Skip to main content

The FDA is warning consumers of the risk of methanol contamination in certain hand sanitizers. Learn more (English and Spanish).

Please select your language.

Selecciona tu idioma.

Health library

Back to health library

Very berry whole-wheat bread pudding

View step-by-step instructions Link to step-by-step instructions

Makes 6 servings.


1 cup frozen or fresh cherries (tart or sweet), pitted

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

5 ounces fresh whole-wheat bread, cubed (about 3 cups)

2 eggs

3/4 cup low-fat milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

Canola oil cooking spray


1 ounce sliced almonds

1 teaspoon powdered sugar, garnish


  • Combine cherries, berries, sugar and cinnamon in mixing bowl.
  • Stir well to coat berries; add bread cubes.
  • In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and salt.
  • Pour egg/milk mixture over berry/bread mixture and stir to coat bread thoroughly.
  • Let mixture stand for 15 to 30 minutes to enable ingredients to combine and the bread to soak up the egg mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray a 9-inch baking dish.
  • Pour pudding mixture into baking dish.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and evenly distribute almonds over pudding.
  • Return to oven and continue baking until pudding starts to set, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

Optional fruit sauce topping


1 pound (16-ounce) bag frozen unsweetened mixed berries

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Thaw berries; save drained juice and mix with cornstarch.
  • Cook berries over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add juice mixture to berries and heat until thickened.
  • Serve over or alongside pudding.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe. Amount per serving: 183 calories, 5g total fat (1g saturated fat), 27g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 3.5g dietary fiber, 248mg sodium.

Source: American Institute for Cancer Research

Related stories