Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grape-Nut Pudding: This one's for you, Mom.

Reminiscing about going out to eat as a kid with my family, I recall one dessert item my mother always liked. Grape nut pudding.
I've not had it in years, but there's something very homey and comforting about this dessert (or snack). But not only is it comforting, it's loaded with calcium and protein, and my version is low in fat.
The thought came into my head to try to make it (and well, once a thought is in my head about food these days, the pregnancy takes over and
Here's the recipe I played around with, I hope it brings you back, also!

What you need:
3 cups of skim milk
3 eggs (You could definitely substitute egg beaters here, I just do not currently have any in the house)
1/2 of sugar
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (eh, toss a little extra in there) of grape-nuts cereal
pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract

How to make it:
Place all ingredients in a large bowl. With a hand mixer, blend until eggs and other ingredients are well combined (maybe about a minute on medium speed).

Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non stick cooking spray and add the custard mix to the pan.
Place the 8x8 pan in a water bath in a larger pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, or until firm (very little jiggle).

 Best served with whipped cream!
Servings, about 6-- Roughly 2/3 cup per serving- picture below? Not to scale! 

Amount per Serving

Calories 170
Calories from Fat 21.8

Total Fat 2.42g
Saturated Fat 0.75g
Cholesterol 109.5mg
Sodium 166.67mg
Total Carbohydrate 31.17g
Dietary Fiber 1.17g
Sugars 22.83g
Protein 8g