One treat that is repeatedly requested for in my house is bread pudding and I always feel guilty for not making it often enough. But then again, there are so many new things I’d like to try, I always think twice before going back to an old recipe.
This week’s special however. Our 5-year wedding anniversary is coming up and I decided to combine both: bake something I haven’t baked before and make sure it involves bread pudding for K. So muffin monday bakers and I are Baking Bread Pudding Muffins this week.
The recipe is from Best of Better Baking, a must-have book for this and more fabulous recipes. As always, I’ve made a swaps in my version.
I replaced the brandy with whiskey, added cranberries in place of raisins and gave it a caramelized banana flambé as a topping and served it with a dollop of cream and cinnamon dust.
Perfect for the holidays – and one that got a 5 star approval at home – these delicious Bread Pudding Muffins cannot be missed!
- 7 cups cubed challah or brioche bread or croissants or another bread (1.75 L)
- ½ cup milk (125 mL)
- 1½ cups warm half-and-half or light cream (375 mL)
- 4 eggs
- ⅔ cup sugar (160 mL)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (10 mL)
- 1 tablespoon whisky (15 mL) (optional)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (125 mL)
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour (80 mL)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (15 mL)
- 3/8 teaspoon salt (1.5 mL)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (1 mL)
- ½ cup dried cranberries (125 mL)
- icing sugar mixed with touch cocoa or cinnamon, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray generously with nonstick cooking spray.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Pour all but 2 cups (500 mL) of the bread cubes in a large bowl. Add milk and cream and let stand for 3 minutes, then stir to mush up some of the cubes and let the liquid soak inches Stir in eggs, sugar, vanilla, whisky and butter.
- In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, then stir into wet ingredients. Add cranberries and stir well to make a chunky butter. Stir in reserved breads cubes just to mix.
- Using a large ice-cream scoop, fill each muffin cup to just over rim. Place muffin pan on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until muffins are golden with tips of firmer bread cubes golden brown. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Unmold onto a serving platter on wire rack, dust with icing sugar.
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49 Responses to Muffin Monday: Bread Pudding Muffins
LOVE this recipe. One of our favourites for sure! Love your additions An – looks yummilicious :)
What a delicious idea for a muffin! I’ll have to try this with my left over pumpkin bread. Great recipe, thank you for sharing :)
i made panettone for another challenge and that’s like the most ideal bread for this pudding. i think i will make these muffins cause they look too yummy.
Oooh I love that these are in a muffin form. So yummy!
those muffins look delicious!
Those look exquisite! What a treat.
Oh my, the banana flambe!?:) gorgeous! Anu, these were a real treat, and even with my many kitchen accidents they turned out so tasty…happy (upcoming) anniversary:)! I’m sure it will be a delicious one.
Looks delicious! Bread pudding is awesome, but I’ve actually never seen it in muffin form, just in ramekins. Very cute idea! :)
Oooh – these look great. I also love breadpudding. I had a ridiculously decadent one made with pain au chocolate once – amazing. Great idea to make muffins out of them.
I love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!
bread pudding muffins? WOW. i love! hehehe your hubby gave u 5 stars! yipee! happy 5 year anniversary!
I never made bread pudding, but I love to eat it! I like the little shot of whisky you added too!
Most “original” muffin that I have ever seen.
I never try to make the bread pudding in a muffin cup, I always make it on one mold. Looks very cute as a muffin…!!!
What a fun idea to make bread pudding in muffins!
Looks unique and delicious. If only I could order them.
i love bread pudding a lot….and this is a great twist on it ! happy baking an :-)
How amazing are these! Bread Pudding is one of my favorite desserts to get when I go out to eat. This may be dangerous to know I can get it at home with these wonderful muffins! Buzzed and bookmarked :)
What a great twist, they look great! Happy Muffin Monday!
What a fun way to have bread pudding! I love this idea…looks fantastically good!
Bread pudding muffins sound fabulous. I have never made a bread pudding, but my husband loves it.
That is no ordinary muffin–it looks like a fancy dessert! Buzzed!
Now, this is one fabulous muffin! How beautiful and decadent…especially with the flambeed bananas..yummy!
Too cute! I’ve never made bread pudding before and really wanted to get this one done, but there was just too much going on with Thanksgiving, another Thanksgiving meal, and a birthday dinner for my grandmother. They look delicious!
I am really loving the idea of a bread pudding muffin!!
What a nice way to make bread pudding, in individual muffins!
Happy anniversary! ooh la la banana flambé! Hope to join you again soon!
Aw! Happy almost anniversary!
Ohhh…yum! I love this idea of individual serving bread puddings! They sound fabulous! The addition of whisky and cranberries is especially catching my eye!
This is a work of art. Happy Anniversary early!
What a delicious way to clear leftover bread…drooling!
What a fun way to serve bread pudding! Love the caramelized banana topping!
Yum, this looks awesome! I love that it’s in a muffin form, a nice personal-sized treat! Great recipe :)
Ooooh! You could make me bread pudding whenever you want! That’s incredible :) Buzzed
Yum, what a great way to combine two of my favourite things…bread pudding and muffins!
Sounds and looks wonderful! What a lovely *Happy Anniversary* treat to make. Hoping you enjoy a wonderful celebration. Early Congratulations for you on your special day.
That’s quite the combination! I bet they are very good.
Such a great way to portion out bread pudding — looks so delicious!
What!?! Oh these look so freakin good but so dangerous too! :)
These looks so so good…
Bread pudding is a sure hit in my home too…
I love your, best part they are in form of muffin….
Bread pudding is one of the most requested comfort foods around this house, especially now that the colder weather has settled in. Love the idea of serving it as muffins, a perfectly comforting snack. We do a big Christmas breakfast and these will be perfect!
P.S. Congrats on the Top 9, most well deserved!
Great looking dessert, lovely photo:)
You had me at bread pudding.
But BREAD PUDDING in a MUFFIN? Be still my beating heart! Looks ridiculously tasty and portable. :)
I love the idea of bread pudding in muffin form. I also loved the caramelized bananas, perfect touch.
Wow! Just reading through the list of ingredients and I want one! Whiskey? Dried cranberries? Super! They look and sound so scrumptious!
I really don’t see how these could be beat! Fantastic muffins!
amazing muffins! thanks for sharing.
Wow, I love this recipe….I just did a post on Banana Bread Pudding and was requesting others bread pudding recipes and then stopped by your page and waa laa…here is Bread Pudding Muffins. I can’t wait to try these out!