Don't pass up those day-old doughnuts in the grocery store. They make great bread pudding! Just about any kind of raised yeast doughnuts work except for jelly. Apple fritters are even good. I sometimes use a combination of cinnamon, glazed, sugared doughnuts and apple fritters for an interesting combination. You don't have to add any extra fat and very little (if any) extra sugar depending on taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a small glass baking dish.

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  • Tear the donuts into bite-size pieces. Combine donut pieces and raisins in the prepared baking dish. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to blend together the eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract. Mix in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the milk mixture over the donuts in the dish, and press down lightly to help absorption. Let stand for 15 minutes, or cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Place the baking dish inside a larger baking dish, and fill the outer dish with enough water to go about halfway up the sides. A dishcloth may also be placed under the bread dish, to prevent drying.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Note

This recipe can easily be doubled, but be sure to use a larger baking dish. Your baking time may increase by about 15 minutes too.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 9.5g 19% DV; carbohydrates 44.3g 14% DV; fat 13.6g 21% DV; cholesterol 80.3mg 27% DV; sodium 310.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2009
I wasn't going to review this recipe because I didn't follow it as the author intended but it turned out so well I wanted to give it a 5 star review. I was searching for something I could do with a whole batch of cookies that turned out too cake like and were just sitting in a Tupperware. I found this recipe and replaced the doughnuts with my cookies and it turned out great! It tastes just like "Budin" which is a dessert made in Peru. So try this recipe with old cake cookies muffins... I'm sure it will work! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2004
I liked this recipe. Definitely would not reccomend the addition of sugar if using a glazed doughnut! A nice crust on the top. I skipped the orange zest (I just am tired of it) so maybe it could have been even better. I just prefer the traditional bread pudding. Very creative. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2009
I wasn't going to review this recipe because I didn't follow it as the author intended but it turned out so well I wanted to give it a 5 star review. I was searching for something I could do with a whole batch of cookies that turned out too cake like and were just sitting in a Tupperware. I found this recipe and replaced the doughnuts with my cookies and it turned out great! It tastes just like "Budin" which is a dessert made in Peru. So try this recipe with old cake cookies muffins... I'm sure it will work! Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2007
Ok so I had some left over raised doughnuts and decided to try this. I didn't have any evaporated milk so i used 1 160z can of thi coconut milk and the rest half and half. It came out beautiful. Has a taste of douhgnuts but a bit like bread pudding also. As others have said this is not the usual bread pudding but then this is not hte usual recipe for bread pudding. I would make it again maybe trying different kinds of douhgnuts and rolls. A fun recipe to play with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I made this with some leftover Krisy Kreme's and it was delicious! Bonus points for creativity on this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2006
This is really good not a typical bread pudding but definatly a great way to use up doughnuts. I followed the recipe but I didnt cook it in a water bath and it came out great. Dont be afraid to try this you will be surprised. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Donut lovers of the world rejoice because now we can enjoy our donuts twice! I used 5 large glazed donuts chocolate maple and plain a 9 oz bottle of starbuck's raspberry mocha with a little extra 2 percent milk in place of the evaporated milk and lemon instead of orange zest (added after all was combined). Used heart shaped silicone cupcake pan got six filled to the top with a cup and a half extra so I greased up my favorite coffee mug and poured in the extra. Topped each cup cake with about 1 tbsp semi-sweet choc and baked off for about 50 minutes (heart shaped cupcakes) and 60ish minutes for the mug. DELECTABLE! Will freeze up so I can savor this great use-it-up pudding. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
I make this recipe every Father's Day using Krispy Kremes. I always triple this recipe so that I use a dozen doughnuts and bake for about an hour before I start to check on it. I add an additional teaspoon or so of orange extract and some shredded coconut. I place plastic wrap directly onto (not over) the mixture before i refrigerate it. This helps keep it moist and such that i can press the mixture down several random times before baking it. This is wonderful served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2009
This was actually pretty good. I don't care much for the "soggy" bread in bread pudding but I didn't mind the donuts for some reason. I used plain cake donuts eliminated the almond extract which I did not have and I used Craisins instead of raisins. I combined it all before I left for work and baked it when I got home. This really would have been great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
Try dried cranberries instead of raisins for a nice holiday brunch dish; looks very festive. Next time I make this I'll try chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2004
I liked this recipe. Definitely would not reccomend the addition of sugar if using a glazed doughnut! A nice crust on the top. I skipped the orange zest (I just am tired of it) so maybe it could have been even better. I just prefer the traditional bread pudding. Very creative. Read More
(12)
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