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Healthier bread and butter pudding

Dessert doesn't need to be off the menu just because you're watching what you eat. We've given this classic recipe a makeover so you can still tuck in and enjoy. Light muscovado sugar combined with dates gives a delightful toffee flavour to this classic, comforting dessert that’s reassuringly low in fat.

  • 5.0 Star
  • Timer Prep 15 min
    Cook 30 min
  • Chart 200.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Easy


Zest the lemons. Chop the soft pitted dates.


  1. 1 Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 (160°C for fan ovens).
  2. 2 Soak the dates in the boiling water and move on to the next step.
  3. 3 Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with the olive spread and cut each into 4 triangles.
  4. 4 Add the lemon zest to the dates and stir to combine, slightly squishing the dates.
  5. 5 Scatter half the mixture over the base of a large ovenproof dish, layer with half the bread slices, then repeat.
  6. 6 In a jug, whisk together the milk, sugar and eggs, and pour over the bread.
  7. 7 Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  8. 8 Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until golden and crunchy.

1 Review

  • Julie

    Tried this recipe also for the first time today, beautiful really yummy,you can taste the toffee taste,had this with ice cream lovely 😋

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 200.0kCal
  • Fat5.6g
  • Saturated1.7g
  • Salt0.57g
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