Date, Apple & Caramel French Toast Pudding

Bread and butter pudding is a traditional classic that brings back comforting childhood memories… French toast seems to have been the new rage recently if Instagram is anything else to go by, which is a very similar concept but baked to make a complete dish that makes a delicious breakfast or pudding option. Using Nature’s Charm coconut condensed milk for a creamy, dairy-free alternative along with their incredible, rich butterscotch sauce, I’ve paid this with dates, apples and cinnamon for the perfect combination. An indulgent, plant-based and gluten-free treat for all to enjoy, hot or cold, any time of year.

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 slices of bread of choice (I used seeded gluten-free), halved
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced
  • 75g dates, chopped
  • 6 teaspoons Natureโ€™s Charm Coconut Butterscotch Sauce
  • 350ml milk of choice
  • 1 x can Natureโ€™s Charm Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Get making!

  1. Grease a deep ovenproof dish well. Place half of the bread slices in the base of the dish in an even layer. 
  2. Scatter over half of the apple slices and date pieces and add 3 teaspoons of the butterscotch sauce drizzled around.
  3. Arrange the remaining slices of bread on top to cover, then scatter over remaining apple and dates and drizzle the rest of the butterscotch sauce over.
  4. Whisk together the milk, condensed milk, cornflour, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth then pour over the whole dish and allow to soak for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170C then bake for 30 minutes until golden, bubbling and set.
  6. Leave to stand for 10 minutes then enjoy hot or cold – equally delicious!