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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding + A Giveaway!

I told you I had a fun dessert coming!  Or is this breakfast?  Either way it is stellar.  Really, really good.  And if you keep reading you will have a chance to win a pretty cool gift as well.

I was recently given the opportunity to try Sandwich Thins®, Pocket Thins® and Bagel Thins ® courtesy of some free coupons and a gift card.  The kicker?  I needed to create a recipe out of one or all three of these products.

I went back and forth on this one.

My first initial thought was a type of breakfast sandwich.  You know...drippy egg yolk, salty ham, melted cheese.....the works.  And while that is a great idea, I felt it was a bit, well, predictable.

I mean, who hasn't had a breakfast sandwich on a bagel or piece of toast?

After a few days of brainstorming my mind went to bread pudding.  I have never in the history of my cooking and recipe creations make bread pudding.  In fact, I've probably only eaten it a handful of times, maybe even less than that.

But for whatever reason it got stuck in my head and I could not get it out.  Then the idea became even more brilliant.  Why not try using all three breads they provided me?  

And then add in some chocolate chips!

And then drizzle it with pure maple syrup hot out of the oven!

It was getting better by the minute.

This bread pudding cooked up perfectly.  A bit crispy along the edges, soft in the middle, yet not mushy like some bread puddings I've had in the past.

I popped this beauty in the oven in the wee morning hours before work and brought it warm into the office. With a bottle of maple syrup in hand, we all enjoyed a warm, sweet breakfast.

Want to learn more about these great products?

Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Products
All Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls are cholesterol-free foods, containing zero grams of Trans Fat and no high fructose corn syrup.
Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls
Weight Watchers®: 3 PointsPlus Value®.  Flavors: 100% Whole Wheat, Healthy Multi-grain, Honey Wheat, Flax & Fiber
Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Pocket Thins® Flatbread
Weight Watchers : 3 PointsPlus Value®.  Flavors: 100% Whole Wheat, Healthy Multi-grain
Thomas'® Bagel Thins® Bagels
All Bagel Thins® are 110 calories, cholesterol-free, low in fat and contain zero grams of Trans Fat.  Weight Watchers®: 3 PointsPlus Value®.  Flavors: Plain, 100% Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything

So here you go.  Here is how I combined three of their products into this fabulous bread pudding.  You need to try this!

And please click on "read more" you will have a chance to win these products for yourself, plus a $25 Visa gift card!

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Print this Recipe!
1 1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1/2 c. chocolate chips
3 Plain Thomas'® Bagel Thins® Bagels
2 100% Whole Wheat Oroweat® Pocket Thins® Flatbread
Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls
maple syrup for a garnish

1.  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2.  Spray a 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
3.  In a large bowl combine milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg.
4.  Tear the three types of bread into bite sized pieces.
5.  Put the torn bread into the milk/egg mixture and toss until all pieces are saturated with wet mixture.
6.  Toss is half of the chocolate chips.
7.  Pour soaked bread into the greased pan.  Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
8.  Bake covered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  Turn the oven down to 375 degrees, remove the foil and cook an additional 15 minutes.
9.  Serve warm with maple syrup.

The coupons for free product, information, and gift card have been provided by Sandwich Thins®, Pocket Thins® and Bagel Thins ®.

Would you like a chance to win some free product coupons and a gift card to help you make this dish?  Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.  A winner will randomly be chosen on Sunday, March 16th. 

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Would you like to comment?

  1. I have never tried bread pudding.

  2. If I win I will be trying this receipt!

  3. I haven't!! But from the looks of this, I should change that soon!

  4. Steph@Been There Baked ThatMarch 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    I haven't , I really do not like soggy textures. This looks really good though!

  5. Yum, can't wait to try it!

  6. I have --several different types-- and love it. :)

  7. Yum the recipe looks delicious. Never tried it

  8. ive never had bread pudding

  9. Oh honey,I just love bread pudding....I make it pretty often. It is so good!

  10. I've never had bread pudding before

  11. I have never had bread pudding, but with cinnamon and sugar in it, it can't be too bad.

  12. Yes, I make it with raisin bread & love it

  13. I love bread pudding and make many different kinds.

  14. Never tried bread pudding before.

  15. Bread pudding is delicious!

  16. I don't like it but my husband loves it thanks aunteegem@yahoo.com

  17. i have never made bread pudding before

  18. Sounds interesting!

  19. Yes I have. My grandma used to make it for us and it was delicious

  20. I have a long time ago. I remember it tasted really great, but I have never made any myself.

  21. I can buy those at my outlet store - half the price and I just pop them in my freezer. Yum!

  22. I have not had bread pudding since last year when I visited some family. Now I am craving it.. delicious! fretorite89@aol.com

  23. yes, I have tried bread pudding

  24. I have and I am a huge fan of bread pudding

  25. I've had bread pudding at Mimi's Cafe and it is awesome!
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  26. Yes I have because my dad loves it so I enjoy it too!

  27. I have not tried bread pudding

  28. Yes, it's my fave dessert!