Easy Make-Ahead Cinnamon Bread Pudding (The Best Cinnamon Bread Recipe)

Easy Make-Ahead Cinnamon Bread Pudding (The Best Cinnamon Bread Recipe)

Easy Make-Ahead Cinnamon Bread Pudding (The Best Cinnamon Bread Recipe)

This is hands down the best cinnamon bread recipe out there. Just toss a couple of ingredients in a bowl, let it rise for an hour, and it’s ready to go in the oven!

What is Bread Pudding?

Bread pudding is a dessert made from sliced bread that is cooked in a custard or milk mixture. The pudding can be simple, like the one shown here, or more complex with layers of bread and different flavors of custard. Cinnamon is a common flavor in bread puddings, and this easy make-ahead version is perfect for those busy weeknights.

Bread Ingredients

Ingredients: 1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8×8 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add butter and continue to whisk until well combined. Add eggs and mix until well combined. Stir in flour until just combined. Pour batter into the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Easy Make-Ahead Cinnamon Bread Pudding (The Best Cinnamon Bread Recipe) Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 1 hour 10 minutesIngredients:For the Batter:-1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (measured correctly) + more for dusting the pan(this is enough for two 8×8 pans)-1 cup whole milk (about 4-5 cups)-3 tablespoons granulated sugar-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon-1 teaspoon kosher salt (if using unsalted butter, reduce the salt to about 1/4 teaspoon)-2 large eggs, at room temperatureFor the Topping:-Cinnamon Syrup: Combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until it begins to boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely. Assembly:Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Scrub a 9×13-inch baking dish with a wet paper towel, then sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour into the bottom of the dish. Pour in half of the milk and whisk until smooth. Shake any browned bits off of the ramekins, then return them to the ramekin, standing upright on their sides so that they do not touch each other or the pan (the Parmesan will go on top).

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together all of the flour, cinnamon, salt and granulated sugar until combined evenly. In another bowl beat together both eggs for about 1 minute, until they are light yellow and doubled in volume. Add the remaining milk to the eggs and whisk until combined. Pour half of this mixture into the flour mixture, along with half of the Parmesan cheese. Whisk lightly to combine. Pour in the remaining egg mixture, followed by the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon). Mix lightly until just combined, but do not overmix or you’ll end up with tough biscuits. Spoon evenly into the ramekins and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top and set around the sides of each ramekin. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Notes Recipe adapted from Baking: From My Home To Your s by Dorie Greenspan.

I’m off to take a nap (do I ever)! Have a wonderful Tuesday and week ahead!

Baking Method

When it comes to baking cinnamon bread pudding, simplicity is key. This recipe uses a simple making method that can be prepared ahead of time and then baked when you’re ready. Simply combine all of the ingredients, mix well, and bake in a preheated oven. You’ll have a delicious and comforting dessert that’s perfect for any time of the year!

-1 loaf of bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
-1 cup milk
-1/4 cup butter, melted
-3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-2 tablespoons sugar
-1 large egg
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-Pinch of salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, cinnamon, sugar and egg. Add the bread cubes and toss to coat.

3. Spread the mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with cornstarch and salt and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

Cinnamon Bread Topping

Are you looking for a quick and easy cinnamon bread pudding recipe? This recipe is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to spare, and you just want to enjoy a delicious dessert. Plus, this recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients, so it’s perfect for those nights when you’re short on time. Plus, this dish is nut-free, so it can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. So what are you waiting for? Give this easy make-ahead cinnamon bread pudding recipe a try today!

Chocolate Glaze

This Cinnamon Bread Pudding is the best cinnamon bread recipe that you will ever make! It is so easy to make and it can be made ahead of time, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights. The chocolate glaze on top makes it irresistible! This is one of those dishes that I just love to look at when it’s set out at a potluck or family gathering. The aroma is awesome and the taste is out of this world! And it’s so easy to make in advance, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights!

You will need some cupcake liners (or you can use a parchment paper muffin tin) and you will also need some bread cubes. The bread cubes are a mixture of white bread and cinnamon bread. We used whole grain French sandwich bread, but any kind of white bread will work. You could even try using angel food cake instead of regular white bread.

I have several different recipes for the topping depending on what I have at home, but for this recipe I used a combination of cinnamon bread, butter and sugar. That’s all you need for this wonderful dessert. It is so easy to make, yet it looks so impressive!This is a very simple dessert that takes just 10 minutes to prepare, which makes it perfect when you are looking for a quick dessert that doesn’t take much time to prepare. You can serve it immediately with some freshly brewed tea or coffee or even right away with milk and sugar in your favorite mug.The cake is moist and flavorful thanks to the addition of warm rum and fresh cream. The finished result will be an amazing cake that will remind you of the great cakes from the past!


There’s nothing like a warm slice of cinnamon bread pudding to cap off a delicious meal. This easy make-ahead recipe is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to cook, and it can be served cold or heated up in the oven later on. Plus, it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, so you can have it ready in no time at all. Be sure to check out the full tutorial below for more information on how to make this scrumptious dessert!