Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area I have all-too frequent access to Schulzies Bread Pudding. It's like an ice cream parlor for bread pudding with an extensive selection of flavors served in scoops and finished with various toppings and sauces. Interestingly, some of the flavors are served hot and most are served cold. Cold!?! Yes I know that sounds odd, but it's incredibly creamy and almost like ice cream. Every year in October Schulzies makes several batches of The Great Pumpkin, and if you've never tried pumpkin bread pudding you are missing out. If you have a Trader Joes nearby, they carry a Pumpkin Bread pudding in their frozen section that's incredibly good.

The Baking Bites site debuted a very simple and delicious 5 Minute Pumpkin Bread Pudding in a Mug last week. This is very similar to the Chocolate Cake in Mug with that Autumn flair. Visit the site for other recipes like Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies, and Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting plus so much more, reviews, and essential tips. The bread you use is important so read through some of their tips on the site and try the recipe below.

Baking Bites 5-Minute Pumpkin Bread Pudding

1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups cubed bread (pref. white bread)

In a large bowl, whisk together egg, milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, spices, vanilla extract and salt. Add in bread cubes and stir, allowing them to soak in the pumpkin mixture. Divide evenly into two 11-14-oz mugs.

Microwave at 50% power for 60 seconds and stir gently with a fork. Stir in pecans, too, if using.

Microwave at 50% power for an additional 90 seconds, then rotate and microwave at 50% power for another 90 seconds, or until bread pudding is set and the top is not wet.

Allow to cool for 2 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream.

Serves 2.