This is a bread pudding makeover! Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods have created a delicious Pistachio Chewy Bite Bread Pudding that will be sure to please even your pickiest house guest this season! So whip up some holiday cheer and fill your house with the sweet scent of a new twist to an old favorite.

Pistachio Chewy Bite Bread Pudding

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (“Mom” uses Orgain’s Organic Almond Protein Milk)
1/3 cup organic dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated buttery spread
6 slices whole wheat or organic white bread
4-5 Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, roughly chopped
1/4 cup pistachio kernels, finely chopped or pulsed until fine

Prearation

Pre-heat oven to 350°.

Add almond milk to a bowl. Add sugar, flax seeds, arrowroot powder, flour, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and sea salt. Whisk until slightly frothy. Set aside.

Spread each slice of bread with a small amount of buttery spread and slice each piece into 6 small triangles. Place in a greased 8 x 8 baking dish, crowded together. Pour liquid mixture over bread and gently press with a fork to help bread absorb liquid.

Gently fold in chopped Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites. Top dish with pistachios.

Bake about 38-40 minutes, or until pudding is set and top is lightly browned.

Yields 6-8 servings

*Recipe and image (C) Spork Foods, 2015.*

Pistachio Chewy BitesAbout Pistachio Chewy Bites
With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar. Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack. They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber. These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop.

Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as: Bristol Farms, Fairway, Shoprite, A&P, Roundy’s, HEB, Safeway, Ingles, Gelson’s, King Kullen, Earth Fare, Price Chopper, Wegmans, Save Mart, Lucky, Hy-Vee, Shop n’ Save, etc. They are also available online at Amazon.com and Puritan.com.

Pricing: 2-Pack $1.99 6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50
Website: http://www.pistachiochewybites.com

About Spork Foods
L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Alicia Silverstone.