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5 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 1 hr
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Last Updated on September 28, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Air Fryer Bread Pudding is going to be your new favorite treat. When it comes to a fast and easy dessert, homemade bread pudding should be at the top of your list. 

This easy air fryer recipe is proof of why cooking desserts in your air fryer is the best. This Air Fryer Deep Fried Oreos Recipe is more proof! 

caramel sauce being poured on ice cream on top of air fryer bread pudding on plate

Bread Pudding

Did you know that cooking with your air fryer can actually be a super simple way to help you eat healthy? It’s true! Air fryers use less grease and help make clean up a breeze! Who would have thought that this little machine could produce such amazing results? 

Why I Love This Recipe

When it comes to giving your tastebuds a true treat, there’s a reason why this easy bread pudding recipe is one of my favorites. 

  • The house smells great every time I make it
  • The air fryer does all the work
  • Always a hit with family and friends

If you love bread pudding as much as I do, then you may also enjoy this Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

close up of bread pudding

Ingredients

All of these ingredients are super common and probably ones that you already have on hand.

  • French loaf bread – You can use other bread if you’d like but this is the best because of the texture.
  • butter flavored syrup – I also think that maple syrup tastes great with this as well.
ingredients needed to make bread pudding

Substitutions

Heavy cream: Whole milk works best in this recipe, but if you are out of whole milk you can use heavy cream instead. 

Cinnamon: I think a dash of cinnamon would add so much delicious flavor!

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • Air fryer – You will need at least a 6-quart air fryer to make this recipe. 
  • Baking Pan – You will need a pan that will fit inside your air fryer. I like to use a springform pan that seals well so it doesn’t leak.

How to Make Air Fryer Bread Pudding

This simple recipe for bread pudding takes just 7 easy steps! You’ll be eating and enjoying it in no time at all. The entire list of ingredients and full directions are found in the printable recipe below.

Step 1: Soak the bread cubes in heavy whipping cream

Put the bread cubes and 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream and half of the milk in a bowl and soak.

Step 2: Beat together egg, sugar, and vanilla

Grab another bowl and beat 1 egg and then stir 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 T of vanilla into it.

adding bread cubes to the wet ingredients

Step 3: Prepare the pan and all the soaked bread cubes

Grease the spring mold pan with 1 T of butter and then add in the soaked bread cubes.

Step 4:Pour the custard mixture over top of the bread

Once added, pour the egg and sugar mixture over the top. Wrap the bottom of the pan in foil and cook in the air fryer for 15 minutes at 330 degrees.

Step 5: Air fry a second bread pudding

Once done take out of the air fryer basket and let cool for 15 minutes before taking out the bread pudding.

Repeat the above steps to make a second bread pudding.

Step 6: Make the sauce

Melt 1 stick of butter in a pan along with 1 cup of sugar and syrup. Whisk and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, take off the heat and let sit.

making the sauce to add onto the bread pudding

Step 7: Drizzle and serve

After the mixture has cooled, drizzle over the top of the bread pudding.

sauce being drizzled on top of bread pudding

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to personalize this recipe? Here are a few additions that you can add to make this recipe your own.

Brown Sugar: Try adding a bit of brown sugar and see how it changes the taste. 

Fruit: I like to top my bread pudding with fresh fruit as it adds a bit of a natural sweetness easily. 

Chocolate Chips: You could also add some chocolate chips to this recipe for a hint of chocolate. 

Toppings

Since bread pudding is so versatile, you can really have fun with the choices of toppings. Here is a small list of my favorite toppings for this recipe.

  • powdered sugar
  • whipped cream
  • caramel sauce
  • cinnamon sugar
  • vanilla ice cream
  • fresh fruit

Serving Suggestions

Are you wondering what you can serve with this delicious recipe? Here are a few of my things to serve with this sweet treat.

Pro Tips

Here are a few pro tips to help make sure that your bread pudding turns out perfectly every time that you make it. 

  • If you don’t have french bread on hand, you can use brioche, challah, or even sandwich bread in a pinch.
  • If you are using a springform pan as I did, you can wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil to prevent any leaks from getting into your air fryer basket. 
  •  Don’t have a springform pan? You can use a baking dish or cake pan that will fit into your air fryer instead. 
  • No matter which type of pan you use be sure to spray it well with nonstick cooking spray so that clean-up is a breeze. 
overhead view of bread pudding on a plate  next to two forks, cubed bread, caramels and a red and white checkered cloth

FAQs

Do you have questions about this air fryer bread pudding recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. This is the best way to keep it fresh. 

How to reheat

To reheat bread pudding, I like to warm it up in the microwave. You can also heat it up in the air fryer but you have to be careful not to overcook it.

Can you freeze bread pudding?

You can but I really recommend making and eating it fresh. Freezing it may cause it to be a bit dry once you unthaw it.

air fryer bread pudding in front of the air fryer machine

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you like using your Air Fryer give these recipes a try:

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plate of bread pudding topped with butter

Air Fryer Bread Pudding Recipe

Corinne Schmitt
Don't miss out on this Air Fryer Bread Pudding Recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 bread puddings
Calories 2297 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Springform pan
  • Large bowl
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 loaf cubed French bread
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 stick + 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored syrup

Instructions
 

  • Put the bread cubes and 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream and half of the milk in a bowl and soak.
  • Grab another bowl and beat 1 egg and then stir 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 T of vanilla into it.
  • Grease the spring mold pan with 1 T of butter and then add in the soaked bread cubes. Once added, pour the egg and sugar mixture over the top. Wrap the bottom of the pan in foil and cook in the air fryer for 15 minutes at 330 degrees.
  • Once done take out of the air fryer basket and let cool for 15 minutes before taking out the bread pudding.
  • Repeat the above steps to make a second bread pudding.
  • Melt 1 stick of butter in a pan along with 1 cup of sugar and the syrup. Whisk and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, take off the heat and let sit.
  • After the mixture has cooled, drizzle over the top of the bread pudding.

Notes

  • If you don’t have french bread on hand, you can use brioche, challah, or even sandwich bread in a pinch.
  • If you are using a springform pan as I did, you can wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil to prevent any leaks from getting into your air fryer basket. 
  •  Don’t have a springform pan? You can use a baking dish or cake pan that will fit into your air fryer instead. 
  • No matter which type of pan you use be sure to spray it well with nonstick cooking spray so that clean-up is a breeze. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2ServingsCalories: 2297kcalCarbohydrates: 360gProtein: 32gFat: 84gSaturated Fat: 50gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 391mgSodium: 1421mgPotassium: 578mgFiber: 4gSugar: 218gVitamin A: 3145IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 338mgIron: 8mg
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