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You’ll Love This Easy Slow Cooker Bread Pudding Recipe

You’ll Love This Easy Slow Cooker Bread Pudding Recipe

If you want bread pudding and are low on time, this is the recipe for you. You can quickly mix up the ingredients, put it in the slow cooker, and walk away. You'll have a delicious dessert that looks and tastes like you spent a lot of effort on it.


2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups bread cubes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates

Crock Pot Bread Pudding Directions:

1. Combine eggs with milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, bread, sugar and raisins.

2. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Place metal trivet or rack in bottom of crockpot. Add 1/2 cup hot water. Set baking dish on trivet.

3. Cover pot; cook on HIGH for about 2 hours.

Benefits of Making Bread Pudding in a Slow Cooker

Bread pudding recipes are relatively quick and easy; however, they do involve a few more steps than this slow cooker version. The first main benefit of making bread pudding in a slow cooker is that there are less steps.

The other main benefit is that it doesn't use the oven. Maybe you're making a big dinner and having bread pudding for dessert. You might need your oven for other dishes and don't have time to make the bread pudding. Fresh and hot bread pudding is always the best. So, making it in the slow cooker frees up your oven and allows you to serve it fresh and hot.

Where Did Bread Pudding Come From?

Bread pudding was created out of necessity in the 11th century in England. Food was scarce, and nothing went to waste. Bakers needed a way to use their stale bread. That's when they discovered they could make a dessert with old bread. It was called “poor man's pudding” for a few centuries because it was popular among the lower classes.

Holiday Bread Pudding
Bread Pudding is a popular dessert with humble beginnings.

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Bread pudding has since evolved and been adopted by many countries. It started out as stale bread, sugar, spices, and boiling water. Now, there are so many recipes to try from strawberry bread pudding to Mexican bread pudding. If you love this dessert, you have an endless list of recipes at your disposal.

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