SPONSORED POST: Healthy Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

The season of indulgence is upon us. But what if you could have all the rich and delicious flavors you love without the dairy, sugar, or guilt? With this Healthy Bananas Foster Bread Pudding recipe, you can! Made with Schär’s new Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds bread, this is a healthy spin on a sweet favorite.


6 slices Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds Bread

2 large ripened bananas, peeled and sliced

13.5 ounces full fat coconut milk

3 eggs

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice blend

Powdered sugar, if desired


  • Lightly grease a 12” x 9” baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cube the bread slices into bite-sized pieces and scatter them in the prepared dish.
  • Layer the banana slices on top of the bread cubes.
  • In a large measuring jug, combine the coconut milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, and spice blend and whisk together well until it’s all mixed and the eggs are well-beaten.
  • Pour this mixture over top of the cubed bread and bananas, pressing all of them down slightly with a spoon or spatula to ensure all the bread is well covered.
  • Allow to soak for 30 minutes, pressing down if needed. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown,
  • Serve warm or cool with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, if desired.

SPONSORED POST: Cool Gluten Free Desserts for Summer—and All Year Long

Things we know:

  1. Dessert is not a necessity.
  2. Dessert can make a day better.

Gem City Fine Foods has been providing an array of certified gluten free desserts for several years around the country. The 3-inch individual and 6-inch “party” size cheesecakes, cakes, and signature chocolate torte are perfect for summertime, as they can be stored frozen or in the fridge and thawed for a cool treat.

Gem City Fine Foods began as Blossom Fine Foods, a traditional bakery in the Sugarhouse District of Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, and in 2012 moved to a new location, a SLC suburb—the company is a proud Utah’s Own member—that has always been dedicated and certified gluten free. Flourless Chocolate Torte, a rich, creamy torte topped with a white chocolate swirl, is the all-time favorite, but there are several other desserts to choose from: a Vegan Chocolate Cake (which kids love and is great for parties because even those with gluten and other allergies can enjoy this sweet treat), Carrot Cake, and five different cheesecakes: Triple Berry Streusel, Lemon Zest, Pomegranate, Mocha and (seasonal) Pumpkin—a variety for every dessert-loving taste bud.

Gem City desserts are appealing not only for their variety of flavors, but also because they are made with high quality ingredients and taste so luscious that any discerning dessert lover, whether celiac, gluten free or simply one with a sweet tooth, quickly becomes a fan. And they are ready-made, requiring no more than thaw and serve. You’ll find these desserts in the freezer or grab-n-go at stores around the country, or on Amazon, where your order is shipped frozen direct from the bakery.