Sunday, May 18, 2014

Quick & Easy Bread Pudding

Confession: I am not a morning person.

I hate the feeling of opening your eyes to early in the morning, getting up, having to get ready, make breakfast, eat, and get on the with the day. Why can't I just stay in bed until I feel like getting up!?

Oh yeah. I'm a mom!

One thing that I do love about the mornings though, is breakfast. I really love breakfast foods and as much as I hate actually making breakfast, I do enjoy eating it.
One of my "staple" breakfasts has become my homemade bread pudding. It's quick, easy, and delicious. Now I should clarify, when I say that it's quick I do mean that it's quick in prep time. This recipe does take about 45-60 minutes in the oven so I recommend it more of a weekend breakfast food than a weekday breakfast food, especially if you are a working parent on a time crunch! 

What You Need:

6-8 Pieces of Bread (We use Country Potato)
2 Tablespoons of Butter, melted
4 "mini boxes" of Raisins
2 Cups of Milk
4 Eggs
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
3 Shakes of Cinnamon, plus more on reserve
2 teaspoons of Vanilla

What You Need To Do:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees then begin cutting your bread into medium sized chunks. Transfer bread into a small baking dish (we use Corningware).

Combine melted butter, egg, sugar, cinnamon, milk, raisins, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour the mixture on top of the bread and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes.

Coat the top of your uncooked bread pudding with cinnamon and cover with an appropriate lid or tin foil.

Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Once your timer sounds, take your bread pudding out of the oven and cut into it. If there is still a significant amount of liquid, place your bread pudding back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

When your bread pudding is finished, remove it from the oven and allow it to sit for an additional 5 minutes or so before serving. 

Top your bread pudding with maple syrup, fresh berries, powdered sugar, or whatever else sounds delicious, and enjoy!

I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do! It's a household favorite and such a delicious comfort food!

Happy cooking!


  1. This is an easy recipe which both sounds and looks delicious. I like the idea of country potato rather than wheat for the bread.

  2. Totally making this Saturday! Looks so easy and delicious! I'm not a fan of raisins though so maybe I'll use dried cranberries. I'll let you know what the family thinks :)

  3. This looks delicious! My husband has been trying to get me to make something like this and now I have a recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This is an easy and delicious bread pudding recipe and I have always liked bread pudding when I was a child. Thanks for the recipe, and I am going to make it!!

  5. My boyfriend loves bread pudding so I would love to master making one for him.

  6. This brings back happy memories of my childhood! My Grandma used to make this all the time for us. I really want to try this recipe. Thank you!!

  7. This look so good. I think I will have to try this. I know my husband would love this for breakfast on the weekend.

  8. I've yet to try bread pudding, but this looks simple enough. Is the flavor pretty close to the more difficult bread pudding recipes?

  9. This looks so delicious! I agree on not liking to get up in the morning to fix breakfast, but also am a big fan of breakfast food.

  10. I've never made bread pudding because I thought it might be complicated but this makes it look really easy. Thanks.

  11. I have only had bread pudding once in my life and it wa at a restaurant. I really liked it but never had a recipe to try it before now. Thanks for sharing this

  12. I have actually never had bread pudding! But this recipe sounds delicious, and very easy! I think my kids would really enjoy it as well! I will definitely be trying this out. Thanks!

  13. I have heard of this but never tried it. It sounds like a good recipe. I'll let you after I try it. Thanks!