Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Gluten-free Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerer


Krista made me do it!


Okay, Krista wrote me and asked me if I'd ever made gluten-free bread pudding. A friend of hers who is celiac like me was wondering. I hadn't, but I remember loving bread pudding, so I did a deep dive on the web and found a blog FEARLESS DINING that is truly gorgeous and packed with gluten-free recipes! It was so pretty, I had to trust that the recipes were good.

So I tried this one and, lo and behold, it's delicious.  The vanilla sauce  adds a lovely touch.  I think mine should have been thinner, but it's the flavor that counts.  I'll work on presentation next time.

FYI, I didn't have all the ingredients she recommended (coconut or almond milk), so I tweaked using  regular milk, and it worked out just fine. If you'd like to be faithful to the original recipe, go to Fearless's blog RECIPE and follow along.

Thank you Krista's friend for your query. Because of you, I've found a new go-to recipe that is really EASY to make and yummy.

gluten-free Bread Pudding Recipe

3 cups gluten-free bread cubes * see my trick below
4 eggs
2 cups almond or coconut milk (*I used regular milk)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
dash salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.  Butter an 8x8 baking dish.

Cut the crusts off a loaf of Glutino (or your preference) gluten-free breads.  Cube the crusts.  You can save the leftover bread to use in another recipe.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs and milk.  Add in the cinnamon, butter, sugar, and salt.

Add bread cubes and mix. Allow to sit for 20 minutes so the breads absorbs most of the liquid. Stir every 5 minutes.

Pour the mixture into a baking dish. 

Bake 20-25 minutes until cooked.  (I needed 25 minutes.)

*My loaf of bread crusts made 4 cups of bread cubes. If you want, you could use all of these in the recipe, but I followed the website’s guidelines and just used 3 heaping cups.   So I made croutons with the rest of the bread cubes.  I figure about 8-10 pieces plus heels of bread might make 3 cups.


1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
1 slice of lemon (rind still on)
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Add a little bit of the boiling water and stir.  Then add the rest of the water, the slice of lemon, butter, and vanilla.  Simmer over really low heat for 8-10 minutes, until it thickens.  (I might have overcooked mine because it really thickened. I think it should be syrupy, not jelly-like.  But it’s delicious!)


I sauteed the croutons in butter in a saucepan, then spread them on this baking sheet. While I made the vanilla sauce, I baked them at 350 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes. Perfect! Yum.

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  1. Bread pudding always sounds so tempting.
    This is a great offering for all those GF people out there.

    1. Thanks, Libby. I think this would also taste wonderful with apple or pears, peeled and sliced really finely, and added to the recipe. It kept well in the fridge, too. So pleased with the result. ~ Daryl

  2. How timely! We ate out last night to celebrate our anniversary. My husband picked out New Orleans bread pudding for his dessert. With a hard sauce, of course!

  3. This sounds great! I was looking for an easy gf bread pudding and now I have it! I'm going to add blueberries to mine! Thanks for the recipe.