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The Very Best Slow Cooker Bread Pudding


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This really is the Best Slow Cooker Bread Pudding. It’s simple, satisfying, and perfectly moist and delicious!

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I put off tasting bread pudding forever because it just sounded WEIRD. I love bread. And I love pudding. But the two did not seem to go together at all!

But then a friend of mine told me that my Baked French Toast was a lot like bread pudding and I realized I might have been missing out on something amazing all these years.

In fact, this slow cooker bread pudding is a lot like a decadent French Toast. The recipe is flavorful but only contains basic ingredients you’ll recognize (and can pronounce).

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How to Make an Amazing Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

In order to make a super moist, delicious bread pudding, it’s best to make it in a slow cooker. This locks in all the moisture and gives the flavors plenty of time to soak into the bread.

Step 1: Mix Wet Ingredients

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First, combine eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk them together.

eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a glass mixing bowl with a whisk in it

Then, add brown sugar and dates. The dates add a lot of sweetness but have the added benefit of being nutrient-rich.

Step 2: Add Bread

Next, cut a brioche loaf into 1-inch cubes.

bread cut into cubes on a wooden cutting board

Add the bread cubes to the wet ingredients.

cubed bread in a bowl of the wet ingredients for bread pudding

Stir to coat the bread cubes.

Step 3: Slow Cook

When the bread cubes are all moist, pour the mixture into an oven-safe casserole dish that will fit into your slow cooker.

moist bread crumbs in a white bowl on a table

Add ½ cup hot water to the slow cooker. Put a trivet, aluminum foil shaped into a ring, or Mason jar lids onto the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Put the casserole dish on top of that.

bread pudding in a white dish in a slow cooker

Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.

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You can serve right away if you like your bread pudding warm. It’s also just as yummy served cold so feel free to store it (covered) in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it.

a spoon scooping out some bread pudding from a white dish

Trust me, this slow cooker bread pudding is delicious!

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding Recipe

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 ½ cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • 4 cups brioche bread cut into 1-inch cubes

Instructions
 

  • In medium mixing bowl, combine first 5 ingredients and whisk to combine. Add in brown sugar and dates and stir. Cut brioche bread into 1-inch cubes. Combine bread with egg and milk mixture and stir until bread is well coated.
  • Pour into an oven-safe casserole dish that will fit into your slow cooker.
  • Add ½ cup hot water to the slow cooker.
  • Put a trivet, aluminum foil shaped into a ring, or Mason jar lids onto the bottom of the slow cooker croc. Put the casserole dish on top of that.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours. Serve pudding warm or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 266mgPotassium: 297mgFiber: 2gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread pudding, slow cooker
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