I don't often find myself with stale donuts, but when I do, this chocolate donut bread pudding is always my go to. Old donuts make great bread pudding!
We have made it to Friday and aren't overloaded on chocolate yet. How about you? I hope you have been following along with this weeks #Choctoberfest. There have been some really good recipes out there for this event.
What Can You Do With Day Old Donuts?
When we made the double chocolate baked donuts, I'm almost embarrassed to say we had some leftovers. And it's no secret that donuts are darn good on the day made, but not so much a few days later. What else can one do with stale bread? You got it...Bread pudding. The combination of bread and delicious sauces in this leftover donut recipe warms my heart.
I usually make my bread puddings with yeast bread, but I figured why not give the donuts a try. How bad could it be, right? Since we started the week with chocolate and bourbon, we may as well end the week with chocolate and bourbon. One of my better ideas, if I must say so myself.
There is nothing hard about this donut bread pudding. My donuts used were about a day and a half old, and I almost felt bad about cutting them up into cubes. But with every chop, I was reminded how yummy they were going to be with a rich bourbon sauce drizzled onto them.
Ingredients In Chocolate Donut Bread Pudding
Leftover stale donuts are the star of this recipe. You can certainly make or purchase donuts and let them sit on the counter for a day or two anytime you want to make this recipe.
- Stale donuts
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Heavy whipping cream
- Granulated Sugar
- Vanilla paste
The bourbon sauce takes this bread pudding to a whole new level.
- Heavy whipping cream
How To Make Chocolate Donut Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is a classic recipe because it's both frugal and easy to make. You can turn leftover bread and stale donuts into a rich and flavorful dessert.
- First, whisk together the eggs, milk, chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, sugar, bourbon, and vanilla paste.
- Then, pour the custard over the cubed donuts and bake for 40 minutes.
- While the donut bread pudding bakes, prepare the bourbon sauce by boiling cream, sugar, cinnamon in a saucepan. Add the cornstarch slurry and bring it back to a boil.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and bourbon.
- Serve the bread pudding with the sauce.
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Next time you are wondering what to do with stale donuts, look no further than classic bread pudding.
Chocolate Donut Bread Pudding
- 3 cups leftover donuts chopped
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla paste
- 2 ounces heavy whipping cream
- 1.75 ounces sugar
- Pinch cinnamon
- ¼ ounce water
- ¼ ounce butter
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ ounce bourbon
- Preheat the oven to 325° and have a small baking dish that holds about 4 cups liquid.
- Place the donut cubes in a medium sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, sugar, bourbon and vanilla paste. Pour over the donuts.
- Pour all ingredients into baking dish. Bake on a small sheet pan for 40 minutes until the top is set, and no runny egg is revealed after a few pricks with a toothpick.
To make the sauce:
- Place the cream, sugar, cinnamon, in a small saucepan and bring to boil.
- In a small bowl mix water and cornstarch to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the cream mixture in saucepan and bring back to a boil.
- Remove from heat and add butter and bourbon. Stir until fully blended.
- Serve the bread pudding warm with the bourbon sauce.
Sounds like a Tea Time Treat option. Perfect for Sweet tooth cravings and chocolate lovers too. Delicious and yum.
Oh my deliciousness, this is genius. Now I don't have to throw away donuts.
Right?!? I feel the same way 🙂
I love everything about this bread pudding! I’ve never used donuts in a bread pudding, but it was a fabulous bread stand-in.
It's surprisingly delicious!
Yummy! This is my hubby’s favorite. Such a delicious and very yummy dish! Can’t wait to make this again!
I didn’t think bread pudding could be better but here we are! Delicious
Thanks Lauren 🙂
This dessert is on my list to try this weekend. It looks so incredibly delicious with that bourbon sauce!
That bourbon sauce is delish!
This is amazing and so delicious! My family DEVOURED this pudding! Definitely being remade soon and was definitely a hit! Such a yummy and great recipe!
What an amazing idea to make bread pudding from leftover donuts! Sounds delicious.
Can't let a good donut go to waste 🙂
Wait, this is genius! I have some leftover donuts and I am so excited to make this!! Thanks so much for the recipe, I am definitely giving this a go this weekend 🙂
Thanks for this, I added a ripe banana into the custard and mixed it smooth. My bake time was a bit longer, might be my altitude. Great idea! thanks for sharing.
Yum! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Making this! So excited about it?
This is so yummy! I hope you enjoy it!