Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Try this cinnamon bread pudding recipe and find out why this bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Make a batch today for your family.

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This simple recipe is made with day-old bread and is one of the most asked for desserts from my recipe collection.

Try this cinnamon bread pudding recipe and find out why this bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Make a batch today for your family.

Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

If you have leftover bread from breakfast or a loaf going stale in your bread box this easy bread pudding recipe will have you baking up one of the best homemade dessert recipes using day old bread.

The simple Cinnamon Rasin Bread Pudding is an alternative to breakfast and dessert and is the most delicious recipe ever made. It’s a super easy recipe with very little equipment needed.

This quick and easy recipe is a delicious dessert the whole family will love. Perfect for a holiday or when company comes to dinner.

What is bread pudding?

Bread pudding is a dessert made with day-old or stale bread that is soaked in milk, eggs, spices, and sugar. Some recipes call for raisins or dried fruit to be added while others like this delicious bread pudding recipe call for cinnamon.

Try this cinnamon bread pudding recipe and find out why this bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Make a batch today for your family.

Do I need to make bread cubes?

Bread cubes are not required for this bread pudding recipe. You can tear the bread into one-inch pieces to make this bread pudding recipe or you can cut the bread into cubes if you like.

You can easily make bread cubes by cutting the bread into one-inch slices and cutting the slices into cubes.

Can I use cinnamon raisin bread?

Yes, cinnamon raisin bread can be used for this bread pudding. You may want to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe because cinnamon raisin bread is sweeter than traditional white bread.

a white casserole dish with a dessert in it

Should I serve bread pudding warm?

Yes, bread pudding is usually served warm right out of the oven. Because this cinnamon raisin bread pudding uses stale bread it serves best when warmed up in a warm oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.

a slice of bread pudding on a white plate near a spoon

What can be added to bread pudding?

The addition of ingredients to the basic bread pudding can vary and some popular add-ins are raisins, dried fruit, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, and other spices instead of cinnamon.

Can I make bread pudding with a different kind of bread?

You can use any kind of plain white bread to make this recipe such as French or Italian bread. Some recipes call for challah or brioche but stale white or wheat bread will work fine.

You may also want to try one of these types of bread:

  • Cinnamon raisin bread
  • Cinnamon bread
  • French toast
  • French bread
  • Cinnamon raisin rolls
  • Sweet challah

bread pudding with caramel sauce on a plate

Bread pudding taste variations

  • Brush melted butter on top for a crispier top.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on it when you take it from the oven.
  • Make cinnamon roll bread pudding by starting with cinnamon rolls.
  • Use cubed French toast.
  • Add brown sugar instead of white.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top
  • Add cubed apple and serve this for breakfast.

Equipment needed

This bread pudding is a very easy recipe. So, you don’t need a lot of specialized equipment.

  • Casserole dish
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Whisk

If you don’t have a medium bowl, you can use a large bowl. It just needs to be big enough to hold all of the cubed bread as you prepare it.

ingredients in glass bowls

Ingredients for bread pudding

You need just a few ingredients to make bread pudding and it’s absolutely delicious.

  • 6 cups french bread pieces, cubed
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or maple syrup
  • 3 cups heavy cream or milk

Cooking time: 60 minutes

a bowl with whisked eggs in it

How to make bread pudding

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the bread in the casserole dish. Evenly spread the raisins across the bread, allowing some to fall to the bottom.

mixing ingredients in a glass bowl

  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients until completely blended. Pour egg mixture over the bread.
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and allow the casserole to rest on the counter for 30 minutes.

bread pudding in a casserole dish waiting to be baked

  • Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes covered. Remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve as is or with real whipped cream, ice cream, and/or sauce.

Proper storage

When bread pudding has been baked, place it in the fridge for a maximum of 3 days. Then cover an open casserole dish with foil and put it in a 350-F oven or microwave in the microwave to reheat it.

You should store leftovers in the refrigerator in sealed containers.

Try this cinnamon bread pudding recipe and find out why this bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Make a batch today for your family.

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Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

Try this cinnamon bread pudding recipe and find out why this bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Make a batch today for your family.

Try this cinnamon bread pudding recipe and find out why this bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Make a batch today for your family.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups french bread pieces, cubed
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or maple syrup
  • 3 cups heavy cream or milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the bread in the casserole dish. Evenly spread the raisins across the bread, allowing some to fall to the bottom.
  3. Whisk together the remaining ingredients until completely blended. Pour egg mixture over the bread.
  4. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and allow the casserole to rest on the counter for 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes covered. Remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Serve as is or with whipped cream, ice cream, and/or sauce.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 8g

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    4 thoughts on “Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe”

    1. My daughter would love this!! Pinning to make when she comes to visit!! Thanks for sharing at the Meatless Monday party. Have a fantastic week!
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    2. This looks delicious!! I'd be honored if you shared it at our Meatless Monday link up! https://lazygastronome.com/tomato-soup-meatless-monday-link-up-4/
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