Donut bread pudding recipe
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Donut Bread Pudding

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Donut Bread Pudding: This recipe is so easy and crazy delicious, using only 6 simple ingredients! Uses regular glazed or Krispy Kreme donuts!

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Why Make a Donut Bread Pudding?

Here in the midwest, we LOVE the old-fashioned bread pudding recipe. But have you ever thought about switching out the regular stale sandwich bread for stale donuts?

Okay many of us may not have the will power to have donuts around long enough to go stale but if you do… you’ll want to make this recipe!

Donut bread pudding is also a great addition to a brunch or bridal shower spread! The decadence of the donut paired with the cinnamon and optional creme for serving with it, makes it the perfect elegant comfort food!

How to make Donut Bread Pudding

I am THRILLED to have Charlotte from Pretty Mindful Mama Life with us today, sharing this amazing recipe with us, so let’s get to it!

This recipe is almost too easy to make… that it’s dangerous! To be honest, the hardest part is cutting up the donuts!

Start by gathering your ingredients. You will need glazed donuts, (Krispy Kremes are always a good choice, but any glazed will do!) eggs, milk, half & half, vanilla and cinnamon!

Start by whisking 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Then add the milk and cream, whisk again and finally add the cinnamon.

Next pour custard mixture over the cut cubed donuts. Let soak for 10 minutes before baking!

Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes! Then get ready to bask in the golden gloriousness of this sinful treat!

How to Serve Donut Bread Pudding

I love serving bread pudding in a bowl.

I feel like it elevates the cozy comfort food quality. Plus, it’s also a great vessel for additional condiments like vanilla bean ice cream or dulce de leche sauce!

Of course, this donut bread pudding is delicious on its own.

I love the combination of the warm creamy center with the crisp and crunchy donut topping! Everyone will fight for that topping… be warned!

My favorite way to serve this donut bread pudding is warm, with a dollop of crème anglais, just to be extra naughty!

“Crème Anglaise” is just a fancy way of saying vanilla sauce. It totally elevates this dessert.
You can buy this premade in most grocery stores. I just followed the directions of Byrd’s Custard Powder. Super simple but just raises the bread pudding bar!

When you Have Left-Over Donuts…

Make donut bread pudding! (Now that’s the kind of spin on “when you have lemons, make lemonade” that I can go for!)

I hope you love this bread pudding as much as we do!

You will definitely be the star at your next event when you make this!

Donut thank me now, thank me after your first bite! You didn’t think you’d get away without at least one donut pun, did you?

Enjoy this treat combining two beloved comfort foods and let us know how you like it!

Easy Donut Bread Pudding

Jessica Burgess
Donut Bread Pudding: This recipe is so easy and crazy delicious, using only 6 simple ingredients! Uses regular glazed or Krispy Kreme donuts!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 122 kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 12 stale glazed donuts cut in cubes We love Krispy Kremes! * you can stale fresh donut by leaving them uncovered over night.


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk the 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon of vanilla . 
  • Whisk in milk and cream.
  • Whisk in the cinnamon.
  • Pour mixture over the cubed donuts. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm topped with your favorite topping!


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 100mgSugar: 4gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 0.3mg
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6 thoughts on “Donut Bread Pudding

  1. rana durham says:

    5 stars
    I think this is a great idea of getting of day old donuts that need a little life in them. It is so clever and I think it would be amazing in the morning. I also like that it has added flavors of spices and icing. I think my family will love this.

    1. Jessica says:

      Ooooh, having this for breakfast is a GREAT way to start the day!!

  2. Sabine says:

    Turned out beautifully.

    I did a small batch in 20 mins 🙂 chocolate milk (1%) & french vanilla creamer in place of milk/vanilla. Chocolate chips too 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmmm! That sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Michael Cohen says:

    Can you use cake donuts instead of glazed? We may have gone a little crazy buying apple cider donuts after apple picking.

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! I’ve never used cake donuts but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work!! It actually sounds delicious!

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