Meet Me in San Fran

by Holly on October 13, 2009

in recipes

Alright kiddos, I need to win the Foodbuzz/Nature’s Pride comp and get me to San Fran for the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival!  Foodbuzz is hosting a contest with Nature’s Pride bread – you need to concoct a recipe using their bread, and six winners will be picked for a free trip (transportation + accomodations) to the Foodbuzz Festival where they will demo their recipe! 

Ahhh, this is screaming my name! Can you hear it?  Holly, Holly, Holly, Holly…

Here is my entry:
Pumpkin Apple Whole Wheat Bread Pudding

2 small Honeycrisp apples
1 tbsp. butter
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 cup apple cider
3 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbsp. cinnamon
a couple dashes nutmeg
1/3 cup Xagave syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 small box raisins
1/2 loaf Nature’s Pride 100% Whole Wheat Bread

In short, I sauteed the apples in butter + cinnamon.  Then I mixed together the rest of the ingredients (sans bread) in a bowl.  I added the apples, tore up the bread in chunks and mixed it all together.  It went in the fridge for an hour to soak/cool.  Then it was baked for about an hour in a 350 degree oven.

Those were totally technical directions, I know.






Topped with some cinnamon PB, naturally.

The recipe is NOT perfected by any means.  So, if I do get chosen, I will definitely be tweaking some things (i.e. adding some brown sugar, maybe some more spices?), but it was definitely a good start :).

*Crossing my fingers…*


Evan Thomas October 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Yum! You know it’s fall when the bread puddings get broken out! Good luck

brandi October 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

what a great idea!

I think we both need to win – wouldn’t that be so much fun?!?

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Looks delish!!

Cindy October 13, 2009 at 12:34 pm

OH lord! I am still in stuffing heaven! GONNA TRY THIS..

good good luck!!!!

Matt October 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Yum I hope you win. Can I vote for you, or is it all up to them? Maybe you should have made the recipe call for like 10 loaves of Nature’s Pride to score some points…

Seriously, nice job just making up your own recipe. I’m always scared to do that; I think the last time I did it was when I guest-posted here!

Maya October 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Looks delicious! I love the idea of a healthier bread pudding that can be eaten for breakfast–especially topped with nut butter!

Lindsay October 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

That looks delish! Good Luck!

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) October 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

That sounds amazing. I hope you win!

Paige (Running Around Normal) October 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Bread pudding? You had me at bread pudding. It looks delicious!

Nellie October 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

how can you NOT win when your recipe looks like that?!?!

Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Looks yummy!

janetha October 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm

oh my gosh! i just was telling my mom that i want some pumpkin bread pudding. and look at this! you ARE GOING TO WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Tay October 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm

YUMMMMMM. Amazing girl. I bow down.

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I have been DREAMING of bread pudding–and I just came embarrassingly close to licking my screen! OMG!

Haleigh October 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

That is definitely a good start! It sounds delicious!

Kailey (SnackFace) October 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

That looks wildly delicious!! I’ve never had bread pudding before, but a veganized version of this sounds like perfection. I’ma go ahead and say…YOU’RE GOING TO SAN FRAN!!!! We all have to send that message out there!!!! Love you!!

emily (a nutritionist eats) October 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Ahhhh, I love it! I’m making some this weekend for my honey’s birthday – but his will be no where near as healthy as yours! I’m going to make an Apple one with Brandy sauce. (very Wisco-like I thought)
Good Luck! I hope you win!

Faith October 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

This looks really delish! Good luck, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Taylor@Joy of Food October 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Mmm looks Yummy!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) October 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Mmm, pumpkin? apples? cinnamon? carbs? count me in! That bread puddin’ looks delicious :-)

Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

super creative Holly!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet October 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

yum yum and yum! i was supposed to be going o san fran and stopping by the blog fest but i’m not anymore. :(

devan geselle October 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm

my fingers are crossed for you!!
AWESOME recipe <3

K October 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Looks like a winning recipe to me!!

Jenny October 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm

this recipe is money! carbs, fruits, nut butter – what else can a girl need? and lets be honest — can anything with the name “pudding” ever be bad? best of luck to you sistah girl!

Andrea@WellnessNotes October 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Great recipe! You’ll have a great time in SF! ;)

Jenna October 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm

mmmm that bread pudding looks great!

Michelle October 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Good Luck Holly!! This is definitely a creative recipe so I’m all for it!! I can’t make a big batch of bread pudding and leave it at home with myself…I would finish it all. Hahaha I love the dark color you got on your bread…and apples in it! Ingenious!

Leianna October 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Mouthwatering…hope you win it looks amazing!

Jen(eatmovelove) October 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Yum! I just found your site and I adore it! Great food, great pictures! I’ve been inspired to start my own and only hope I can get it to the level of yours…but I so enjoy doing it and hopefully it’ll lead me somewhere…thank you :)

Naomi( October 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

well your picture certainly looks like you made perfection! what a great idea and you really utilize all the seasons ingredients like pumpkin and apples!


Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 13, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Looks perfect to me!!! TWO THINGS I LOVE……bread pudding & pumpkin! YummY!

=) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance….after a 100+ POUND weight loss!

April October 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Oh goodness that looks yummy!!

Leah Zeringue October 13, 2009 at 8:59 pm

ooo yummy looking breadpudding! I think that is definitely one of my alltime favorite desserts…and there are so many variations to it, always so much fun to experiment with!

Low October 14, 2009 at 9:09 am

Yum! Good luck dear!

Lizzy October 14, 2009 at 9:48 am


Karena October 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Crossing my fingers for you!! I’ll be in SF (not at the foodbuzz fest) and am hoping to organize a meet up of sorts…(even if it’s just for coffee!)hopefully when everyone gets a break from the festivities!

Michal October 18, 2009 at 7:48 am

This looks so tasty, I really hope that you can win! Good luck Holly :)

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