Neil and I are always on the look-out for good lactose-free recipes. This one looks like a winner!
Crock Pot Easy Milk-Free Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe
1 cup - apple sauce
3/4 cup - apple juice
1/3 cup - mashed banana
1 - large egg
1 Tbsp - fresh, finely chopped mint
2 tsp - lemon juice
1 tsp - ground cinnamon
1 tsp - ground nutmeg
4 cups - ripped white or wheat bread
2 and 1/2 cups - fresh blueberries
Pour the apple sauce, apple juice, banana, mint, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a blender.
Crack egg into blender.
Blend everything well, until smooth and creamy.
Place half the ripped bread in a large slow cooker.
Pour half of the blueberries over top, then half of the sauce mixture.
Place remaining bread, blueberries, and sauce.
Cover slow cooker with lid and turn to low heat.
Let pudding cook 5-6 hours.
Turn heat up to medium, remove lid and let cook for last 30-45 minutes, or until it thickens to pudding consistancy.
Turn slow cooker off and spoon pudding into bowls.
Garnish with whipped cream, chopped nuts, or ice cream.
Portions are 1 cup each.
This recipe is a more natural, health-aware version of my two favorite treats, fresh berries and bread pudding.
I admit that it sometimes turns out looking like "berry mush", as a friend's child called it, but it always tastes great.
Any berry can be used for the recipe, really.
The same goes for the juice.
So if you want to mix things up a little, use cranberry or orange juice instead of apple.
Aysha S. (United States)