Toast bread pieces for best flavor. For a richer pudding, use a higher-percent-fat dairy product. Cream can be used to create a richer pudding, vanilla soy or rice milk can be used, but plain soy milk affects the taste. Spiced or cinnamon raisin bread can be used; if using, omit spices and/or raisins. Apple chunks can be substituted for raisins; reduce milk if using apple chunks. White, brown, or maple sugar can be used. If you want more of a maple-flavor, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon maple extract or flavoring.