Sunday, July 29, 2012

French Toast Bread Pudding

What do you do with all of the ends of loaves of bread?  My kids refuse to eat them, as did I when I was a kid, so we always have a good amount of them laying around.  We are currently doing a pantry challenge thanks to a LOOOOONG time between pay periods so I had to come up with a tasty, kid friendly, breakfast using the ends of the bread.  Here's what I made!

French Toast Bread Pudding

I got some ideas from the web and went to town making it my own with what we had laying around!
Here's my recipe!

4 old hot dog buns (no mold, I promise)
4 old hamburger buns
6 end of the loaf slices
8 eggs
2 cups half and half
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
half a stick of butter (plus a bit more for greasing the glass dish)
4 tbsp brown sugar

Here's how ya do it...

I used a 11x7 glass baking dish greased up real nice.  Strategically place the assortment of whatever bread you have laying around.  Squish it all in there real tight!  Now mix up all the other ingredients (minus the brown sugar and butter) and poor it all over the bread.  Now get a fork and mash that bread so it soaks up all the egg mixture.  Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

In the Morning...

Preheat oven to 350.  Place covered dish in the oven for 30min.  While it's baking, mix the brown sugar and butter to make a sort of dough.  After it bakes for 30min, take it out, remove foil and place bits of the brown sugar mixture all over the top of the pudding.  Now, put it back in for 35-40min or until its golden brown and bubbling!  

Serve hot with butter and syrup!



  1. We always have leftover bread parts too! This looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it out!!

  2. Oh yes! I love that all the prepping is done the night before!

  3. That looks great! What a great way to use up all that leftover bread!

  4. What a great idea! Nobody in our house likes the bread heels.

  5. This is great! We always throw the ends of the bread out to the birds but I would love to try this instead!

  6. This looks delicious, and will definitely help clear out my cupboards full of "bread butts"! Thanks for a great recipe.