Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Grape-nut Pudding ala ANNIE
This was my first attempt at Grape-nut Pudding and even though I never made it before, I decided to put my own spin on it. (That's just how I am)
1/2 Cup of Grape-nuts
2 1/2 Cups of warm Milk (I used fat free Simply Smart)
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Raisins
1/4 Cup of Cranberries
1/4 Cup of toasted Walnuts
3 Tablespoons of unsweetened Coconut
Dash of Nutmeg
Soak the grape-nuts in the milk for 10 minutes. Mix all other ingredients except Nutmeg until well incorporated. Mix in the grape-nuts and milk. Pour into a buttered oven safe casserole. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Place the casserole in a large pan filled half way with water. Bake for about 1 hour or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the center. Mix twice during the first 1/2 hour of cooking (optional).
After making this recipe, I've decided that I am going to make pudding more often.
1. Because it uses up my milk which I usually end up pouring 1/2 a carton down the drain at the end of the week.
2. Pudding is a good source of calcium and by using the fat free Simply Smart Milk, it's lower in fat. And in this case I'm getting a serving of fruit, fiber from the grape-nuts, and omega fatty oil from the walnuts. Actually even the coconut has some nutritional value.
3. I don't feel as guilty eating a dessert that is good for me.
4. Because I like it!
What is your favorite pudding recipe?