Bread pudding is such a classic comfort…so I’m giving it a bit of a glow up with fragrant cardamom, delicate pears and crunchy walnuts. This vegan bread pudding is totally dairy free and super satisfying because it’s made with sprouted grain bread which makes it high in filling fibre and plant-based protein. The perfect dessert for a chilly day – or maybe even brunch!
When it comes to comfort food, I find that using filling ingredients really ups the comfort factor. This vegan bread pudding recipe features protein + fibre-rich Silver Hills Bakery Oat So Lovely Sprouted Grain bread to create a filling and nutrient-dense treat. Sprouted grain breads are made without flour, and sprouting helps improve digestibility of the plant-based minerals found in whole grain wheat. Oat So Lovely is high in energizing B vitamins as well as selenium, manganese and copper. Two slices even contain 9% of your daily intake of zinc, which is an important mineral for gut health and immunity.
Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, author and host based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on inflammation, digestion and plant-centred diets. Desiree is the author of a book on anti-inflammatory nutrition called Un-Junk Your Diet: How to shop, cook and eat to fight inflammation and feel better, forever and her new cookbook, Eat More Plants: 100 Anti-inflammatory Plant-centred Recipes for Vibrant Living is a #1 National Bestseller.