Bread Pudding

Don’t throw out your bread when it gets stale, make this addicting Bread Pudding instead. Full of torn bread pieces, raisins, cinnamon, milk and baked in the oven. This has ingredients you probably already have on hand and you can easily cut this recipe in half and bake it in an 8” square pan instead.

Source: Ellen Marie

Place the torn bread pieces into

a 9” x 13” casserole dish.

Drizzle melted butter over the top.

Sprinkle raisins over the top.

In a bowl whisk together

the eggs and milk.

Add the cinnamon, sugar and

vanilla and beat until well mixed.

Pour the egg mixture over the bread.

Pressing down with a fork, make sure

all of the bread is soaking up the liquid.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for

45 minutes or until the center springs back

when lightly pressed. Serve warm or cold

and refrigerate any leftovers.

Bread Pudding


  • 12 slices stale or day-old bread 
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 8 eggs, slightly beaten with a fork
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

(Recipe can be cut in half then baked in an 8” dish instead.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Tear the bread into small pieces and place them evenly into a 9” x 13” baking dish.
  3. Drizzle melted butter over the bread then sprinkle with raisins.
  4. In a large bowl mix the eggs with the milk.
  5. Add the cinnamon, sugar and vanilla then beat until mixed well.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Using a fork press the bread down so all of it is soaking up the liquid.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until the center springs back when lightly pressed.
  8. Serve warm or cold and refrigerate leftovers.


    • This is one of those old fabulous recipes that seemed to disappear. I don’t know why because it is as easy as it is delicious. Thank you for sharing your memory with me. ❤️

  1. I never throw out bread. Like you I often turn into some form of dessert, or savoury bread pudding, apple betty, croutons, breadcrumbs… get the idea Diane

  2. Thanks for this. I love bread pudding, all kinds….and stratas, etc. My Mom used to make one for Christmas morning with green chilis, bread, cheese, etc. and serve homemade salsa to put on top.

    • You’re welcome! That sounds like one I would love, I don’t know what it is about green chili’s but I just love them. Thank you for sharing that Katelon!

  3. Been making it since my childhood next to mum. I made it first time in two years tonight for desert using 6 eggs and milk into custard with sugar and then over white bread cut of crusts for hens . Bake same as you say but I add marmalade in my recipe too. We never used raisins as it causes air bubbles . Mine bakes and vanishes before it even has time to cool .

  4. I LOVE bread pudding! My grandma used to make this pudding often when all of her (15) grandchildren visited her … such great memories! Thank you for reminding me of this pudding again – I’m certainly going to make this over the weekend!

  5. 💜 Totally Agreed EveryOne because it’s Crystal 🔮 Clear Clarity that “Stale Bread” has a Second Life; just like ALL Fresh Stuff after Their “Best Before” or “Use By” Date 📅 EveryBody


  6. Great use of leftover bread.
    Thank you for the recipe that prevents food from being thrown away.

  7. This bread pudding is very popular in Virginia – I can’t have it because of dietary restrictions – but it was nice to see how this is made

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