Savory Goat Cheese & Honey Bread Pudding
This savory bread pudding is made with goat cheese and honey and a bit of spice! 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.
- 4 cups white bread at least a day old, cubed (about 225 g)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 to 4 oz goat cheese* crumbled
- ⅓ cup liquid honey
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- ½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes**
- ½ tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
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 GENTLY toss.
Now add your crumbled goat cheese and ⅓ 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 10-15 minutes. Once it looks “set” and lightly brown but not burned, it’s ready. Serve hot!
*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.
**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 strongly recommend still adding some red pepper flakes because they add an excellent dimension to the recipe!
***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!