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Coffee & Doughnuts Bread Pudding Recipe

Is there any better dessert than bread pudding? I think not.

The only bad thing about bread budding is that I didn’t discover it until I was an adult. I know, it’s tragic.

And I’ve been trying to make up for lost time ever since that first delicious bite.

Recently I bought a dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts because I thought they were on sale. (they were not)

After a few days, there I was left with 8 stale Krispy Kremes that weren’t exactly good to eat on their own.

And I hate wasting food, so I didn’t want to just toss them out.

So, how about a bread pudding?

krispy kreme bread pudding 1
doughnut pieces waiting for the custard mixture

I’ve had a Krispy Kreme bread pudding years ago in Gulf Shores – and it was terrible. Like really bad.

So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own Krispy Kreme bread pudding with a nice rum sauce.

Traditionally, you make bread pudding by cutting stale bread into cubed pieces that are around 2-inches in size.

For this recipe, I just used my hands to tear the Krispy Kreme doughnuts into small pieces that looked around 2-inches in size.

I wasn’t real precise with it. The eight doughnuts filled a standard glass casserole dish.

What’s unexpected? The Krispy Kremes + the rum is coffee-flavored.

My local Total Wine & More only had a few flavored rum options, so I settled on coffee rum. Cause what goes better with doughnuts than coffee?

Nothing, that’s what.

The end result of my recipe experiment?

It was the best Krispy Kreme bread pudding I’ve ever had, but that’s not saying much.

krispy kreme bread pudding

The end result was very rich and very sweet. Like incredibly sweet.

And the coffee-flavored rum was definitely a good choice.

You can find that recipe here – Caffeine Blast Rum Sauce.

But I’ve decided that Krispy Kremes just don’t make a good bread pudding.

Maybe you’ll feel differently.

Here’s my recipe for Coffee & Doughnuts Bread Pudding –

coffee rum sauce on bread pudding

Coffee & Doughnuts Bread Pudding (Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding)

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes

If you've got some stale Krispy Kreme's, then this decadent bread budding is a great way to put them to good use.


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 8 Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts, torn into 2-inch cubed pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the milk, vanilla, sugar, butter and salt to a small sauce pan and cook over low heat just until the butter melts. Then, remove from stove to cool.
  3. Grease a baking dish with butter and then fill it with the cubed Krispy Kremes. Spread the doughnuts evenly.
  4. Whisk in the eggs to the cooled milk mixture in the sauce pan. Then, pour the mixture evenly over the doughnuts.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes, or until you notice the custard appears set with a bit of wobble and the edges are browned.
  6. Serve warm with Caffeine Blast Rum sauce, or your preferred bread pudding topping.


  • For the best results, allow the doughnuts to soak in the milk-egg mixture for up to an hour. This results in the best custard setup.
  • Store in the refrigerator after cooled.
  • Reheat in the microwave before serving.
  • And of course, serve this with a piping hot cup of coffee cause that coffee-flavored rum sauce isn’t going to scratch that coffee itch.

    Though I didn’t have any in the kitchen, I think a dollop of fresh cream or whipped cream would be an excellent addition to this bread pudding.

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