Instant Pot Bread Pudding

casserole dish full of Instant Pot Bread Pudding with raisins and nuts on top

Instant Pot Bread Pudding is the perfect treat! Some people eat it for breakfast, while others prefer it for a delicious homemade dessert. No matter when you decide to eat it, just be sure to make it as soon as possible!

casserole dish full of Instant Pot Bread Pudding with raisins and nuts on top

With a cook time of 30 minutes, this simple recipe for bread pudding is a fast way to get a truly unique flavor and taste quickly. In fact, this just might be the best bread pudding recipe that you'll ever try!

This is the perfect recipe for utilizing leftover bread once it's gone stale. We try not to waste any food ingredients in the kitchen so this creamy and decadent bread pudding recipe is perfect for helping out with that goal!

When you're wanting a sweet treat for breakfast, treat yourself to a serving of this easy bread pudding recipe. It's loaded with nuts, raisins, and warm and yummy spices!

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe is very similar to the taste and texture of French Toast, but with a fun and unique spin. The bread gets covered with a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar, which gives it a delicious, creamy texture when it’s cooked in the Instant Pot.

The best part of this recipe is the sauce that goes on top. It’s a combination of butter, sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla, and has a flavor that is out of this world!

  • A great way to use up pantry ingredients
  • Simple and easy way to create a comfort food breakfast dish
  • Excellent for a fun Saturday morning breakfast!

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Bread – You can use stale or fresh bread, but I find stale bread to work a little better at absorbing the batter. French bread is great. If you need to buy bread to make this recipe, get some cinnamon bread from the store - so good! 

Eggs – Adding the eggs are the binding agent for the rest of the ingredients. 

Sugar – Granulated sugar or brown sugar work. 

Vanilla – You can use vanilla extract, vanilla pasta, or scrape out the insides of a vanilla bean.

Cinnamon – Add cinnamon to taste or use a pumpkin pie spice mix instead of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Nutmeg – Use freshly grated nutmeg for the best flavor. 

Raisins – If you don’t like raisins, these can be omitted. You could also substitute dried cranberries.

Pecans – You can use almonds, walnuts, or any type of nuts you like, although pecans are my favorite for this recipe. You can also leave them out if you need to. 

Milk – Use whole milk for the most flavor. Nonfat milk also works if you’re trying to cut down on fat.

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

How to Make Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Gather all the necessary ingredients before starting the recipe. Having everything on hand and ready to use is key for this recipe.

There are two parts to making bread pudding, and they'll be shown in detail below.

Bake the Soaked Bread:

Step One: Crack 2 eggs into a bowl.

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Step Two: Add the sugar and whisk with the egg.

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Step Three: Add the vanilla to the egg mixture.

Step Four: Add a teaspoon of Cinnamon (skip this step if you are using Cinnamon Bread.)

Step Five: Add the grated nutmeg.

Step Six: Add a pinch of salt to maintain the taste.

Step Seven: Now add the milk and butter, and mix it all together.

Step Eight: Grab a baking pan and spray with it cooking spray. Once coated, add the cubed bread to it.

Step Nine: Pour the mixture evenly over the bread to soak the bread.

Step Ten: Add the toppings next. We added raisins...

...as well as some Pecans for our toppings.

Step Eleven: Set the trivet in the Instant Pot and add water.

Step Twelve: Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Set the pan on top of the trivet, and set the Instant Pot to High Pressure for 30 minutes.

Prepare the Sauce:

Now it's time to make the sauce that you'll pour on top of the bread pudding.

Step One: Put the butter into a pan on medium heat.

Step Two: Add the sugar to the melted butter.

Step Three: Pour in the heavy cream.

Step Four: Add the vanilla to the mixture.

Step Five: Wait & let the mixture come to a boil.

Step Six: Remove from the pan and keep in a bowl until the bread is done baking.

Step Seven: Remove the pan from the Instant Pot.

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Step Eight: Pour the sauce over the top of the baked bread. Top with any additional toppings that you prefer.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Variations

Change up the toppings - You can add chocolate chips, fudge sauce, or even some shredded coconut on top.

Helpful Tip 

  • If you're worried that the bread pudding might not be done all the way, check the internal temperature! Using a food thermometer, the reading should be at least 160 degrees.

How to Serve 

I love to serve warm bread pudding for breakfast with a big glass of orange juice or a hot cup of tea.

Serve alongside Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole and hard-boiled eggs for a delicious brunch spread!

Recipe FAQs

How do I keep bread pudding moist?

Keeping the bread pudding fresh is all about how you store the leftovers! This Instant Pot Bread Pudding can be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days.

To reheat, keep the foil on and warm in a preheated 350 °F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

How do I halve this bread pudding recipe?

Yes, you can halve this recipe. Simply cut all the ingredients in half and reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes. You may want to use a smaller pan that better accommodates that amount if you have one.

Can bread be too stale for bread pudding?

No, all stale bread should be fine. As long as there is no mold present, use the bread!

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casserole dish full of Instant Pot Bread Pudding with raisins and nuts on top

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Instant Pot Bread Pudding is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe! It's a sweet treat that isn't too sweet!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Pudding, Instant Pot Bread Pudding, pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • teaspoon nutmeg grated
  • 4 cup bread cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla divided
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt a pinch
  • 4 tablespoon butter divided
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 1 ½ cup water for the Instant Pot
  • cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk the 2 eggs.
  • Add ¼ cup of sugar, ¾ teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoon butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and milk to the bowl and combine.
  • Spray a baking pan (that fits inside your Instant Pot) with cooking spray.
  • Place the bread pieces inside the baking pan and then pour the mixture over the top.
  • Add raisins and pecans on top and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Add water to the Instant Pot and place a trivet inside.
  • Place the baking pan on the trivet and put on the Instant Pot lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a natural pressure release.
  • To make the sauce to pour on top of the bread, melt 2 tablespoon of butter in a small pan.
  • Add ¼ cup of sugar, heavy cream and ¼ teaspoon vanilla and mix. Mix and let the mixture come to a boil.
  • The bread should be done cooking in the Istnat Pot at this point. Open the lid and take out the cooked bread. Pour the sauce over the top of the bread.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 750kcal Carbohydrates: 109g Protein: 21g Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 11g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 98mg Sodium: 940mg Potassium: 523mg Fiber: 8g Sugar: 29g Vitamin A: 598IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 308mg Iron: 6mg

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Notes

  • If you're worried that the bread pudding might not be done all the way, check the internal temperature! Using a food thermometer, the reading should be at least 160 degrees.
  • All stale bread should be fine for this recipe.
  • In order to halve the recipe, simply cut all the ingredients in half and reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes. You may want to use a smaller pan that better accommodates that amount if you have one.
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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Bread Pudding

  1. 5 stars
    Someone bought me a couple of baguettes instead of a loaf of French bread. Two quite separate things! I can't wait to try this recipe with those baguettes which are of no use to me. It looks to be a delicious recipe

  2. what size baking pan do you use for a 6 qt pot for this recipe? I am new to instant pot cooking.

    1. A small loaf pan, about 7-8 inches will work best. As long as it fits in the interior of the pot.

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