BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Ginger-Molasses Bread Pudding with Blueberries

  • Prep Time 0:10
  • Cook Time 0:22
  • Estimated Cost $13.50

True confession: last Friday I bought a fresh whole-wheat baguette to have with dinner. True confession: today I remembered that half of it remained, still in its brown paper bag. Unsurprisingly, it was rock-hard. Rather than throw it away, I did what any true BrokeAss would do: I made bread pudding. Waste not, want not.


  • 1/2 baguette (ideally stale), cut into cubes $2
  • 1 1/2 cups milk $1.50 for 1 pint
  • 2 eggs $1.50 for 6
  • 1 small piece ginger, peeled and minced $1
  • 1/3 cup sugar Pantry
  • 1/8 cup blackstrap molasses $3 for 10 oz.
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries $2
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more to grease the pan. $1 for a stick
  • powdered sugar for garnish $1.50

Recipe Serves 6


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8" pie plate with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and molasses. Gently stir in sugar and ginger until well-incorporated. Add bread and allow to soak for 5-10 minutes, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape the bread mixture into the greased pie plate. Sprinkle with the blueberries and dot with butter. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
  4. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar and serving.

Category: Meals


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lo, on Jun 5, 09:08 AM, wrote:

… I’ll admit to (sometimes) letting bread go hard just so that I can use it as an excuse to make bread pudding :)

This looks incredible. I’m loving the ginger/molasses combo for a bread pudding. Definitely takes things up a notch. And all on a budget… double wow!

William, on Jun 7, 01:57 PM, wrote:

Recipe worked very nicely and is a good size where cooking is just for two. I may make a blueberry sauce to go on it as bread puddings are sometimes a bit dry for me. Thanks for the recipe. A keeper.

Samma, on Jun 7, 08:37 PM, wrote:

To be truly brokeass, grease the pan with the wrappers from the sticks of butter. Learned that one from my Depression-aged Gramma.

Brian, on Mar 8, 07:07 AM, wrote:

Wow, I just made this, and it came out really great! This is going to make for a delicious breakfast for the next few days. And I was really surprised at how low-cal they were: only 227 calories for a sixth of the recipe. Not too shabby, not too shabby.

slot deposit pulsa, on Jul 14, 01:06 AM, wrote:

hm… looks yummy!!