The Best Bread Pudding

When it comes to easy recipes this Bread Pudding couldn’t get any simpler. Filled with cinnamon and nutmeg this makes the perfect breakfast or dessert recipe. 

Bread pudding with sauce on plate

Bread pudding is something I absolutely love. You can see in my recipes for my banana bread pudding, Pina colada bread pudding and my gingerbread bread pudding. There just ain’t no stopping me when it comes to this stuff.

This is a classically simple dessert that we adore. It whips up in minutes and seres a crowd! We love making this bread pudding recipe for any holiday and brunches that we host.

Over the last few years I’ve been trying to perfect my bread pudding recipe and we finally have the best one around. Hence the title The Best Bread Pudding.

There is no weird ingredients, nothing that you cant find in your own pantry of fridge. It is literally just that simple that there is no reason why you wouldn’t want to whip it up.

bread pudding plain in pan after baked

We like to use French bread in our recipe. A 1lb loaf really is the perfect amount. It produces the best custard to bread ration that you really look for in bread pudding recipes!

But sometimes people don’t always have that on hand. I prefer it over regular white bread because we can pick up a loaf at our local Walmart for $1, I mean how can you beat that price. Plus its so versatile.

If you don’t have French bread on had and you want to whip this up anyways, here are some alternative breads you can use!

sauce being pour on bread pudding

OTHER BREADS YOU CAN USE:

  • Challah

  • Texas toast

  • Regular white bread

  • Hot dog or hamburger buns

Really this can be made from a various amounts of different breads, but French has always been our go-to along with Texas toast, its a thicker bread and you are able to cut it to the size you like

HOW TO MAKE BREAD PUDDING:

  • Preheat oven to 350.

  • Spray a 9″x13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Cut bread into 1″-2″ squares and add to large bowl.

  • In another bowl whisk together your milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.

  • Pour over bread and stir gently to coat, let soak for about 20 minutes.

  • Spread into baking dish and bake in oven for about 50-60 minutes until center is set.

dripping sauce on bread pudding

Now to tell you the truth, as much as the ration of eggs to milk and spices is important to the perfect bread pudding, so is the bread pudding sauce.

I am not the type to eat a bread pudding without the sauce, and I probably won’t ever provide you a recipe without a bread pudding sauce to go along with it.

I mean they just go hand in hand together so here you go!

HOW DO MAKE BREAD PUDDING SAUCE:

  • In saucepan whisk together sugar, flour and heavy cream until combined.

  • Add in your butter and heat on medium until butter melts and liquid starts to boil.

  • Whisk until thickened slightly then remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

close up picture of bread pudding

This sauce is super easy, and super addictive. I load my bread pudding slices up with the sauce because obviously it’s just my favorite and it is my go to vanilla sauce for a lot of different desserts.

If you are looking for that perfect bread pudding recipe, look no further, you have found it. Quick, easy and simple this is one classic recipe that the whole family will love!

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4.34 from 9 votes
The Best Bread Pudding
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

When it comes to easy recipes this Bread Pudding couldn't get any simpler. Filled with cinnamon and nutmeg this makes the perfect breakfast or dessert recipe. 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Pudding, Easy Bread Pudding, How to make bread pudding, The Best Bread Pudding
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 447 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz loaf French bread
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Sauce:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Cut bread into 1"-2" squares and add to large bowl.
  4. In another bowl whisk together your milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.

  5. Pour over bread and stir gently to coat, let soak for about 20 minutes.
  6. Spread into baking dish and bake in oven for about 50-60 minutes until center is set.
  7. In saucepan whisk together sugar, flour and heavy cream until combined.
  8. Add in your butter and heat on medium until butter melts and liquid starts to boil.
  9. Whisk until thickened slightly then remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 27g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 19.9%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “The Best Bread Pudding

  1. Another bread that makes excellent bread pudding is English Muffin bread. My mother made hers from scratch. Not me. Also, a buttery lemon sauce is excellent on this pudding. I’ll make both.

  2. This sounds delicious! I’ve never made bread pudding before. one question:do you pour the sauce over the bread pudding in the baking dish, or does it need to be individually added when serving? Thanks!


  3. Oh my goodness is this delicious 😋. I love this recipe. It was definitely easy to prepare and I most definitely like easy !! My husband loved it also. I will be making this again (and again and … 😂)
    Thank you for sharing ✌

  4. Such great reviews and your vanilla sauce as well as the suggestion for buttery lemon sauce…either would taste so yummy on top of your warm bread pudding. I have never made bread pudding before and this looks easy AND wonderful. I am excited to try your recipe out very soon 😊. Thanks for sharing Alli. And I love your photos…my mouth is watering!!

    Terry

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