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Apple ‘N Peanut Butter Bread Pudding

 

School is out, or almost out for most of us and with summer time here, if your house is anything like mine……you often here the words…. “I’m boooooored” !

Using the the less stressful time of summer is a great time to let your kids get involved in the daily meal preparation. It can quickly become an opportunity for family fun.  Kids can learn more about food, cooking, and nutrition.  When they get the chance to help out in the kitchen they are more likely to eat something they have helped  prepare

Sometimes it may be as simple as just help getting dinner on the table!

Kid Friendly Dinner Prepping

Kid Friendly:  Dinner Prepping Make dinner prep easier by teaching your child how to set the table.  5 years old is a great age to start teaching them this basic chore.

  • Tell them how important their “job” is
  • Set all of the supplies out on the counter for them (save sharp knives for the adults to put out)
  • print out table setting place mats to use as a guide

 

Enlist their help in clean up AFTER dinner as well.

Little ones can:

  • unload the dishwasher
  • dry non breakables
  • clear off the table
  • wipe off table

Older children can:

  • rinse and load dishwasher
  • put leftovers away
  • clear off the table
  • wipe off table
  • take out garbage

Discover the value of including your children in your kitchen time!……and all the FREE help you can get! lol

Reward their efforts with a scrumptious dessert!

Traditional bread pudding gets a new twist by adding apples and peanut butter for a delicious surprise.

Apple ‘N Peanut Butter Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6

Apple ‘N Peanut Butter Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp PLUS 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 5 cups cubed whole grain bread (about 5 thick slices)
  • 1 cup fat free cholesterol free egg substitute
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350°
  2. Grease 2-quart covered casserole with 1 tsp margarine; set aside.
  3. Melt remaining 1 Tbsp margarine in 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook apples, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in Skippy® Peanut Butter and raisins until Peanut Butter is melted. Remove from heat, then stir in bread; set aside.
  4. Whisk egg substitute, milk, cinnamon and brown sugar in large bowl; set aside.
  5. Toss bread mixture with egg mixture. Turn into prepared casserole. Bake covered 35 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle, if desired, with powdered sugar.

Notes

Try drizzling with melted preserves, chocolate and/or pure maple syrup.

Recipe source Skippy Recipes.

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Do your kids help with meal prep or clean up? Mine have from a young age, they set the table every night and help clear the table and do the dishes.   I like the dishes done as soon as dinner is over, I don’t like them to sit for later.

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Comments

  1. 1

    You are so right, kids will tend to want to eat something they’ve had a hand in preparing and take great pride in it. Wonderful recipe!

  2. 2
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    we both posted bread pudding! great minds :) Yours looks so yummy!

  3. 3

    When I was young I liked to help with the cooking and setting the table but never the clean-up! I still don’t like to do dishes, I guess somethings never change, lol.

  4. 4

    That looks like a fun and healthy dessert to go for! Love the simple and no fuss pudding. My kids love to arrange the table, but washing dishes..need some time to change :)

  5. 5

    Great tips Cheryl… I need to get my kids more involved. And, of course, make this beautiful bread pudding! :)

  6. 6

    i love setting and clearing the table ! i’m a clean freak too . bread pudding is one of my favorite feel good foods :-)

  7. 7

    This sounds fabulous!! Love that you added peanut butter.

  8. 8

    I adore bread pudding, and I’m intrigued by the addition of apples and peanut butter. I’ll have to try this!

  9. 9

    This is sounds fantastic. I can’t do the PB, but my boys love it, so I’m always collecting PB recipes to save and stash in my bribery arsenal.

  10. 10

    I don’t have any kids to cook with, but I still want to make and eat this bread pudding! It sounds amazing!

  11. 11

    Peanut butter? :) This bread pudding sounds amazing!
    I have so many sweet memories of my kids in the kitchen with me.

  12. 12

    My son is so proud of himself when I let him unload the silverware into the drawer. Yes, he messes up the big spoons vs. the little spoons but who cares?!

  13. 13

    Great tips on keeping the kids entertained. Your bread pudding sounds all kinds of fabulous as well.

  14. 14

    Great tips….and I HEART bread pudding!

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