Recipe File: Apple Bread Pudding

If you're in need of comfort food that is slightly sweet and completely delicious, this apple bread pudding recipe is calling your name.

Apple Bread Pudding Recipe | Chicisms

What you need (for 1 - 8 inch square pan):

  • 6 slices day-old bread (I used Whole Grain Honey & Oat bread from Trader Joe's)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 box (or 1 oz) raisins
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced apples

For the Vanilla Sauce:

  • 1/6 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 1/3 cup water
  • 1.5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Apple Bread Pudding Recipe | Chicisms

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the bread into cubes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla.
  4. Add the sliced bread cubes, apples and raisins into the egg mixture. Slightly toss so that the bread cubes are coated.
  5. Pour the bread and egg mixture into a well-greased 8-inch square pan. With a fork, slightly push down on the bread and apples so that they are somewhat covered by the egg mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  7. While the bread pudding is baking, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan.
  8. Stir in the water until the mixture is smooth.
  9. Bring to a slight boil over medium heat and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  10. Remove from heat. Stir in the butter, vanilla and nutmeg. Serve with warm bread pudding.

Happy eating! :)



By | 2017-04-17T15:28:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Recipe File: Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Smoothies are quick to make, healthy and taste oh-so-good. Make yourself a refreshing kiwi strawberry smoothie for those hot spring/summer days.

Ingredients  (for 1 serving):

  • 2 kiwis (cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup tangerine (or orange) juice
  • 2 spoonfuls plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!

By | 2017-04-17T15:28:18+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recipe File: Avocado Toast

Looking for an easy breakfast or a simple snack to get you through the day?

Try avocado toast! (Yes, I've hopped onto the avocado toast trend and it's totally okay). Not only does this quick meal take 5 minutes or less to make, but it's also healthy and delicious.

Keep scrolling for an easy avocado toast recipe...

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

What You'll Need:

  • A really good and thick slice of bread. It's all in the bread for avocado toast. Choose a thick piece of toast (a nutty whole grain is preferred, but a simple sourdough works great, too!) as the foundation.
  • Ripe avocados. The amount of avocados you use depend on how much avocado you want on your toast. I used half an avocado for one slice of sourdough for a semi-thin layer.
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • A shake of red crushed pepper


  1. Toast your bread! You can either choose to toast your bread first, then drizzle a little olive oil over it, or toast your bread in the toaster oven with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Mash your avocado(s) in a small bowl with 2-3 drops of lemon juice (for half an avocado) and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. After your bread is toasted, spread your avocado mixture on top.
  4. Shake a little red crushed pepper (again, to your liking) to finish it off.
  5. Enjoy!

Do you have any favorite avocado toast recipes? What do you like to add to it? Share with me in the comments!

xx, Leila


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By | 2017-04-17T15:28:18+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments