Breakfast Bread Pudding with Turkey Bacon Crumble

Orange-kissed bread pudding is topped with maple-glazed bacon for a breakfast you won’t believe is only 313 calories.
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  • 6Servings


  • 2 tsp organic unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 10 slices day-old whole-grain bread (about 10 oz)
  • 5 large eggs
  • Zest and juice of 1 large navel orange
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 5 tbsp pure maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 1-oz slices all-natural turkey bacon, no added nitrates or nitrites, cut into 1/2-inch strips (TRY: Applegate Natural Turkey Bacon)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with butter. Rip bread slices into bite-size pieces and place in dish. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, orange zest and juice, milk, 3 tbsp maple syrup and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over bread and lightly press down with a spoon until bread is covered and beginning to soak up egg mixture. Bake until mixture springs back when pressed lightly, about 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mist a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Add bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add 1 tbsp maple syrup and continue cooking until bacon is glazed and glossy looking, about 1 minute more.
  3. Top pudding with bacon. Brush or drizzle remaining 1 tbsp maple syrup over top.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 313
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 181 mg
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 403 mg
  • Sugar Content: 19 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g