Friday, September 23, 2011

Time for Pumpkin

Welcome to Fall Crawl Day 6 here on Tracy Cooks it Right!!  I am a food-loving, recipe-reading gal who cooks and shares light and easy recipes.  Come on into my healthy kitchen.

Nothing is more fallish than pumpkin.  Here is a simple, homey dessert that will usher in all the good feelings you get as  autumn  approaches.  It will warm your house and your heart but not increase your waistline.   Dig in and enjoy!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk, such as Blue Diamond
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 egg whites
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces day-old French bread, cubed (about 4 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon light buttery spread (I used Brummel and Brown)
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Nonfat whipped topping, optional

In medium mixing bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, egg whites, maple syrup, vanilla, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and salt.  Coat an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.  Place bread cubes in bottom of pan.  Pour pumpkin mixture over bread, making sure to cover it all.

Melt buttery spread in small cup and stir in brown sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.  Add pecans and mix well.  Distribute pecans mixture evenly over soaked bread.  Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 325°F.  Remove pan from refrigerator and uncover.  Bake 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and serve with nonfat whipped topping, if desired.  Makes 8 servings, 3 points plus and 135 calories each.

The Artsy Girl Connection

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Marilyn -
Sept 20th - Kellie -
Sept 21st - Letty -
Sept 22nd - Lorie -
Sept 23rd - Abby -  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy -
Sept 25th - Kimba -
Sept 26th - Jacqueline -
Sept 27th - Jillian -

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars
Sept 29th - DEIA

Sept 30th - Meli -
October 1st - Renee -
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!


  1. This looks great, Tracy! What a perfect fall dessert! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

  2. Looks super yummy! I love your healthy recipes.

  3. YUMMY Tracy,, I LOVE it.. I am certainly trying this recipe : )) Thanks so much for sharing.. :))

  4. Ooo whee! Me likey! Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it and when I do, I'll let you know.

    Deia @

  5. Thanks Tracy. This recipe has so many things that I love including almond milk!