I was looking for a slow cooker recipe for bread pudding. I couldn't find one. So I tasted, tweaked, amalgamated, and adapted recipes to get this! This bread pudding can be breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Andie

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bread and raisins in a slow cooker.

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  • Whisk milk, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and nutmeg together in a bowl; pour over bread and raisins. Toss to evenly coat.

  • Cook on Low until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 3 hours.

Cook's Note:

Toast bread pieces for best flavor. For a richer pudding, use a higher-percent-fat dairy product. Cream can be used to create a richer pudding, vanilla soy or rice milk can be used, but plain soy milk affects the taste. Spiced or cinnamon raisin bread can be used; if using, omit spices and/or raisins. Apple chunks can be substituted for raisins; reduce milk if using apple chunks. White, brown, or maple sugar can be used. If you want more of a maple-flavor, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon maple extract or flavoring.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 57.9g 19% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 150.8mg 50% DV; sodium 455.4mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2013
This was awesome! I halved the recipe so that it would fit into my 2qt. slow cooker. I used a loaf of homemade Irish soda bread, and that worked out great! To the mix, I also added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I mixed all the wet ingredients in a bowl, then added the bread cubes to coat in the egg mixture, before putting it into my cooker. I may have left it on a bit longer than called for and then just put it on warm until I was ready to serve it. Very moist, and great flavor I think I would maybe add a bit more sugar if using plain bread, but since the Irish soad bread was already sweetened, it was fine...I can't believe this dessert came out of a crockpot, lol. This is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/25/2013
I used raisin bread -maybe that was what ruined it. It was really not good at all. Read More
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113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2013
This was awesome! I halved the recipe so that it would fit into my 2qt. slow cooker. I used a loaf of homemade Irish soda bread, and that worked out great! To the mix, I also added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I mixed all the wet ingredients in a bowl, then added the bread cubes to coat in the egg mixture, before putting it into my cooker. I may have left it on a bit longer than called for and then just put it on warm until I was ready to serve it. Very moist, and great flavor I think I would maybe add a bit more sugar if using plain bread, but since the Irish soad bread was already sweetened, it was fine...I can't believe this dessert came out of a crockpot, lol. This is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I knew I had to try this recipe, but I also knew I would make a few changes right off the bat. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar in place of the white sugar, I added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg, and I upped the vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon. So, so good!!! I did use the raisins (a must for me in bread pudding!), but because this was going to be a dessert for us, I soaked the raisins in rum for about 1/2 hour before adding to the crock pot (SO good!). But next time I might also throw in some chopped apples just for variety. Anyway, this is a great recipe (that I tweaked to my personal preference, but I bet it is also great as written). Oh, and I also sprayed my crock pot with butter flavored non-stick spray prior to adding ingredients and cleanup was a breeze! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2013
I doubled the recipe. I added cinnamon and vanilla. I will increase the amount of nutmeg and cinnamon next time. I did use the raisins. I will LIGHTLY spray cooking spray in the crock next time. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
Mine is still cooking but I snuck a taste. It is out of this world good. Reminds me a lot of Raglan Road's (Disney World). I cannot wait for it to be done. I used Pepperidge Farm's hearty cut white and toasted it as suggested. I added cinnamon and just a little more vanilla. I only had skim milk so I used 1 cup skim and one cup half and half. Sooooo easy. Thank you so much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
WOW! This turned out great! I used a 4 Qt. crockpot and increased the servings to 8. I did toast my bread(a whole loaf of Pep. farm naturals honey oat). I added about 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 Tbsp. of real maple syrup. I also switched the nutmeg to cinnamon, just because of personal preferance. I also served additional maple syrup on the side. I didn't need it as I felt is was sweet enough, but others added a bit. I can't wait to make this again, and again, and again!!! Next time I will spray the sides of the crockpot with cooking spray, especially if I plan to keep it on warm for any period of time. Thanks for this awesome, and super easy recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2013
This was so easy and quick to make. I used panetone and added some dehydrated blueberries. I butter the crockpot pan which made it easy to take out. Oone more thing.... I used a spoon tp press the bread down to make sure all the egg mix was soaked up. Love this and will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2013
I made this recipe about a month ago and I used wheat bread instead of white. I also used golden raisins instead of the regular ones. My bread pudding tasted more like a healthy version of bread pudding instead of something more dessert-ish. Those who want a warm or cold breakfast with a more rustic and earthy appeal try what I did. I should write this recipe out since it is different. Forgive me. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2013
This is by far one of the best bread pudding recipes I have tried. I didn't have raisins but didn't miss them in this version of a southern favorite. I like things like this on the sweeter side so I added 3/4 cups of sugar. The bread I used was what I had on hand and it was Pepperidge Farm Honey Wheat. It came out fantastic and it is very easy and problem free to make. I only wish I doubled the recipe.. It was fantastic.. Thank You for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2014
This is the second time I made this recipe. It was very good the 1st time, but I learned some tricks.. Be sure to spray your crock with non-stick butter spray before adding the bread. I doubled the recipe because we loved it. I would fill my crock pot with bread crumbs, add the some liquid mixture, stir and add more bread until most of the liquid is adborbed. I used 12 hamburger buns. Also, top it off with warm caramel sauce a it is served. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/25/2013
I used raisin bread -maybe that was what ruined it. It was really not good at all. Read More
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