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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

Old fashioned bread pudding

You can actually make this bread pudding in the microwave as well as in the oven! Simply put it in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high in 5 minute intervals, rotating the dish a 1/4 turn between each interval, until the edges are firm and center is almost set. (You may want to use a little less milk for the microwaved version.)

This recipe comes to us from the University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension Service and the USDA. Check out more recipes here.


  • 5 slices bread, white or wheat
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar, white or brown
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread one side of bread with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
  4. In lightly sprayed casserole dish, combine bread, sugar and raisins.
  5. In bowl, blend eggs, milk, salt and vanilla. Pour liquid over bread mixture and mix lightly.
  6. Bake uncovered until a knife inserted in the pudding comes out clean (about 1 hour).
  7. Serve warm OR cold.