Caramelized onion & truffle bread pudding

If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you probably know that whenever I make something really and truly superb, I tend to eat it over and over and over again. I will find a way to incorporate whatever it is into every single meal. Yesterday, for example, these babies found their way into breakfast, lunch, and dinner…

These are individual bread puddings made from whole grain bread, organic milk and butter, and caramelized onion. They are deliciously savory, with bites of sweet, truffled onion throughout. I was inspired to make them when I visited Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin. I ordered the bread pudding to split with Courtney and literally ended up begging her for a portion of her portion. I imagine that my rendition is much healthier than Second’s, but it tastes just as good (dare I say better?). You would never guess that each bread pudding is around 200 calories and made only from whole grain bread! Also, they are downright EASY to make and only require 7 common ingredients.

Caramelized onion & truffle bread pudding

Recipe: Makes 5 individual bread puddings

4 slices whole wheat bread, slightly stale/dry

slightly less than 1 cup milk, 1%

2 eggs

1 1/2 tbsp butter (plus extra for muffin tin)

1 tsp salt

1/2 large, sweet white onion

1 tbsp truffle oil (butter or other oil would work fine too)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Place a pan on the stove on medium heat and add the truffle oil. Chop the onion and add to the pan. Saute until dark brown, stirring occasionally.

2. Melt the butter in the microwave. Combine with the milk, eggs, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.

3. Tear the bread into little pieces into the bowl. Lightly mix and let it soak up the mixture. Fold in the caramelized onions with a spatula.

4. Grease a muffin tin with butter and divide the batter into 5 cups. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is a slightly crisp.

Sweet but no sugar!

I had one for breakfast with scrambled egg + egg whites and an apple. I had one for lunch along side a hearty salad and a post workout protein smoothie. Anddd I had another for dinner with some steamed broccoli and cheese and a steak (on sale!). Caramelized onion bread pudding and steak is really a match made in heaven.

Benefits:

Whole wheat flour * unlike refined white flour, whole wheat flour has more B vitamins, fiber, folic acid, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, copper, and iron. Whole grains reduce your risk for diabetes and have also been linked to weight loss and maintaining a lower BMI.

Onion * Contains quercitin, an antioxidant that halts the growth of tumors! Also, studies have linked regular onion consumption with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of colon cancer. A prime source of chromium.

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!

Please go make these! You deserve it ;).

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10 thoughts on “Caramelized onion & truffle bread pudding

  1. Damn.

    I haaaaaaaave to give these a try (with some gluten-free alterations) but wow they look SO good. I LOVE love love love sauteed onions. Oooh yes.

    Bacon added to the next mix? Yes..? 😉

  2. Mmmm. Those look great! I’m a huge caramelized onion fan. I’ve never made bread pudding, but that looks like a very easy recipe to follow!

  3. I’m swooning like a gazillion times over. These. Are. Amazing.

    And YAY I’m so glad you liked the brownies and marathon cookies! makes me smile 🙂

  4. I have never had bread pudding, maybe cause the name scared me :), I will give it a shot since you gave it such a HIGH recommendation. I also eat the same thing over and over again. Why mess with a good thing?

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever tried bread pudding but now I have NO excuses not to. Not only are they super simple and I can basically make them at any time since those ingredients are always around my house, but they look insanely delicious too. I might even have to make them tomorrow. Ohmygoshhhh.

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