This delicious easy bread and butter pudding is packed full of flavor and is incredibly easy to prepare and get cooking quickly. It will need about 35-45 minutes in the oven but preparing it is dead easy.
This pudding is not just great as an easy dessert, but it’s also great for breakfast. You can simply prepare this the night before so that all you need to do in the morning is pop it in the oven.
You should keep the leftovers for this pudding as they will reheat well. The leftovers are perfect if you need a quick and easy breakfast or even just a snack.
If you want to see how to make this bread pudding, then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through everything there is to know for getting this prepared and cooked.
Easy Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
- 8 slices of bread, buttered
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries
- ½ tsp. cinnamon, ground
- Preheat an oven to 170°C or 350°F.
- Butter each slice of bread.
- Layer the bread and raisins in a greased 8x8 baking dish.
- Beat together the milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
- Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish.
- Push the bread down into the egg mix to help it absorb the egg mix. (Optional: Allow to sit for 10 minutes)
- Lightly sprinkle with the cinnamon.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until entirely set in the middle.
- Serve & Enjoy
- You can use any type of bread in this dish. If you’re looking to add more flavor, then I highly recommend using fruit loaf instead of white or wholemeal. If you’re looking for something slightly healthier than a grain or brown bread would be the way to go.
- If you’re finding the outside is starting to burn, but the middle is still runny then try covering the dish with foil. This method should help slow down the browning on the outside giving the middle of the pudding time to cook.
- Older bread will work a lot better than fresh as it will absorb the egg mixture a lot easier and faster.
- You can add even more flavor to this easy bread and butter pudding by using jams or marmalades. You could even swap the cranberries/raisins out for chocolate chips.
One thing you might want to know is the nutritional information, if this is the case, then you can find it right below. I should mention that I used an online tool to calculate this so it may not be entirely accurate but good enough if you’re trying to decide if you can eat this.
This dish is very similar to a yummy French toast casserole. You will find that unlike the casserole this dish uses a lot fewer eggs and is sweeter.
If you want to get this cooking hours ahead of when you need it, then you can always do a delicious bread pudding in the slow cooker. It doesn’t get that nice crisp top but still tastes just as good.
If you have made this easy bread and butter pudding and would like to leave some feedback, then be sure to leave a comment below. Also, feel free to mention any variations, tips or anything else that you might want to share.