French toast bread pudding


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Makes8 servings
French toast bread pudding

Photo: Carmen Cheung

This French toast spin on traditional bread pudding is sure to make your mornings a little sweeter.


  • 6 eggs

  • 2 2/3 cups 2% milk

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 400 g brioche loaf, cut in 1/2-in. cubes


  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 1/2 tsp 2% milk

  • 2 tbsp butter, softened

  • assorted berries, (optional)


  • Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 325F. Lightly butter a 9 x 13-in. baking dish.

  • Whisk eggs with milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a bowl. 

  • Arrange bread in prepared dish. Pour in milk mixture and submerge bread.

  • Bake, uncovered, until pudding is set in centre when jiggled, about 1 hr. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly.

  • To make glaze, combine maple syrup and milk in a small bowl and microwave on high heat for 5 sec, then whisk in butter until smooth. Drizzle over pudding just before serving. Scatter berries overtop. Bread pudding can be kept refrigerated and covered up to 3 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 272, Protein 9g, Carbohydrates 33g, Fat 12g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 375mg.
Excellent source of vitamin b12.

Kitchen Tip

Day-old bread works best for bread puddings, but if you don't have any, cut fresh bread into 1/2-in. cubes and toast in a 325F oven until just dry, 6 to 8 min.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July/August 2019 issue. Photo by Carmen Cheung.

This article was originally published on Jul 10, 2019

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