Enjoy Apple Bread Pudding in a Mug for protein and fiber packed breakfast goodness.
Bread pudding is total comfort food, yet it’s usually super gooey with tons of sugar. This Apple Bread Pudding in a Mug is a protein and fiber packed breakfast that will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you full all morning. I love fall flavors, and apples with cinnamon are a true classic combo. For the tastiest bread pudding stick with varieties like Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Jazz or Autumn Glory (my new fave). A sweet apple is the secret to this breakfast goodness. To make your busy morning easier, you can prep it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge overnight for quick cooking in the morning.
One tip I have found helpful with bread pudding is that very fresh, soft bread yields a mushier product. If you prefer your bread pudding to be dense, you’ll want to use bread that’s on its way to stale. Also, if you want to keep any added sugars to a minimum, either leave out the maple syrup or use a sugar-free variety. My new favorite is sweetened with monk fruit which is free of artificial sweeteners and only provides a few calories per teaspoon. If that’s not your thing, you can always stick to pure maple syrup.
This recipe is versatile too. I’ve tried it with diced pears or peaches and it works well. If you are a bit adventurous try adding some spices like a bit of ginger, nutmeg or even pumpkin pie spice to suit your taste.
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 packet stevia or preferred sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened almond, coconut or cashew milk
- 1 small apple, about 4 ounces diced small in a food processor
- 2 slices light whole wheat bread- 40-50 calories per slice, cubed
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (or sugar free)
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon for garnish
- Beat the egg in a wide bottomed mug or microwavable bowl.
- Add protein powder, stevia, cinnamon, vanilla and milk and stir or whisk well to combine.
- Stir in apples.
- Carefully fold in bread cubes, making sure they are all well coated. (optional: let sit for ½ hour to overnight to allow bread to soak in egg mixture)
- Microwave for 1 minute, stir and microwave for additional minute plus 15-30 seconds or until no longer wet.
- Let sit for about 30 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and top with cinnamon and maple syrup.
- This will be very hot- let sit for a few minutes to cool down.
The nutrition info above was calculated without maple syrup. Each teaspoon adds 20 calories and 4 grams of sugar.