Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

I have made many bread puddings, some of which I have posted on this blog. This one is a bit different. It has more of the flavor of a cinnamon bun.

8 cups worth of leftover bread (cut into small cubes, then measure)
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins

As I have mentioned before I freeze the heals of sandwich bread, or the end piece of a french loaf, the lonely leftover hamburger bun, and when the freezer needs cleaning out, I make bread pudding. Of course you can use fresh bread. Make sure you do not use any bread with nuts or seeds.

Heat your oven to 325F. Place a large pan with water in the center of the oven. Cut up your bread into cubes and measure about 8 cups worth. Place these into a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix your milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon powder and vanilla. Pour this mixture over your bread and mix well.  Add your raisins.  Let it sit for a few minutes so that the liquid may permeate the bread. Grease a bread pan and pour your mixture into it. Place this pan inside the large pan with water. Bake for about 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

For a sugar glaze mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 to 3 tbsp water. Drizzle on top.


  1. Yeah we have some variations at my house, next time you should try melted/ really softened cream cheese with milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, a little cinnamon powder and bread. And then when it comes out of the oven, poke tiny holes and pour tons of syrup that you make by boiling equal water, raspadura/ piloncillo, and cinnamon stick.

  2. This bread pudding looks just like the type of bread pudding that I've loved for years. It sounds absolutely delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bread pudding up.

  3. I don't think I've had bread pudding. I'm sure my mom served it, but I was such a picky eater then. That's a good tip on freezing the bread ends. It looks good!

  4. This looks really yummy just about now! I woke up and had a very early dinner, so I am hungry now and a piece of this with some café con leche or even some cold milk would be most welcome by my growling belly. Yum! XOXOXO

  5. Nice to hear from everyone! Thanks for the comments.