No-Fat, No-Bread, Bread Pudding




Introduction: No-Fat, No-Bread, Bread Pudding

About: Hi, I'm Tim. I work on the railways during the day, run a scout troop and have a blog (see above website link) where I discuss my allotment and projects!

No, that's not a mistake, there's no added fat or even bread in this bread pudding style pudding.  There is however couscous - don't switch off though, it's a really surprisingly tasty recipe.

This instructable was a collaboration between myself and Helsbels who is my lovely wife!

Preheat your oven to 180'C or 190'C if you've not got a fan assisted oven.

150g couscous
2tsp cinamon
1tsp mixed spice
350ml Boiling water
2 desert apples or a large cooking apple - peeled and chopped.
4tbsp sweetener
150g sultanas

Big enough pyrex dish.  If you've not got pyrex, use greaseproof paper to line a metal container - not grease!
Chopping board
Measuring jug
Teaspoon and table spoon

Step 1: Dry Mix

The first step is to combine 150g of couscous, 2tsp of cinnamon, 1tsp of nutmeg & 4tbsp of sweetener.

Stir well till the dry mix looks roughly the same colour.

Step 2: Add Water

Add 250ml of boiling water to the dry mix (roughly enough to cover the couscous).  Leave for 2-3 minutes to absorb the water.

When it's all absorbed, add another 100ml!  Leave for another 2 minutes and then (carefully! it's hot!) taste.  If it's not sweet enough, add more sweetener.

Step 3: The Juicy Bits

Add the eggs and stir in as well as possible - if you leave this to the same time you add the fruit, it's a lot more messy!

Then add chopped apple and sultanas.

Stir it up!

It's best to try and overturn your OCD urges to make a lovely flat surface and make it as craggy as you can.  These rifts and valleys will make lovely crunchy bits.

mmm, crunchy cinnamon bits.

Stick in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or till nice and crispy on top.

Step 4: Enjoy

Take out and serve hot n' crunchy.  Delicious and guilt free.  If you're on slimming world the only naughty bits are the sultanas - the apple on the other hand doesn't loose its shape or texture, so you can consider this "sin" free!

Why not also try substituting apple and sultanas with bananas (and a little honey or golden syrup)

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    Question 3 years ago on Step 1

    Hi, you have nutmeg listed but it's not in the ingredients how much do we add? :)


    Answer 3 years ago

    It's in the first step, apologies! 1tsp!


    6 years ago

    Do you add just two eggs as they are not listed in the ingredients ?!


    10 years ago on Step 3

    how is it no fat if your adding 2 eggs? Eggs have fat dont they?


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    It's a fair point, it should really be no added fat - most cakes require a lot of oil/butter etc. This doesn't and is much healthier. Eggs of course do contain high levels of cholesterol, but again most cakes also include eggs as well as the butter/oil etc.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The amount of cholesterol in eggs can vary widely, depending on how/what the chickens are fed. I use a brand of eggs which are organically raised, and fed an entirely vegetarian diet (surprisingly, typical grocery store eggs are from chickens which are fed a diet which includes some rather gross stuff). The eggs I prefer are delicious, their whites much more viscous--an indication of higher quality, at least that's what my late grandfather always maintained, and he raised chickens his entire life--and they're both lower in cholesterol and higher in Omega 3s. And, unlike many typical grocery store eggs, their shells are strong enough not to break into smithereens when you try to crack them. So, though they cost more, I consider them well worth it.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    When I first saw the title of this 'ible, I thought "How on earth can that be possible!?", but having read it, it actually sounds very good -- a brilliant alternative to bread! It might also be possible with Millet... I may have to try that some time :) Cheers


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    It's very tasty, I'm even taking some cold to work for lunch =)