Pardon my photo, the light here up north is fading fast and when I'm serving up breakfast it's by the light of the moon which means my photos are usually by the light of the bulb.
Not so pretty but very tasty. You can make up a bread pudding the night before (actually you're required to, it needs to set for a while) then while everyone's getting ready the next day you just pop it in the oven and watch them respond to the smell.
It's healthy, it's easy to fix and it uses up old bread.
2 apples (anything but Delicious will work)
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
½ c brown sugar
2 T corn syrup
2 T butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 ¼ c milk
1 t vanilla
¼ t nutmeg
12 slices of stale bread, cubed
In a small saucepan cook apples with water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat and cook 5-7 minutes until tender. Drain. Stir in ¾ t cinnamon. In a separate pan combine brown sugar, syrup and butter then cook till boiling. Pour into 2 quart baking dish and sprinkle walnuts over top.
Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg. Arrange a layer of bread cubes over caramel nut mix, then top with apple mix and remaining bread cubes. Pour egg mix over top and chill. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to an hour, until it's browned and the egg is cooked through.
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