Nature's Pride Oatmeal Bread is just perfect for this fall dessert with fresh apples!
4 cups Nature's Pride 100% natural Oatmeal bread, torn into small pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 large McIntosh apples or other tart style apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries, or raisins optional
2 cups milk
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1teaspoon pure almond extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup equal parts of cinnamon and sugar for the top
I butter a glass baking dish by putting two tablespoons of butter in the bottom 11x7-inch stick in oven to melt the butter for 10 minutes on 350 hot oven.
In a large bowl, combine bread, cinnamon, and apple slices, add cranberries at this point and nuts if using. In microwave safe bowl, combine milk, brown sugar, and butter. Microwave until milk is hot and butter is melted.
Whisk eggs with vanilla in another bowl. Remove milk mixture from microwave and whisk in the hot milk. Pour the mixture over the bread apples, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Pour bread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Set a water filled large shallow cookie sheet in oven and put the bread pudding pan inside the larger pan. About 1/2-inch deep of water. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve warm.