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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/

Nutmeg Cream Cheese Sopapillas

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When I decided to serve Mexican food for my one year blog anniversary dinner I knew I had to stick with this cuisine throughout the whole meal, including the dessert.  So instead of baking a one year anniversary cake, I went with one year anniversary nutmeg and cream cheese stuffed sopapillas complemented by a delicious side of homemade coffee ice cream.

The result was an entire house that smelled like cinnamon heaven and a sweet, creamy, delicious dessert!

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Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 8 oz packages crescent rolls
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup honey (not pictured/for topping)

Start by adding the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.

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Use beaters to mix well. Roll out the Crescent roll dough and separate into the 4 perforated rectangles in each can using your fingers to press together the two triangles.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasNext, spread each rectangle with the cream cheese mixture.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasFold over and press the edges together.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasMelt the butter and brush on top of the sopapillas.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasNext, combine the additional 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the sopapillas.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillas, sugarPlace in the oven at 350° for 15-17 minutes. Enjoy that amazing cinnamon nutmeg smell that is now filling your entire house!

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Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillas, recipeSlice these babies open and get to that delicious creamy center!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe for gluten-free crescent rolls can be substituted for traditional crescent rolls to make this a delicious gluten-free dessert.