Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding

OMG. I’m just going to say it…

I think this might be the best thing I’ve EVER made. Go make this immediately. And then make it again.


This seriously tastes like pumpkin pie. And, if you’ll believe it — it’s healthy and SUPER easy, too!


This delish bread pudding is made with 100% Whole Wheat Nature’s Pride Bread, skim milk, nutritious sweet potato, no butter, and no oil… just pure awesomeness!


Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding


  • 1.5 C skim milk
  • 3/4 C canned pureed sweet potato (pumpkin would also work)
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 slices 100% whole wheat Nature’s Pride bread, toasted and cubed



Preheat oven to 350.

1) Whisk all ingredients except the bread together in a large bowl.

2) Toast the 5 slices of bread. This will make it hold it’s shape when it bakes (when I dream up a new recipe, there’s no way my excitement will allow me to wait for bread to go stale!).


3) Cut the toasted bread into cubes and add into a deep pan. Pour the sweet potato liquid mixture evenly on top of the bread.




4) Pop the pan into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Your kitchen will shortly smell amazing.

And then… this will emerge:


Ahhhhh so good. Try not to burn your mouth. ;)


Here’s a special recipe page in case you want to print it out:

Also, I got some other recent recipes set up on their own recipes pages as well — check them out!

I have a busy day today filled with schoolwork — but Matt is home so that’s fun :) Also, as part of my Maternal and Children’s Health Nutrition class, we have to do some field work, so I’m heading over to a nearby elementary school this afternoon to help kindergarteners play in a veggie garden! How fun is that? I’m excited. :) Except that it’s supposed to be 95 degrees today. Wtf, fall?

Have a wonderful Friday, friends!

This recipe is my official entry to become a Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador at this year’s Foodbuzz Festival! The Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program provided me with a free coupon for the Nature’s Pride bread, but the deliciousness that followed was all me. :)


  1. 1

    WOW. This looks like… the best thing… ever.

  2. 2

    This looks delish – Our 8 year old twin grand daughters are spending the weekend with us and this will be just the thing for Nana to help them make. Thanks

  3. 3

    This looks delicious!!

  4. 4

    Looks fantastic. I will definitely have to try it! Have fun with your nutrition classes. I enjoyed them, but I can’t say I would want to do it again, lol :)

  5. 5

    all i can say is YUM!

  6. 6

    bread pudding is amazing – by far one of my favorite desserts!

  7. 7

    Where can you buy Nature’s Pride bread. I don’t recall seeing it in the grocery stores.

  8. 10

    AHH my dad LOVES bread pudding but I’ve always avoided it because of the lacking nutrition. This is perfect!

  9. 11

    Bread pudding is my all-time favorite dessert, so I’m dying to make this. It looks so so good.

  10. 12

    Looks awesome — and it’s healthy, too?

  11. 13

    This looks like a little piece of dessert heaven! I think I will be borrowing this recipe for Thanksgiving this year :) Instead of my usual sugar heavy Pumpkin Spice Cake, I am going to sneak in this nutritiousness. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 14

    I am SO excited to try this recipe. Alas, I must wait until it is cooler because there is no way I am turning on the oven on this 95 degree day!

  13. 15

    I think this makes you a genius. The end.

  14. 17

    I have never had bread pudding because i can’t get past the thought of it being soggy at all. I have a serious aversion to bread that is remotely soggy feeling in my mouth. This looks so good though!!!!

  15. 18

    This not only looks delicious, it looks easy (i.e. I can’t mess it up!) I will have to give it a try! Plus it’s healthy! Score!

  16. 19

    Yum! Im always looking for easier baked dishes – Im certainly not a baker!

  17. 20

    Oh wow! That looks amazing. You are always so creative with your recipes, I love seeing what you come up with next!

  18. 21

    This is amazing! I can’t believe it’s a healthy recipe. Definitely a must-try.

  19. 22

    A challenge for you! Can we figure out a way to veganize this?


  20. 24

    That looks amazing…I’m making this tonight!!

  21. 25

    This looks really good! How many servings do you think it would make (I have a family of 6 and we want to try it but we don’t know how much to make)

  22. 27

    BOLD statement – I will definitely put this on the bake-list. And try to eat it before D gets to it ;)

  23. 28

    I made this recipe over the weekend but used canned pure pumpkin instead because that’s what I had in the cupboard. So easy, so delicious! Everyone should try this. The family loved it. Thanks Anne!

  24. 29

    I might have to try this.. looks amazing!

  25. 30

    Just printed this off to make this weekend!

  26. 31

    Hi – I just found your blog and I am loving this recipe!! Can’t wait to look around some more. Have a great weekend :)


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