Savory Goat Cheese and Honey Bread Pudding

I’ve been DYING to share this savoury goat cheese and honey bread pudding with you guys! It can be made ahead of time so you can just pop it in the oven, and it’s perfect for brunch, lunch, or even dinner.

Savory Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

It doesn’t require a ton of ingredients, and it’s very easy to make. I was debating calling it baked French toast or bread pudding. As you can see, I landed on bread pudding. When you mix the honey and goat cheese in, it “mashes” the bread a bit making it more of a bread pudding texture than the more defined pieces in French toast. But whatever you call it, it’s freaking delicious!

 This is before the honey and goat cheese is added. As you can see, the bread Still holds its texture pretty well at this point.

This is before the honey and goat cheese is added. As you can see, the bread Still holds its texture pretty well at this point.

I’ve made it a couple times now to make sure I had it just right before sharing it with you guys, and I’m excited to say I really think you’ll love it. I’m very proud of this creation, and you knowwwww your girl loves her goat cheese!

 Now here it is after it’s been mixed with the honey and goat cheese. The bread softens a lot, and gets more of a “pudding-like” texture.

Now here it is after it’s been mixed with the honey and goat cheese. The bread softens a lot, and gets more of a “pudding-like” texture.

Yet again, this is a recipe that allows you to experiment a little bit with ingredient amounts. For example, I use just shy of 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes, but if you don't like spice, you can forgo it all together, or use less. I recommend still adding some red pepper flakes because they add an excellent dimension to the recipe! I also use about 3.5 oz of crumbled goat cheese, but it's okay if you use a little more or less, depending on how you like it.

I think this would be an awesome dish to serve for Christmas morning brunch, but like I said, it’s versatile so you can eat it any damn time of day (or year!)

Savory Bread Pudding

Before I dive into the recipe, here are a few tools I used to make it that might be helpful for you, too!

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Savory Goat Cheese and Honey Bread Pudding

This savory goat cheese and honey bread pudding is one of my favorite meals! It can be made ahead of time so you can just pop it in the oven, and it’s perfect for brunch, lunch, or even dinner. It's unique, and it'll impress your friends without them knowing how easy it is to make.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:

Approx. 4 cups (or about 225g) of day old white bread, cubed
1 cup milk
4 eggs
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. parsley
1/2 to 1 tsp. red pepper flakes*
3 to 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled**
1/3 cup liquid honey
Salt and pepper to taste

instructions

Grease a 1.5 quart casserole dish with butter. Be generous with the butter, because bread puddings/baked French toasts dishes STICK!
Put your 4 cups of cubed white bread into a large bowl
In a separate mixing bowl, beat your eggs.
Add the milk and seasonings to your eggs and mix.
Pour the egg/milk mixture onto the bread, and mix well so all the pieces are coated.
Now add your crumbled goat cheese and 1/3 cup of honey to the bread mixture, and gently stir until it's combined. ***
Pour into your greased casserole dish, and cover.
Refrigerate overnight, or for at least one hour.

When you're ready to cook it, remove it from the fridge while your oven heats to 350F.
Once your oven is ready, cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Add tinfoil and cook for another 10 minutes.
Once it looks "set" and lightly brown but not burned, it's ready.

Serve hot! It reheats well the next day, too!

NOTES:

*I use just shy of 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes. If you don't like spice, you can forgo it all together, but I'd recommend still adding some red pepper flakes because they add an excellent dimension to the recipe!
** I use about 3.5 oz of crumbled goat cheese. It's okay to do a little more or less, depending on how you like it. 
***Don't worry about your bread getting "mashed" from the sticky honey. It might look a little mushy but once it's baked it all comes together nicely!
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I can’t WAIT to hear what you think of it!

Hope you love it!

xo - C


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