5 Minute Bread Pudding for One





Introduction: 5 Minute Bread Pudding for One

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When you don't know what to do with those pesky end heels of your bread loaf - turn them into fluffy, custardy gold with this super quick and simple dessert! 

Step 1: Tools / Ingredients

These ingredients are more suggestions, you can easily make substitutions to almost everything but the bread and eggs. 

You'll need: 
- a microwaveable coffee cup or bowl
- bread (stale ok!)
- 1 egg
- 1-3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt or milk
- 1-2 tablespoons of butter / margarine

Optional ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons applesauce 
- 1 tsp vanilla 
- dash of cinnamin

Step 2: Tear It Up!

Now tear up your inedible bread. I happened to have some "english muffin bread" from Trader Joe's, I think it really enhances the taste and texture since it's already kind of dense and spongy *Mmmmmmmm*

Put the pieces into the cup and set aside. 

Step 3: Mix & Pour

Whisk together all remaining ingredients. If your butter is not soft enough yet, it's ok to melt it. 

Pour the mixture on top of the bread. If needed, use a fork to help it along down into the crevices so it makes its way throughout the bread. 

Step 4: Microwave, Set and Serve

Pop in the microwave for about 2 minutes. When it's done, let it cool for as long as you can stand it. Letting it set for a few minutes allows the flavor and texture to set in. 

Once cooled to your liking, dig in and enjoy! 

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82 Discussions

That is a great bread pudding, i have made it over 5 times in 2 days

Thanks for a simple, delicious recipe. I had a yen for bread pudding one evening but didn't want to bake something large for 45 minutes. It's so easy to customize as well. I happened to have some currants soaking in water for something else and it worked fine. Any dried fruit can work, but I noticed the fruits are plump and juicy if they can soak for a bit.

I used two slices of cinnamon raisin bread. And then drizzled pancake syrup over the baked custard.

Sometimes I have this for breakfast. And add bacon bits to it also.

Looks kinda like the "MRE cobbler" we would make when deployed:

1 Packet peaches (canned peaches in syrup, basically), mix in 4 packets of sugar, and 2 packets of coffee creamer, a dash of extra water, crumble two crackers and stir into the mix, then heat with an MRE heater for 20 minutes.

Have you tried the recipe with any other canned/jarred fruits?

I had my first bread pudding about a year ago and while it was good it was not something I really liked. This however is amazing. I now make a special loaf of bread just for this.


This. Looks. Divine. I tried bread pudding in Scotland a few weeks ago, and I LOVED it. My family didn't like it very much though, so this is perfect. Thanks :)

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Hi. Bread and butter pudding and bread pudding are two different things. Bread pudding is dense pudding/cake, full of dried fruit, spice, egg milk and bread. The difference is that the bread is really soaked until a pulp. It sounds awful from this, but it's delicious poor people's food. My great grandmother used to make a huge one every Monday with stale bread from the baker (free). I still make it, but you can't get free good bread any more. Boo.

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I mixed everything in a coffee cup and added the bread afterwards, for a one-pot/cup recipe....no mess, delicious, fast and soo easy!

I don't have raisins, I have cranberries though. Would that work?

Make this more often than I should. Just tried it with pepperidge farms blueberry bread. Amazing!!!

Mmm great snack am eating it at the mo

Just made this and it was great, I added raisins, and topped with vanilla ice cream.

This is sooooo yummy and so easy. I used sweet bread so didn't add sugar and topped off at the end with vanilla ice cream. My husband said wow this is so good!

Oh, goodness, this is delicious! I added nutmeg and cloves with the cinnamon, and used plain Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. I also added two fresh walnuts, broken into small pieces. It's a great little crunchy addition, especially if you're used to raisins in your bread pudding.
I'd definitely try to bump up the amount of liquid mixed together, though, especially if you're using both heels from a loaf of sandwich bread. The top half of my pudding was a little too dry for my taste.
Overall, though, a fabulous recipe. Great job!

Thanks!! Exactly what I was looking for in a midnight snack! Just made this and it tastes great! Ubber Kudos!!

Just made this and it was awesome. Add anywhere from half or a whole egg to make it even better!