Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Use your slow cooker to make sweet Bread Pudding, a delicious, easy dessert for your next holiday gathering!

Bread Pudding is one of those foods that I’ve had at holiday events, but never thought of making myself. I know it’s a traditional food in some homes during this time of the year, but it wasn’t with my family. 

Every year, since Tyler started preschool, we go to the Breakfast with Santa event at the church, and this year is no different. And every year, they have bread pudding as one of the many options. 

Bread pudding can be made as a savory or a sweet dish, depending on what ingredients are used and how it’s prepared. I’ve only ever had it as a dessert, and I don’t know how it would be as a main course.

Bread pudding is also made in many different countries, and each of them has their own unique variation to the dish. Typically, it’s made with a base of stale bread with milk or cream and eggs. The bread is soaked in the liquid and mixed with any other ingredients and baked. 

Well, most of the time it’s baked. For this recipe, I decided to use the slow cooker. It made it quick and easy and was ready in a few hours with very little work involved. Plus, it didn’t take up space in the oven which can be scarce if making this with your holiday meal. 

I decided to make mine simple for the first attempt, and it was delicious! We used the regular base of eggs and milk, then added in a bit of sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. I didn’t want to try too much at first since I had never made bread pudding before. Then, Justin and I topped ours with some pure maple syrup to add a bit of sweetness.

Step by Step

Cut the French bread load into cubes, about 1-2 inches square. Put the bread in the slow cooker. 

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add in the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Make sure you use a large bowl, I used my biggest one and it had to stir slowly to not spill anything. 

Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Pour the egg and milk mixture over the bread. Mix everything up to make sure that all of the bread has liquid on it. 

Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for about 2.5-3 hours. When it’s done, take the lid off for about 20 minutes to cool. The bread pudding will also deflate during that time. 

Serve warm with any desired garnish, such as powdered sugar or maple syrup. 

Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker


Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Use your slow cooker to make sweet Bread Pudding, a delicious, easy dessert for your next holiday gathering!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, slow cooker
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Cut the bread into cubes about 1-2 inches square and put in the slow cooker
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs
  • Add the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and whisk until combined
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the slow cooker
  • Carefully stir just until all of the bread has liquid on it
  • Cover and cook about 2.5-3 hours
  • Remove the cover and let cool for about 20 minutes before serving
  • Serve warm garnished with powdered sugar or maple syrup if desired
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Nutrition Facts
Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 697 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 351mg117%
Sodium 743mg31%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 102g34%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Calcium 376mg38%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker
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8 thoughts on “Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker”

  1. I love bread pudding, it’s used to be my mom’s favorite dessert to make for us. Until now, my mother swears no dessert is better than bread pudding.

  2. Bread pudding was one of the popular desserts in my schools years and I loved eating it with custard. I haven’t had it in many years…

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