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 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.
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!
OTHER BREADS YOU CAN USE:
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.
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.
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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The Best Bread Pudding
- 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
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 Tbs flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 Tbs butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 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.
- 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.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
Do you pour the sauce over it while hot? Or everyone spoons their own? It’s in the oven and can’t wait to try it.
We do either, sometimes we keep it in a pitcher so everyone can just pour over as they like. It all depends on how much sauce someone wants 🙂
Delicious bread pudding recipe. I know I’ve waited long enough when my husband stays up past his 10:00 pm bedtime on a work night to test it as if I needed the input, lol. The only variation I make is that I use glazed donuts to cut that “rich” French bread in half. Fair is fair and it’s still super good.
I followed your recipe and it was so easy! The sauce really set it off! Thank you so much!
Love this recipe!!