mix, not baked goods).
My entire family liked this dessert, but I will tell you, it tasted healthy. It is not an indulgent dessert, but I ate a huge satisfying piece and still felt great afterward. Since the amount of sugar is low and the fiber is high, it is truly a remorseless dessert. I will be making it again, but not for a fancy dinner party.
To see the recipe, just read more. 4 cups whole-wheat bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes Serves 6 with generous portions.
4 tablespoons agave nectar
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
1 cup Egg Beaters (or 1 egg and 3 egg whites)
1 can evaporated skim milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup bourbon or brandy (optional)
2 1/2 tablespoon light margarine, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
plain nonfat yogurt for topping
4 cups whole-wheat bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
Serves 6 with generous portions.
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