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Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding

The comforting flavor of Cinnamon buns and bread pudding collide in this luscious cinnamon filled Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding recipe.

Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding

Easy Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding Recipe

I am a true lover of bread pudding in any flavor. When my friend Lori Lange creator of  The Recipe Girl, included this Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding in her latest cookbook, I knew I had to try it. Lori’s cookbook has so many great dishes making it difficult to choose where to start. How to make Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding. (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Prepare Pan – Preheat the oven to 325°F and spray an 8×8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Bread – Place the cubed french bread into a large mixing bowl.
  • Egg Filling – Whisk together the milk, eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over the cubed bread.
  • Combine – Mix together then pour the mixture into the prepared dish.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the topping ingredients then sprinkle evenly on top.
  • Bake – Place into the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or just until the top is golden and the center is set. Test with the tip of a knife inserted into the center, it should come back clean.
  • Rest for 5 minutes on the counter before serving dusted with powdered sugar.
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How to Make the Best Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding Recipe

This easy bread pudding combines the familiar flavor that we all love in cinnamon buns. They come with the bonus of making the house smell heavenly while they’re baking. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding recipe: Day old cubed French bread, butter, milk, sugar, light brown sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Plus powdered sugar for dusting the top. You could also serve it with a drizzle of caramel or maple syrup for serving, if desired.
  • For the topping you’ll need: Melted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: An 8 x 8 inch deep baking dish, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, a whisk and large spoon or silicone spatula for stirring the bread pudding filling together.
  • This bread pudding is perfection for make-ahead preparation for the holidays and week brunches.
  • You could top this cinnamon bun bread pudding with a vanilla cream glaze, if you’d like. To do so, in a small bowl whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and enough heavy cream or milk to thin. Start with one tablespoon at a time and mix, repeating until your desired consistency is reached. Drizzle on each piece of bread pudding just before serving.
  • Store leftover Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding chilled in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave in single serving pieces.
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More Cinnamon Spiced Inspired Recipes to Make

Bread pudding is one of those dishes that can take you from breakfast to dessert and anywhere in-between. Special holiday celebrations, brunch with family or friends or a comforting dessert on a chilly evening. More bread pudding recipes you may like to try:

single piece cinnamon bun bread pudding

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Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Stand time5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: cinnamon-bun-bread-pudding, cinnamon-bun-recipe
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 774kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 7-8 cups day old french bread cubed
  • 3 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and spray an 8×8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Place the cubed french bread into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate medium size mixing bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Pour over the cubed bread. Mix together then pour the mixture into the prepared dish.
  • In a small bowl use a fork to mix together the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or just until the top is golden and the center is set. Test with the tip of a knife inserted into the center, it should come back clean.
  • Rest for 5 minutes on the counter before serving dusted with powdered sugar.

Notes

To top this cinnamon bun bread pudding with a vanilla cream glaze:
In a small bowl whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar with ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and enough heavy cream or milk to thin. Start with one tablespoon at a time and mix, repeating until your desired consistency is reached. Drizzle on each piece of bread pudding just before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 774kcal | Carbohydrates: 143g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 7mg
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62 Comments

  1. I enjoy any flavor of bread pudding. As far as I’m concerned you can’t go wrong with it!! And it uses up my homemade breads, so it’s a win win for us–the bread doesn’t go to waste, and we get a sweet treat, mainly for breakfast.

    BTW if you add some ham into it, it makes an awesome breakfast!!

  2. I can’t pick my favorite…I like them ALL. BREAD PUDDING is so delicious. It’s warm, it’s creamy, it’s just an amazing dessert.

  3. My mother used to make caramel bread pudding. We usually scooped vanilla ice cream on the side. It was the best! Next to having her back, I’d love to taste it again!

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