The Best Bread Pudding Recipe: 9 Recipes for Easy Bread Pudding

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor,

Bread pudding recipes are great because they offer a convenient and delicious way to use up stale bread. To make bread pudding, cubed bread soaks up a rich custard made from a combination of milk, eggs, and whatever tasty flavorings you can think of. The bread pudding then bakes until it is golden brown on top and creamy on the inside. This collection, The Best Bread Pudding Recipe: 9 Recipes for Easy Bread Pudding, includes recipes for a wide variety of bread puddings. Below you will even find savory bread pudding recipes that you can serve for dinner.

9 Recipes for Easy Bread Pudding

The Best Bread Pudding Recipe: 9 Recipes for Easy Bread Pudding

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Bread Pudding Recipes for Dessert

Baked French Toast Casserole - Even though this is technically a French toast casserole recipe, French toast bakes and bread pudding are essentially the same thing. Instead of serving this for breakfast, serve it up for dessert with a dollop of whipped cream.

Bourbon Croissant Pudding - Simplicity has never tasted as sweet as it does in this recipe for Bourbon Croissant Pudding. This bread pudding recipe uses stale croissants as the base. The custard is flavored with bourbon and vanilla for extra flavor.

Bread Pudding Cups - This recipe for Bread Pudding Cups is similar to most other bread pudding recipes. The main difference is that the pudding is baked in muffin tins for an irresistible miniature treat.

Creamy Chocolate Bread Pudding - What better way to use up leftover bread than to whip up a chocolaty bread pudding? This creamy bread pudding recipe doesn't require a lot of sitting time so it is ready fairly quickly.

Holiday Salted Caramel Bread Pudding - It doesn't get much more festive than this recipe for Holiday Salted Caramel Bread Pudding. Slices of bread are topped with a praline sauce that gives the bread pudding a crunchy finish.

Pecan and Pumpkin Bread Pudding - Everyone will love the fall flavor of this bread pudding recipe. Pumpkin puree is added to the traditional custard base and the soaked bread is topped with pecans for nutty crunch.

Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Casserole - You can easily transform this slow cooker French toast casserole into bread pudding for dessert by omitting the maple syrup. Best of all, it won't take up oven space because it bakes in the slow cooker.

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Savory Bread Pudding Recipes

Contrary to popular belief, not every single bread pudding recipe is sweet. These savory bread pudding recipes have all of the same great elements as typical bread pudding recipes but with the addition of savory ingredients. Make these savory bread pudding recipes as a light supper or as a delicious side dish for dinner.


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