A few days ago, I baked my All Whole Wheat Bread. Since it makes 3 loaves, I decided I wanted to quickly get one loaf in the crock pot for bread pudding before the children ate it all up. Bread pudding is one of those foods that warms you heart and soul, but this recipe keeps you from warming up the kitchen!
Crock Pot Bread Pudding
1 loaf of bread, cubed (I used my homemade bread)
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar (I used Sucanat)
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp flour
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar (or other sweetener)
2 tsp vanilla (learn how to make your own real vanilla!)
Place bread cubes in a greased crock pot. Dot with butter cubes and raisins.
In a bowl, beat eggs and milk and stir in sugar and cinnamon. Pour over bread and stir.
Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for 3-4 hours.
Just before serving, make sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add water, sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve drizzled over warm bread pudding.