There are so many tasty treats to make with day-old bread crumbs - I knew we could come up with something. A few minutes' digging through recipe books and some creative trial-and-error tweaking and we had a new family favourite: cinnamon raisin bread pudding.
1 loaf day-old cinnamon-raisin bread
1/2 cup raisins
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 cups milk
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Break bread into small pieces in a 9" x 13" pan. Sprinkle raisins throughout pan and drizzle melted butter evenly over bread and raisins.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour wet mixture over bread, pressing bread into the liquid until bread is covered and soaking up egg mixture.
4. Mix oats with reserved 1/4 cup brown sugar and sprinkle evenly on top of bread and egg mixture.
5. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes.
Delicious as a breakfast treat or as a dessert - my family couldn't get enough of this classic bread pudding!