. gluten-free bread pudding and a giveaway .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on October 4, 2013

I don’t know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods, but it’s been pretty cold and gloomy around these parts for the last couple of days…

Gloomy Fall Day

I can’t say I mind, though. It’s honestly been nice to be able to relax at home and not feel pressured to go out and take advantage of a gorgeous day (summer, you’re exhausting). Most evenings, you’ll find me under a blanket with a cup of tea or cocoa in one hand and a good book in the other. And if I’m not on the couch, I’m in the kitchen experimenting with my favourite fall flavours.

There’s seriously nothing more comforting than being in a warm kitchen on a cold day, especially when there’s a delicious smell wafting out of the oven. That’s why, when Udi’s Gluten Free offered me a chance to participate in their Fall Comfort recipe challenge, I jumped at the opportunity…

Udis Fall Comfort

Even though I’m not gluten-free myself, I know that a lot of my readers are, and I can definitely relate to the inconvenience that comes with having to live with serious food allergies (side note: Udi’s also happens to be dairy, soy, and NUT free as well!). With the increasing sketchiness of our food supply, food allergies and sensitivities seem to be becoming more and more common, with people having to give up certain foods left, right, and centre. Canadian Attitudes to Gluten-Free Study estimates that approximately 4.3 million Canadians (12.3%) have gone gluten-free, or have reduced gluten in their diets, and when it comes to sticking to a gluten-free diet, bread is the most commonly reported challenge. In the baked goods category, 79% of Canadians say bread is very or moderately important in their family’s diet, and nearly one in four Canadians who are gluten-free or gluten-reduced say they cheat with bread [source].

Yowza. But I guess that’s not really surprising seeing as bread is… well… it’s pretty darn delicious…

Bread Pudding

Not bread, says you? Bread pudding, says I! Part of the challenge was to use at least one of the products I received in a comforting fall recipe, so I opted to go with something that everyone loves — bread. The only thing was, what do you do with bread besides make sandwiches or French toast? You puddingify it…

Bread Pudding2

I can’t honestly tell you that I’ve ever had bread pudding before, much less made it, so I have no idea what possessed me to try and come up with a recipe of my own, but it seemed like a brilliant idea at the time (note: the time was 9:30 PM on a Tuesday night). Turns out, it was a brilliant idea. Not to toot my own horn or anything (totally tooting… stop giggling), but this recipe is good. To make it fallish, I decided to go the apple-cinnamon route since I’ve already dabbled with pumpkin and figs. Pat on the back for a decision well-made.

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

The apples make this fluffy pudding even fluffier while adding to the overall autumnal feel. And the fact that they’re spiked with coconut and caramelized brown sugar just makes them that much more luxurious. I had no idea what to expect going into this recipe, seeing as I didn’t know what bread pudding was supposed to feel or taste like, but I’ve gotta say that I’m more than pleased with how this dish turned out, regardless of whether or not I’m using the term “bread pudding” loosely.

Gluten Free Bread Pudding

gluten-free apple cinnamon bread pudding
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Cook time
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Yields: 9 servings
  • 6 cups (~5 oz.) Udi's Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread, cut into 1' cubes
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced ¼' thick
  1. Begin by generously greasing an 8x8 inch baking dish. Add bread cubes, making sure there is enough to cover the entire bottom of the pan. If not, cut up another slice.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well incorporated.
  3. Pour wet mixture over bread cubes, pressing down on them to ensure that they soak up the liquid. Fold in raisins and let sit for at least 20 minutes, checking regularly to make sure the bread cubes are getting spongy.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. While bread cubes are soaking, prepare your apples by adding the coconut oil and apple slices to a skillet over medium-low heat and cooking until tender, approximately 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Spoon apples over bread cube mixture, distributing evenly and using a spoon to fill some of the gaps between the cubes. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until apples are golden brown and egg mixture is set.
  8. Remove from oven and serve. Top with maple syrup or enjoy as-is. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square

Apple Bread Pudding

Gluten Free Apple Bread Pudding

FLuffy Bread Pudding

Fluffy, flavourful, sweet, and spicy, this guy is the perfect comfort food for fall. And if that’s not enough for you, Udi’s was generous enough to allow me to host a giveaway that’ll award a Fall Comfort prize pack valued at $150 (just like the one seen near the beginning of the post… plus a cutting board, lunchbox, and comforter) to one lucky reader. All you have to do is follow the steps to enter below (open to Canadian addresses only).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway runs until the 27th, which I know is somewhat of a long wait, but I can promise you that it’s well worth it. I’ve been taste-testing some of the other products that I got in my goodie-package over the past few days, and I have to admit that I wouldn’t have been able to tell they were gluten-free if I didn’t know. Well played, Udi’s… well played indeed.

Happy Friday, friends! Make sure to eat something delicious this weekend! :D

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What’s your favourite way to find comfort in the fall?
Do you or anyone you know follow a gluten-free diet?

Disclaimer: Udi’s sent me the Fall Comfort pack free of charge. All thoughts/opinions expressed are my own.

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1 Lisa October 4, 2013 at 6:03 am

Holy smokes, your desserts always look so dang delicious!
I think it’s impossible for me to choose a favourite comfort food in the Fall – in between all the baking, chilis, and soups.
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2 Rachel October 4, 2013 at 6:09 am

Amanda, I’ve been a reader for about a month, and am slowly building up the courage to start my own blog. It’s been incredible to read about other girls who have stories so similar to mine – the disordered eating, exercise pathologies, and food sensitivities. I’m still struggling to incorporate sweets and baked goods back into my diet as occasional indulgences (rather than my restrictive tendencies), and this bread pudding looks like the ultimate way to overcomes some of my fears. Thank you for sharing this!

As for finding comfort in the fall, my favorite is to sit around a fire pit with marshmallows and chocolate with my family, who live about 13 hours away from me. I relish the opportunity to go home and see them during the holidays – funny how they all come during the fall season! I’m definitely looking forward to these next few months.


3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Rachel, sweets and baked goods were a big struggle for me as well, but just take it baby step by baby step at a time and it’ll get easier — promise :) When I first started out, I couldn’t even imagine being at a place where even the thought of eating baked goods wouldn’t cause me huge amounts of anxiety, but I can honestly say that that mindset is a thing of the past — just set small challenges for yourself and give it time.

If you ever have questions or need to chat, don’t hesitate to hit me up!


4 Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness October 4, 2013 at 6:14 am

Wow you’ve really outdone yourself this time. i LOVE bread pudding, and im really picky about it- but this. looks. perfect. i’ve never even considered making it before but you make it sounds so easy!! maybe i should give it a go this weekend. it sounds so cozy – this type of thing oozes comfort to me. have a great weekend!
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5 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

It seriously was ridiculously easy. At first I was just going to start it by letting the bread soak, and before I knew it, I was done. And I actually had no idea that bread pudding was this good :lol: You definitely know your desserts, lady ;)


6 Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) October 4, 2013 at 6:22 am

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is by sitting by the fireplace with family, enjoying great conversation and delicious treats.


7 Kelly @ Femme Fitale October 4, 2013 at 6:26 am

Toot my horn! Love it.

I’ve never had bread pudding before, but your version looks awesome. I had no idea such a large percentage of the population followed a gluten free diet. I am curious out of those people, how many actually are coeliac or have a moderate-severe intolerance. It’s all very interesting to me.
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8 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl October 4, 2013 at 6:38 am

I have never had bread pudding..is that weird? I think I need to change that!

My favorite way to find comfort in fall is definitely to wear big and cozy sweaters with boots…oh and to eat LOTS of pumpkin! :)
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9 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Definitely not weird — before this I’d never had it either. I was missing out, though! Turns out, this stuff is pretty darn good.


10 Ashley @ Life and Fitness October 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is by baking!
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11 Danielle October 4, 2013 at 6:48 am

This looks amazing! Udi’s has been my absolute favorite bread since going gluten free. Totally worth trying for anyone who hasn’t yet :)
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12 Ksenija @ Health Ninja October 4, 2013 at 6:50 am

I have to say tooting is absolutely necessary here, bread pudding with apples and cinnamon? That sounds like fall comfort food at it’s best and makes me want to run to the grocery store and buy a loaf of bread. Guess I’ll wait till the 10thousand things in my fridge are eaten before I start baking up new stuff. Seriously, this gloomy weather is making me all domestic and I spend way to much time in the kitchen to feed just me and sometimes Jay when he comes around. Bet the kitty would love to have some bread pudding, though… is that excuse enough?
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13 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Gloomy weather alone is plenty of an excuse. We lost the sun for about 3 days, so kitchen comfort was definitely needed.


14 kate October 4, 2013 at 6:53 am

the bread pudding looks amazing!! and i have always loved UDI’S bread :)


15 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles October 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

I’ll be honest and say that bread pudding isn’t my favorite food of all time, but it’s pretty darn good. And I’ve never had bread pudding with apples and cinnamon…nor have I ever had a bread pudding made by you, which looks better than some of the bread puddings I’ve had in my lifetime.

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is being outside, enjoying the cool weather in jeans and a sweater. Unless I’m in Houston, because fall, winter, and spring don’t exist down here. *Sigh.*
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16 Miss Polkadot October 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding? Great idea! While bread pudding itself wasn’t a childhood classic for me – funny to think how much this differs from country to country – I tried it a few times the past years but just semi-successfully. You might have inspired me to give it another try …
My favourite way to find comfort in fall is without a doubt family time. Going on a hike with my parents, warming up with a cup of hot tea once we get back, sitting on the sofa just chatting – perfect. If I can’t be at my parents – withdrawal already! – I’ll light a scented candle and cozy up in bed with a good book. I’m heading out to pick up The Book Thief and another book in a minute.
Happy Friday and I hope you’ll have a relaxing weekend [on the couch or elsewhere]!
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17 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Ooo I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts about The Book Thief! I just picked up The City of Bones after hearing everyone rave about it, so I’m hoping that’ll be another good one.


18 Emerald October 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

My favourite fall comfort is staying in my bed on cool weekend mornings!


19 Nicole @ FruitnFitness October 4, 2013 at 7:04 am

My stepdad makes a bread pudding that’s beyond good! It’s a treat his mom used to make for them and I always love when he makes it for us. This bread and apple pudding sounds really good. I think the textures of bread pudding are my favorite.
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20 Cori @ olivetorun October 4, 2013 at 7:05 am

I find comfort in fall with big sweatshirts and a fireplace in my living room <3 ;)
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21 Parita @ myinnershakti October 4, 2013 at 7:09 am

This looks delicious, Amanda! I’ve never actually had bread pudding either, but I just know I’d love it! Maybe I’ll give this a try! Apples + brown sugar + cinnamon is always a good combo.


22 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

It’ll surprise you! It’s something I never really gave a second glance to, but the texture is just SO comforting.


23 Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 4, 2013 at 7:13 am

This recipe looks delish. I am not gluten free but a lot of people I know have taken up the gluten-free diet for various reasons. I do buy Udi’s bread anyway when I have a coupon!
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24 Ellie October 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

I love big sweaters, boots, long walks outside looking at the colorful leaves, and halloween. getting so pumped over it!!


25 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat October 4, 2013 at 7:26 am

This is definitely fall comfort food at its best! It looks delicious and so moist!!! Is this brand of food just sold in Canada or do they sell it in the States? My mother-in-law is on a gluten free diet, so if I could find it here, I’d love to make it for her.

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is to start a fire, get cozy under a blanket on the couch and read a book.
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26 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

They definitely sell it in the States! I actually think you guys get a bigger variety of it than we do… typical :P


27 Erin @ The Almond Eater October 4, 2013 at 7:27 am

Hi Amanda! I’ve been a silent reader for a few weeks but wanted to say that this recipe looks delicious! Puddifying bread is genius! I most definitely wouldn’t have thought of that, so I’m glad you shared this recipe.
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28 Julia G October 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

In my bed with a good book is the best way to spend a crisp fall day. :)


29 Catherine @ foodiecology October 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

Since I live on the Gulf Coast, the unofficial bread pudding capital of the U.S. (in my opinion, at least), I know a good bread pudding when I see one. Based on looks & the ingredient list alone, this looks like a winner. I will *definitely* be trying this in the near future. The only thing that *might* make it even better would be a warm bourbon glaze to drizzle on top.
Thanks for sharing!
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30 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I was thinking about something like that! Either that or soaking the raisins. But I didn’t want to get ahead of myself on the first try.


31 Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome October 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

Wow what a delicious looking dessert! I have never made bread pudding before but really want to now!
Favorite fall comfort food… It’s so hard to pick just one! Pumpkin anything is up there though!
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32 Jo @ Living Mint Green October 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

Whoa! Look at all that Udi’s swag! I don’t know how they do it, but I love that their sandwich bread ACTUALLY tastes like white bread. It’s prob the best GF treat food on the market!

Fall comforts = flannel sheets & pjs, tea, fuzzy warm socks, candles, layers, anything apple-cinnamon.
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33 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health October 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

Oh, Amanda. You’ve outdone yourself! This looks amazing!! I would so love a piece of this for breakfast. Can you teleport one to me please? Maybe two?

My favorite way to find comfort is to take a hot shower and curl up in my thick, fluffy robe. Heaven.
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34 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I’ll trade you a slice of bread pudding for one of your pumpkin cream cheese muffins ;)


35 Teddi October 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

My favorite fall comfort food would have to be anything in the squash category! Pumpkins ARE included. Although, I love me some apples and figs :)


36 Carly @ Snack Therapy October 4, 2013 at 8:06 am

I used to hate hate hate bread pudding, until I had this amazing white chocolate raspberry bread pudding while on vacation. It turned out I’d just never had GOOD bread pudding before. Honestly, what’s not to love about that carb-y goodness??
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37 Christine @ Gotta Eat Green October 4, 2013 at 8:06 am

Love bread pudding.. this looks so yummy! I must find a way to make it vegan! haha!
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38 Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food October 4, 2013 at 8:14 am

Wow, I haven’t had bread pudding in forever. This looks so good!
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39 Lyric Andersen October 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

A big mug of tea, a good book and a warm fire is my favourite way to find comfort in the fall:)


40 Amanda October 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

Hot apple cider, a snuggly blanket, and a good book! Perfect comfort setup! :)


41 Kate October 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

Oh heck yes. This looks OUT OF CONTROL good. Saturday morning baking, here I come!


42 Lauren October 4, 2013 at 9:16 am

comfort via coffee and pumpkin everything :)


43 Heather @fitncookies October 4, 2013 at 9:20 am

I love just hanging out on the couch with blankets and hot chocolate :) Candles burning, too!
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44 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

And an adorable kitten, right? Only slightly jealous :P


45 april October 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

yum, that bread pudding looks great! i don’t think i’ve actually ever eaten bread pudding, but i’d be more than happy to try yours :)

i find comfort in the fall by drinking lots of hot coffee and wearing scarves!


46 Ang @ Nutty for Life October 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

Ah! I’m so jealous. The weather here has been in the 80s and I’d really give anything for a crisp fall day. It just doesn’t feel right! My favorite way to find comfort in fall is to watch Halloween shows or movies and eat some good, warm food on my couch.
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47 Lauren October 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

Toot that horn, girl! Haha, okay I’m done. But seriously, this looks delish! I think I’ve had bread pudding a handful of times and I’m pretty sure I’ve been eyeing up pumpkin versions for MONTHS. This just looks so good and the fact you make it healthy… I just love ya…. Except for making this open to Canadians only ;)
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48 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm

It wasn’t by choice! If I had my way, I’d make it for everyone. BUT! All the more reason for you to come visit ;)


49 Denice Metz October 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

To curl up with a warm blankie and tomato soup and a good movie


50 Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy October 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love Udi’s Brand. I’m not gluten free anymore but the bread is really good!
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51 Emily October 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

I’ve recently fallen in love with Udi’s products and bread pudding has alwaysalwaysalways been my favorite dessert…In other words, forget every other recipe I’ve bookmarked this week, I’m making THIS ONE. <3
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52 Heather October 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

Favorite fall comfort food…bread lol. My aunt is gluten free for medical readons!


53 Khushboo October 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

Wow..just wow! I am not GF but I want to make this recipe…you had me at apple cinnamon! As much as I love summer, I love snuggling indoors when it’s cool outdoors. Ideally it would involve me watching an old chick flick, a huge mug of tea in hand and plenty of chocolate. Although if it’s a choice between a freshly baked dessert and chocolate, I’ll have the former please! Have a great weekend, lady!
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54 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

Jumping on a plane now so I can grab my slice :-p This looks amazing! I’ve only ever had bread pudding once that I can remember, but this looks like it would blow that one out of the water. And yay Canadian addresses! :-p

Favourite way to find comfort in the fall: movies nights in with the boyfriend with a warm, comforting dinner…and this year, puppy cuddles ;-)
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55 Cassie @RedLetterDaye October 4, 2013 at 10:27 am

That looks amazing. I’ve been pinning recipes to use for apple picking that aren’t just pie and cobbler. This would definitely work since I LOVE bread pudding.
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56 Kaylin October 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

Looks delicious! And I enjoy curling up with a cozy blanket by the fireplace, watching old reruns of good movies or tv shows. Or game shows. I love game shows, haha.


57 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Ohhh game shows <3 One of my favourite things to do when I was younger and at home because of a sick day was to watch The Price Is Right in the early afternoon. $1 ;)


58 Becky @ Olives n Wine October 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

An apple break pudding? GENIUS! I love the thinly sliced apples on top of this dessert – it looks too pretty to eat. Wait, what am I saying? Nothing is too pretty to eat ;)
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59 lindsay October 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

i’m an ambassador for udis, so i am not entering but i am SO GIDDY for this recipe!!! You made this for me, right? Bread pudding in my FAVORITE! oh i want to come to your house right now with a cappuccino and fork!
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60 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Confession: you’re totally the first person I think of whenever I think of gluten free or Udi’s… So I’d say you’re a darn good ambassador.


61 Davida @ The Healthy Maven October 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

This is the best giveaway!!! My favourite way to enjoy fall is with a big bowl of soup and two slices of udi’s GF whole grain with coconut oil!!! I LOVE Udis bread!
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62 Claire October 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

fave way to find comfort in the fall?
jumping in a puddle of leaves!!


63 Lizzie October 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

“summer, you exhaust me” – haha love it! sometimes I feel like I’m the only one that feels that way, too. i will NEVER turn down a cup o tea and a good book ;) forget the beachchair, give me a cushy sofa.

my favorite fall foods most definitely include pumpkin AND apple in them – double autumn bang!


64 Cassie October 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

I love bread pudding, that looks so good!

I’m not gluten-intolerent, but I notice I do have a sensitivity to it. I need to better about staying away. Maybe the Udi’s would help!
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65 Eating 4 Balance October 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

I will have to make some homemade bread to try this out (defeats the purpose of the Udi’s I know … but I’m more obsessed with the recipe! :D ) Still, I love how much variety Udi’s offers and I had no idea that they were nut-free on top of being gluten-free. That’s fantastic news!

Do you ever have problems buying bread with your allergies?
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66 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Not so much bread, nope. But Udi’s has cinnamon buns, muffins, and cookies that are all nut-free as well. Basically, my heart is doing happy dances.


67 Ashley W October 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

My comfort in the fall is hot chocolate.


68 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change October 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

To me, finding comfort in fall means being able to take weekend hikes with my boyfriend, getting hot drinks from coffee shops and finding time to relax at home without the pressure of being outside. I definitely agree with you about how much work summer can be!
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69 dixya| food, pleasure, and health October 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

best baking results happens at 9 pm. Another mouth watering creation :)
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70 Hollie October 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

My favorite way to find comfort food in the fall is go to a local cafe or diner. My favorite comfort period is actually bread pudding!
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71 Keri October 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is to throw a nice hot meal in the crockpot and cozy up on the couch with a blanket and a good book!


72 Laura October 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Comfort in the fall? Warm/hot drinks. Coffee, tea, cider, hot chocolate…
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73 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

But that’s comfort ALL year round :P


74 Laura October 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Hmm…you have a point…
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75 Tonia October 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I find comfort in the fall by putting on my warm pj’s, getting cozy on my couch, and sipping a hot mug of cinnamon infused almond milk!!!


76 Alysia @ Slim Sanity October 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Fall is my favorite for leggings and big sweaters. Or big sweatshirts! That recipe looks faaaabulous!
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77 Andrea @ pencils and pancakes October 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Ummm yum! That looks great. I’ve wanted to try that bread however it’s pretty pricey.
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78 Jessica @ OrganicallYou October 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I LOVE tea & apple crisp :)


79 Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now October 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Um wow. The pudding looks so so so so so good!
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80 Naomi October 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is wearing my slippers and drinking hot coco!


81 Amanda @runtothefinish October 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Ummm Fall in Florida is just like summer and spring and winter. But when I lived in Kansas City, running in the fallen leaves was AWESOME followed by a bowl of chili
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82 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I’m pretty sure that I’m going to be wishing that all our seasons looked the same when winter hits in a couple of months!


83 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl October 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

A warm bowl of chili or cup of coffee is my favorite way to find comfort in the Fall. This recipe looks amazing, Amanda!! I’ve never made a bread pudding either, but now I really want to.
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84 Angela @ Health's Angel October 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. Mmmmm. Gosh, me and my carbs. I just can’t seem to get enough.
Happy Friday!
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85 Paige callahan October 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I love to put on a good movie, something light like a romance or comedy film with a hot cup of tea and sit in bed or on the couch with my boyfriend when we are together :)


86 Natalie October 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is by sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace!


87 Lauren October 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Indulging in pumpkin everything and spending time with family/friends!
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88 Floey October 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Apple Crisp or Pumpkin Pie!
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89 Arman @ thebigmansworld October 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I have to head over to mum’s for dinner tonight and my sister is on dessert duty….I just emailed her this recipe. You, my friend, are a recipe genius, highlighted by the fact that you’ve never eaten bread pudding before.

Will report back the findings in the a.m.

I’m not sure if its just in Australia, but most of our gluten free bread products are in the fridge section….I don’t follow a gluten free diet but some gluten free products do taste pretty good though!
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90 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Have an awesome dinner with your family :)


91 Emily October 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm

A cup of hot apple cider and a long walk to look at the changing leaves!


92 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm

This bread pudding looks amazing, and so does all that gluten-free bread – ahhh! My favorite way to find comfort in the fall is hot drinks and baking yummy things in the kitchen :)
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93 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves October 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Ohhh my YUM. My cousin’s cousin actually has celiac disease, so we buy lots of Udi’s products for her. This looks so comforting, apple-y, and delicious, gluten-free or not! Thanks for sharing!
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94 Ellie October 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I loooove bread pudding!!!! And Udi’s has some seriously delish breads in my opinion. I too find comfort in baking and cooking, and if I had more time and energy I’d definitely be in the kitchen almost 24/7 :)
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95 Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon October 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm

This looks AMAZING! Wow- so delish ! You know, I have to admit, bread has never been a favorite of mine since I got so testy to grains and yeasts years ago. Yet, I love Udi’s brand and highly recommend their products to everyone who wants to go gluten-free. Next time, I’m going to direct anyone looking for a great gluten-free bread pudding to this recipe.

Last night, I decided to treat myself and make my own fall comfort food- pumpkin oatmeal cookies! Pumpkin and oats together are always so comforting to me, and the first batch of the season is ALWAYS the best. I ate three right off the pan and another 3 before bed:)
I’m posting the recipe soon, but have to say I thought of you because you said you like to bake at night, and that’s ALWAYS something I do at night if I’m not on the computer, reading and sipping tea of course:)
Have a great weekend!
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96 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 5:12 am

Pumpkin cookies sound amazing — it’s been too long since I’ve made them. Oh! I finally tried the Crio Bru and -loved- it. You’re definitely on to something here ;)


97 Talya October 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I find comfort in big sweaters!


98 Dana Coughlin October 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Bread pudding is my ultimate comfort food. My dad use to make it all the time. I have tried many gluten free recipes and haven’t found one I like yet; your recipe looks wonderful.


99 Lisa October 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

My favorite way to find comfort in fall is definitely to wear big comfy sweaters, while eating pumpkin EVERYTHING! :-)


100 Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body October 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I love bread pudding! It makes me nostaligic for Christmas because my Mom always makes bread pudding Christmas morning. I love how your recipe has a fruit layer on top!
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101 Haylee October 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Oh ANYTHING Cinnamon and fall smelling candles!


102 Jordan D October 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Hot tea or red wine at night in the fall is the ultimate comfort for me


103 Mariah J October 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Absolutely anything that has apples, cinnamon, and maple thrown into it! My favourite currenltly is early mornings with a big bowl of oats, chopped up apple and a big drizzle of maple syrup and Almond butter :) doesn’t get any more fall comforting than that! (except when paired with a good cup of tea!)This recipe looks right up my alley and can’t wait to test it out!


104 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 5:16 am

That bowl of oats sounds right up my alley! I used to make a similar one with raisins and [lots of] cinnamon.


105 Rachel October 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Squash is the greatest comfort of all time


106 andrea October 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Raking leaves! Love the smell of fresh leaves. =)


107 Christina @ Pinch of Healthy October 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I’ve only had bread pudding once and it was fabulous! My comfort in the fall if I had to choose one is being curled up in a blanket with a big mug of tea :)
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108 Tiggy October 5, 2013 at 3:57 am

I always find comfort in a big batch of roasted kabocha squash! :)
from one fellow addict to another! ;)
.. i don’t follow a gluten free diet since i don’t have celiac disease but udi’s products look really tasty celiac or not! :)


109 Karen October 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

Mmmmm that bread pudding looks soooo yummy! I’ve never actually had bread pudding before but I am definately going to try your recipe very soon!


110 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

I was actually surprised by how good it is! I’d never even given bread pudding a second thought, but I’m kind of kicking myself for not trying it sooner. The texture is fantastic.


111 Jessie October 5, 2013 at 5:44 am

Holy Cow! My jaw literally dropped when I saw your huge pkg. So many goodies to try out. You lucky girl you! Thanks for sharing the bread pudding.. I’ve never made or even eaten any of all that goodness before #whatswrongw/me


112 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen October 5, 2013 at 6:43 am

I’ve never made bread pudding before either, but this looks flipping delicious! I seriously love all apple desserts around this time of year.

I’m not gluten-free (duh), but one of my best friends is. Luckily we have a great company that makes GF bread in Ontario (the place where I worked last winter, actually), but I’ll have to tell her about Udi’s too!
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113 Akaleistar October 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

I love fall baking and that looks really good!
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114 Kaylyn October 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

Mmmm looks delish! Udi’s is honestly the only way to go for gluten free bread products! A nice bowl of steaming hot proats and coffee with whipped cream is definitely my go to comfort for chilly fall mornings in Edmonton.


115 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

A fellow Edmontonian?! :D Fingers crossed that we don’t have -too- cold of a winter this year.


116 Julie @ A Warrior and A Nurse October 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

I am jealous. Here in Eastern Pennsylvania, for some odd reason, we’ve been combating 80-85 degree weather since the beginning of October. Though the leaves have begun to change color, it has been very odd to experience weather like that. I really hope it goes away soon….I love this time of year, I just need the weather to catch up to the month…lol :)
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117 Christine@ Apple of My Eye October 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

OMG YUM! I love the idea of turning it into a Fall-inspired bread pudding. Your photos, like always, are spot on! Hope to see these up on FoodGawker and Tastespotting missy ;)
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118 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

Done and done ;)


119 Susan October 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

I had bread pudding ONCE and keep meaning to go back…thanks for the reminder!


120 Alex @ Kenzie Life October 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

My favorite way to find comfort is drinking tea (or hot cider) by my fireplace, watching movies with my friends and sister :) I love Udi’s bread! I always have some on hand since I do a lot of gluten-free meals.
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121 Kay October 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

hot chocolate :)
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122 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli October 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

Not the typical bread pudding that I’m used to, but I’ll TAKE IT!! I’m no connoisseur or anything, but I think the main thing with bread puddings is the sauce they’re soaked/coated/drenched in. Ahhh, I had this one in Nashville a few years ago with a Jack Daniels’ whiskey sauce…so damn good! Hey hey, that’s not to say I couldn’t totally whip up a shot to have with this…to put ON THE PUDDING of course! ;) Love the apple topping! I’m slowly starting to associate you with all things apple now…applesauce, apple chips, apple of my eye! ;) Love ya girlie! And seriously, brilliant recipe! xoxo
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123 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I was going to go with a sauce, or at least soak the raisins or something, but I didn’t want to try and get too fancy since it was my first time. Plus that’s extra work and I like to keep things simple (aka: I’m lazy) ;)


124 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli October 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Well, I can’t say I blame ya there…especially given that it was 9:30 at night! Simple is ALWAYS better when sleep is concerned! ;)
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125 Julie October 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

This looks deelish! I can’t wait to try it myself. Tho I doubt it will look as perfect. :)


126 Danica @ It's Progression October 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

This recipe looks great!
My favorite way to find comfort in the Fall is with all of the seasonal foods (of course) and enjoying a hot mug of tea or lemon water in the morning.
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127 Alex @ therunwithin October 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

my dad is obsessed with bread pudding, this is so unique. I mean I adore this company so what a cool prize. my favorite way to find comfort in the fall is blankets, i love layering them on me when it is cold
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128 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

This looks to die for girl!!! I will def have to make this as soon as I can have eggs again! I love a good cup of hot tea, a good book… and a nice nap in the fall!
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129 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

You can?! Ahhh! Good news! Did you end up not having a sensitivity to them? Or did it lessen?


130 Solducky October 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm

wool socks and hooded sweatshirts


131 Imee October 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Comfort = hanging with people who cares


132 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

I love snuggling up with my hubby, getting a pumpkin spiced latte, and/or baking a pumpkin treat!
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133 Ari @ Ari's Menu October 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Oh girl, this looks reallll good–totally up my alley!
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134 Maggie October 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I like to snuggle up under a blanket.


135 Evelyn October 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I just go and take a warm bath. It feels good
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136 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 7, 2013 at 6:57 am

You’re right. Summer is exhausting. I think it takes me at least a month to recover. Although, I love how the kitchen beckons me in the Fall. I must bake all the things. And the soup, just forget about. I can’t stop making soup.
I’ve never had bread pudding before, although yours looks delicious. Makes me think it might be worth trying.
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137 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Seriously, I never gave bread pudding another thought before this — it just didn’t seem that appealing — but the taste and texture is pretty amazing and I’ve sort of become addicted. Perfect comfort food.


138 Kelsey October 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

Fall comfort starts with a BIG BONFIRE and S’mores!!! :)
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139 Renata October 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

Love fall apple picking in the orchards!


140 Tori October 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I find comfort in the fall in anything spiced… especially spiced teas and coffees, sweets, etc. I love fall flavors! As far as gluten-free goes, I’m not good friends with anyone who is gluten-free. I do know a few people, though! I don’t mind eating gluten free products from time to time myself, since sometimes I rely on bread too much throughout the day and my body needs a break. I wish gluten free products weren’t so expensive!


141 Eric Risner October 8, 2013 at 3:59 am

I love soups at night in the fall.


142 Doris Risner October 8, 2013 at 4:01 am

I love to bake during the fall!


143 Mariam Togora October 8, 2013 at 4:05 am

I like to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate!


144 Katherine October 8, 2013 at 7:42 am

wish i could enter! i’ve recently had to go (hopefully temporarily) gluten free. alas, i’m a US resident :-/ oh well! have you tried their Power Bagels yet? those are probably one of my favorite products. also their cookies are soft and very yummy !!!
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145 Debra Lee October 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Baking for sure!


146 Kierston @candyfit October 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Hoodies and boots. Definitely hoodies though :)
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147 Lauren of A Five Foot Three Perspective October 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I always fall for layers and anything apple or pumpkin!

xo Lauren
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148 Lexie Swanson October 23, 2013 at 3:52 am

I find myself infront of my firplace woth a book, blanket, a cup of coffe or cider, andna homemade dessert. This year is a little different as far as that last part goes, they all have to be gluten free now desserts now, alond with all other foods.:( It has been hard to transition to gluten free, especially the sweets part, I have gotten most of my old recipes switched over with all of the little kinks figured out, except for a few and one of them being my bread pudding. I am looking forward to using this one!


149 Lisa November 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

Do you have to use almond milk could you use reg. milk or 2 % . We are gluten free but not dairy free .


150 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

Hi Lisa! Regular milk would be absolutely fine :)


151 Sue November 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Gave this a try today. Soooooo good! With 3 in our house with Celiac, it’s always nice to have a fresh baked good around. People don’t understand how hard it is to not just be able to walk into a bakery or grocery store and pick up a cookie or muffin, when the mood strikes. There are pre-made products but they aren’t even close to tasting home made. Thank you for a new favorite gluten free treat :)


152 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I’m glad you liked it, Sue! Thanks for letting me know.


153 Phyllis November 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Can this be made using the Udi’s gluten free French Baguettes instead of sliced bread?


154 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

For sure! Just make sure it absorbs the liquid and softens up.


155 Alicia November 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Do you think I could make the bread portion and let it sit overnight?


156 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

You definitely could! The longer it soaks, the better it is.


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