Do you have a holiday dish that you look forward to each year? Pineapple Souffle is one of those dishes that we only eat once a year. This lighter version lessens of guilt!
My sister makes a Pineapple Souffle that was my grandfather's recipe for Easter. I honestly don't remember him making this! The recipe is simple: bread, lots of butter, lots of sugar, pineapples and eggs. This souffle is so good, but so not healthy. Yes there is fruit in the recipe, but all the fat and sugar over take the health contribution of the pineapples.
I have thought about trying to make the recipe a bit healthier.
My husband warned me that this casserole did not taste the same he was not going to eat it.
This lighter version is not exactly the same, but pretty darn close. This version has 207 calories per serving compared to 321. There is not a huge reduction, but anywhere you can cut calories the better. Pineapple Bread Casserole or Souffle goes well with ham, so we usually have the casserole at Easter.
Turkey is on our menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish doesn't seem to go well with turkey. That being said it's usually a once (maybe twice) a year dish. Despite it's richness in calories, fat, and sugar eating this once a year is not a big deal.
Tips to make a pineapple souffle:
- Use a whole grain bread to increase the fiber content. The original recipe calls for white bread. Use white bread if you wish.
- Use any sugar substitute you wish. I prefer Stevia in the Raw, but any similar product would be fine.
- Egg white help to decrease the fat content. If you don't to spend the time separating eggs just go a head a use 3 whole eggs.
- You can make this souffle ahead of time and bake later. I would though serve it fresh out of the oven.
Lighter Pineapple Bread Souffle
- 6 slices whole wheat bread cubed
- ⅓ cup butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup Stevia in the Raw
- 1 cup crushed pineapple not drained
- 1 cup pineapple chunks with juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease the inside of a baking pan with butter or cooking spray. (9x12 or smaller)
- Place bread cubes in a large bowl.
- Mix together butter, eggs, egg white, sugar, stevia, and pineapple in a separate bowl.
- Pour wet ingredients into bowl with bread, toss to coat well.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
- Place in oven and cook for 45 minutes.
Do you have a holiday dish that is a bit more indulgent than you usually eat? I would love to hear about it. Leave me a message in the comments!
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