Easy Traditional Apple Bread Pudding Brunch Bake

– Vegan Apple Cinnamon Panettone recipe

The best easy Apple Cinnamon bake! Brown sugar, tender juicy apples, melty butter and delicious fragrant cinnamon made with stale leftover bread that turns delicious, golden and crispy. Eating leftovers doesn’t get much more delicious than this simple mouthwatering dish.

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Get ready for the best Easy to make Traditional Apple Bread Pudding meets Italian panettone in a super easy to make mouthwatering breakfast bake recipe. It’s vegan. And it’s blow-your-tastebuds-away delicious.

If you adore apples and cinnamon as much as I do, you’re going to fall in love with this easy vegan cupboard clean out apple cinnamon bread pudding brunch bake recipe. It’s loaded with tender melt-in-your-mouth apples, crunchy deep sweetness from the brown sugar and amazing melty butter and golden bread. It’s a delicious marriage of dessert and brunch, and it’s completely vegan, dairy-free and soy free.

For some reason I always seem to have leftover bread that’s going stale. I just can’t seem to eat bread quickly enough. This has led me to think up creative, and of course delicious, ways to use stale bread. When I decided to create my own take on the traditional panettone I came up with a marriage of two of my favorite flavor combinations. The humble juicy apple and cinnamon combo never gets old. It’s always a winning fragrant combo and this dish is no different.

My easy apple bread pudding bake quickly made it straight to my top 3 list of ways to use leftover bread. 

So let’s dive into the simple ingredients list:

  • Stale bread (of course you don’t have to use stale bread. Any bread will do, but stale bread is what I used to make this bake)
  • Almond milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Vegan butter (or coconut oil)
  • …and that’s it. Simple, straightforward and absolutely tasty.

What kind of bread should I use in Traditional Apple Bread Pudding brunch bake?

You can use any type of bread. For a lighter, more doughy and cake like bake I recommend using white bread without too much grain. For a healthier, more filling version it’s great to use whole wheat or whole grain bread types. Soda bread is also an option, although it’s best not to use only soda bread, but instead mix half and half white bread and soda bread.

How to serve vegan apple cinnamon bread pudding 

I like to serve panettone with a dollop of coconut yogurt or soy yogurt with a few drops vanilla extract added. It gives the dish a wonderfully cool creamy contrast to the buttery apple cinnamon pudding.

How to make Vegan panettone (apple cinnamon bread pudding)

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add the apple wedges and bread cubes to a baking pan (approximately “9×13”). 
  • Generously sprinkle brown sugar, vanilla powder, and cinnamon on top (leave a tablespoon brown sugar to sprinkle on right before baking). Mix everything together and gently pour almond milk over the bread pudding so the bread can soak up the milk. Cut or rip the butter into smaller pieces and haphazardly sprinkle them over the panettone. Top with the last tablespoon brown butter and bake the pudding for around 20-minutes or until the bake is golden and crispy on top. 
  • Let the pudding cool 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a dollop of creamy dairy-free yogurt and enjoy.

Frequently asked questions 

What kind of apples should I use when baking?

Most apples will work great in this recipe. I like to use apples that are more tart in flavors and still retain a tender firmness when they are baked. But any and all apples can be used, depending on your personal taste preference.

Can panettone be frozen?

Yes. Bread pudding or panettone can easily be frozen and reheated later. You can either make everything in advance, bake it and then freeze it after cooling. Or you can add everything together in a baking dish and freeze it before cooking. Both ways works and makes for a great easy breakfast or brunch dish when you’re ready to eat.

Is bread bake meal prep friendly?

Yes. You can make this apple cinnamon bake in advance. Either add all the ingredients together in a baking pan, cover with tinfoil and keep it in the red for 12-24 hours until you’re ready to bake it and serve. Another option is to bake the apple cinnamon panettone pudding in advance and reheat it when you’re ready to eat.

Can I make panettone gluten-free?

Yes. Panettone isn’t naturally gluten-free, but if you use gluten-free bread in the recipe it’s a great gluten-free brunch recipe.

Easy Traditional Apple Bread Pudding Brunch Bake – Apple Cinnamon Panettone

The best easy Apple Cinnamon bake! Brown sugar, tender juicy apples, melty butter and delicious fragrant cinnamon made with stale leftover bread that turns delicious, golden and crispy. Eating leftovers doesn’t get much more delicious than this simple mouthwatering dish.
If you adore apples and cinnamon as much as I do, you’re going to fall in love with this easy vegan cupboard clean out apple cinnamon bread pudding brunch bake recipe. It’s loaded with tender melt-in-your-mouth apples, crunchy deep sweetness from the brown sugar and amazing melty butter and golden bread. It’s a delicious marriage of dessert and brunch, and it’s completely vegan, dairy-free and soy free.
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 – 6 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Equipment

  • 1 Baking pan (approximately “9×13”)

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Apples Pits removed, cut into wedges
  • cup Bread Cut into cubes, any type of bread works
  • 4 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Almond Milk or plant milk of your choice
  • 3 tbsp Vegan Butter or coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add the apple wedges and bread cubes to a baking pan (approximately “9×13”). 
  • Generously sprinkle brown sugar, vanilla powder, and cinnamon on top (leave a tablespoon brown sugar to sprinkle on right before baking). Mix everything together and gently pour almond milk over the bread pudding so the bread can soak up the milk. Cut or rip the butter into smaller pieces and haphazardly sprinkle them over the panettone.
  • Top with the last tablespoon brown butter and bake the pudding for around 20-minutes or until the bake is golden and crispy on top. 
  • Let the pudding cool 5 minutes before serving.
    Serve with a dollop of creamy dairy-free yogurt and enjoy.

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