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Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

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In addition to bacon, blue cheese and pizza, blueberries also top the list of my food obsessions. I love eating the little colorful berries like they’re candy, straight out of the farmers market carton. I also love cooking with them.  I got the idea to make them into a breakfast bread pudding when my Mom was coming to visit.  She’s a very picky eater but loves french toast and blueberry muffins, so I decided to make a hybrid of the two and Blueberry Bread Pudding was born!

As I began preparing the recipe Saturday morning I saw a couple ripe bananas sitting in the pantry and thought, “well that would be a tasty addition” (yes, my thoughts get their own quotations 😉 ) so I threw a sliced up fresh banana in with the blueberries. I also decided to incorporate the brown sugar into the recipe in the form of a crumble right on top.  The result was a new sweet and delicious breakfast dish!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

  • 1 package hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 cups milk (soy or regular)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Start by cubing the Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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Then place them in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.

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Next, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Then pour the mixture over the Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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Toss the bread and mixture together then top with the sliced bananas and blueberries.

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Next combine the brown sugar and flour, fold in the butter and mix until a crumble forms then sprinkle over the bread pudding.

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Place in the oven at 375° for 40 minutes.

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Drizzle the honey on top and dust with the powdered sugar.

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Oh my blueberry goodness!

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Now it’s time to dig in!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute the Hawaiian sweet rolls with this recipe for gluten-free Hawaiian bread. Substitute gluten-free flour in the brown sugar crumble.

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 package hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 cups milk (soy or regular)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Start by cubing the Hawaiian sweet rolls.
  2. Then place them in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  3. Next, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Then pour the mixture over the Hawaiian sweet rolls.
  5. Toss the bread and mixture together then top with the sliced bananas and blueberries.
  6. Next combine the brown sugar and flour, fold in the butter and mix until a crumble forms then sprinkle over the bread pudding.
  7. Place in the oven at 375° for 40 minutes.
  8. Drizzle the honey on top and dust with the powdered sugar.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/09/02/whats-for-brunch-blueberry-banana-bread-pudding/

Blueberry Strudels

This recipe was originally inspired by my girl Claire Robinson on 5 Ingredient Fix. I added a couple of ingredients, substituted the butter for olive oil (to make it vegan) and voila, Little Leopard Books Blueberry Strudel was born!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (makes 3 strudels)

  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen – not thawed, or fresh)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough
  • olive oil cooking spray

Start by placing the first 5 ingredients in a small skillet and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Set to the side and allow to cool.

Prepare the phyllo sheets by spraying each sheet with olive oil cooking spray, stack and repeat until all sheets are coated.

Place the blueberry mixture in three sections in the middle of the phyllo dough, like so ↓

Slice the phyllo dough into the 3 rectangles and begin by folding in the long edge of the first strudel.

Next, fold in the opposite long edge.

Next fold in the two sides.

Then flip over so seam side is down and repeat the above steps on each strudel.

Don’t mind the ugly stepsister of strudels in the back, phyllo dough is very delicate and flakey and this one got a little OOC (out of control) but it will bake up just fine!! Now get baking at 400° for about 15 minutes.

See, I told you it would be just fine 😉

Now lets slice in to that yummy blueberry-ness!

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♣ ”Add the Meat” Option: This recipe is vegan, if you’re craving some protein, add a side of crispy bacon to these delicious strudels!