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cinnamon bread pudding recipe

Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 min
  • Yield: 8 servings


Looking for an easy bread pudding recipe? This Cinnamon Bread Pudding recipe will quickly become one of your family favorite desserts.


  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature and lightly beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups (1-inch) cubes stale bread or day-old bread* (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Combine raisins and 2 tablespoons orange juice in a microwave-safe small bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish or casserole dish with cooking spray. Stir together milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs) in a large bowl. Place bread cubes on top of egg mixture, and toss gently to coat. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with raisins, pressing gently into bread mixture. Cover with foil; let stand 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Place dish in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake an additional 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean and top is lightly toasted and golden brown.

  5. While bread pudding mixture bakes, add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, corn syrup, and butter to a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in remaining orange juice. Pour mixture over warm bread pudding.


*For an extra boost of cinnamon flavor, replace whatever leftover bread you’re using (many people use French bread or challah bread) with a different kind of bread, such as cinnamon swirl bread or leftover cinnamon rolls.


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Stand Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 23 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe