Coffee-Flavored Irish Soda Bread Pudding

Add some espresso flavor to a lovely tender bread pudding, using up your leftover Irish soda bread--or bake a loaf just for this recipe, it's worth it! To serve, add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate syrup if desired. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for added creaminess.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 5 cups cubed Irish Soda Bread, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee, cooled

  • 2 cups milk

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar, or as needed


  1. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Place soda bread pieces in the dish.

  2. Combine hot water and instant espresso in a large bowl; whisk until the espresso blends into the water. Add brown sugar and cooled coffee and whisk until well combined. Mix in milk and eggs until well blended and smooth. Add vanilla and salt, whisking again until custard mixture is well blended.

  3. Pour custard mixture over the bread cubes, cover with foil, and refrigerate or let stand at room temperature until custard has soaked into the bread, about 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Bake the covered pudding until custard is fully set in the middle, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake until top is lightly browned, about 10 more minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
6g Fat
48g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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