EggNog Bread Pudding

EggNog Bread Pudding

Here in south Louisiana, bread pudding is a staple.  During the Christmas season, egg nog is a staple.  What better way to celebrate the season than to combine the two for an out-of-this-world dessert with egg nog bread pudding! This is one of the easiest bread pudding recipes ever!  You can switch it up and get as creative as you want.  I saw someone used croissants.  Heck, you can use just regular sandwich bread if you want.  You’ll still get the same flavor, just a different consistency.   You can even substitute the bread with about 6 cups of cooked rice and make rice pudding.  The possibilities are endless.  If you’re just looking for a great bread pudding recipe, then this is it 🙂  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Gather your ingredients:

  • 1 (12 ounces) loaf French bread cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 cups eggnog
  • 2 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp maple extract (you can use vanilla or run extact too)


  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp egg nog

EggNog Bread Pudding

Get to cooking:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the eggnog, milk, & butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted.
  • While the butter is melting; combine the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and extract in a large mixing bowl and mix well.  Gradually mix in the eggnog mixture and mix on medium for about 2 minutes.
  • Place the bread cubes in a well oiled (I use non-stick cooking spray) 9 X 13 oven-proof pan.  Pour the liquid mixture over the bread cubes, and gently press down with a spoon.  Make sure all of the bread is soaked in the liquid then cover with foil.
  • Place pan in oven and bake for an hour or until the pudding is “set” (no longer liquid).  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • While the bread pudding is cooling, melt 1/2 sick of butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Once the butter is melted, turn the heat off and add powdered sugar and eggnog.  Wisk the ingredients together until smooth, the drizzle over the top of the bread pudding.
  • ENJOY!   Bread pudding can be eaten hot or cold. Either way, it is delicious 🙂  YUM!
  • OMG yum! I have never had anything like this, but I NEED to try it.

  • Oh wow….just when I thought I had seen everything else…#bloggersrock

  • Omg! This is mouthwatering..I hope I have time this weekend to try this.

  • I love bread pudding and an egg nog version sounds delicious! I prefer it warm when it’s soft and ooey-gooey delicous!

  • I have never tried egg bread and butter pudding but it sounds like a very delicious meal. Can’t wait to try it.

  • This would be great for Christmas morning. I am getting tired of donuts.

  • Ooooh this looks delicious, I’m going to have to try and make this 🙂

  • It looks delcious! I have to say though, I’m not sure I’ve ever had bread pudding. Eggnog seems like it pairs quite well.

  • I love a good bread pudding and this looks really, really, good!

  • That looks like the perfect holiday dessert or even a good light breakfast.

  • Looks delicious… I made eggnog last week , haven’t finished it yet… will definitely try this recipe.. Thanks for sharing <3

  • That looks so good! I bet it tastes just as good too. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ve never had eggnog like this before.

  • my mom makes this. SO good! One of my Christmas favs,

  • Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! I’m going to try this recipe over the holidays!

  • My dad loves egg nog, I need to forward this to him. 🙂

  • i’m not a fan of egg nog or bread pudding but looking at that picture i can’t imagine not liking it so i will certainly be giving this a try

  • I just made eggnog itself, so this looks like it needs to be next in my kitchen. It sounds so good!

  • Wow that looks amazing! My Fiance goes through gallons of Egg Nog around the holidays lol he would probably love this!

  • This is one of those combos that makes me wonder “why didn’t I think of that?” Two wonderful sweet treats on their own. Genius! I’ll be pinning and trying!

  • Oh my goodness, this is really yummy. I’m sure my kids would love to taste it.

  • This would be perfect for Christmas Eve! It looks very yummy ha, my kids loves eggnog.

  • I love egg nog and I love bread puddings. I can’t wait to try this.

  • This looks really great. I’ll share this to my girlfriend and hope she makes one for me.

  • Omg now this looks absolutely delicious!! Definitely pinning so I can give this a try!

  • wow. what a neat idea. definitely ready to make this.

  • This is literally a dream come true – and I bet so DELICIOUS!

  • You had me at egg nog. I’ve also heard of people using coffee mate flavors too!! Thanks for the recipe! Found this onAwesome Life Friday.

  • This looks perfect for Christmas morning! Thanks for sharing it at Funtastic Friday!

  • Your Egg Nog Bread will be very special for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Two great foods and one terrific recipe! Loving this one. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party.

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