Crock Pot Bread Pudding

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Crock Pot Bread Pudding is a simple loaf of bread, eggs, and other basic staples. Your whole family will love this crock pot dessert!

A bowl of bread pudding with vanilla ice cream on top

Make this dreamy slow cooker dessert recipe in just a few hours.

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

We are a busy gang, with six kids coming and going, a house in town, one on the lake, and two parents who have full-time professions. That said, we have learned to embrace the convenience factor in many facets of our lives, including when it comes to preparing food and feeding our boys.

It’s no wonder we love good easy slow cooker recipes, and with great desserts like this one, I always have to ask why it is that we don’t put this kitchen power player to good use more often.

Bread pudding is one of our go-to desserts. It’s simple to make and always delicious. Today’s recipe for slow cooker bread pudding, our apple bread pudding, and this condensed milk bread pudding are all easy and delicious dessert recipes!

Chunks of bread in a mixing bowl

This crock pot dessert is so simple to make even a kid can do it.

“…it’s fair to say that making dessert in a slow cooker just may be the way to go.”

How many times have we heard that simple is best?

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Bread, eggs, and a slow cooker; throw in a few other goodies, and you’ve got a warm and wonderful dessert, all with minimal effort.

How could this be any better?!

A crockpot with bread and raisins

Try this crock pot bread pudding today.

Dish of crock pot bread pudding.

Our kids love this slow cooker bread pudding.

Why we love this recipe

  • It’s easy with minimal effort and just a few everyday ingredients.
  • Turn your slow cooker on and let it do to work for you.
  • Throw a dollop of ice cream on this one, and it becomes a virtually perfect dessert.
two dishes of slow cooker bread pudding with ice cream.

Vanilla ice cream is optional with this slow cooker bread pudding, but highly recommended!

We’ve made desserts in the crock pot before, and our readers have loved the results!

Our Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake is one of the most viewed recipes on our site. Having been pinned over a quarter of a million times, it’s fair to say that making dessert in a slow cooker may be the way to go!

When I served this bread pudding, our 11-year-old foodie son, Isaiah, asked, “What makes this a pudding?” I thought this was a great question and so we did a little research on the history of this sweet creation.

“Almost a thousand years later and this form of dessert is still going strong.”

It turns out, bread pudding dates all the way back to the 11th century, when frugal cooks looked for frugal ways to use stale and leftover bread instead of letting it go to waste.

Almost a thousand years later and this form of dessert is still going strong.

Our kids loved this one, their parents loved this one, and our little chihuahua, Buddy, was fantasizing about loving this one.

Get your slow cooker out of the cupboard and make this a reality.

You’re going to love it too.  -Dan

Common recipe questions

Can I use stale bread for this Crock Pot Bread Pudding recipe?

Absolutely! Stale bread is actually ideal for bread pudding as it absorbs the liquid ingredients better, giving the pudding a rich and moist texture.

How long can I store the leftover bread pudding?

You can store the leftover bread pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just be sure to let it cool before storing.

My bread pudding looks a bit watery at the bottom. Did I do something wrong?

Not to worry! Sometimes, the liquid can settle at the bottom during cooking. Just give it a gentle stir before serving, and it should be perfectly delicious.


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Crock Pot Bread Pudding

4.66 from 35 votes
This slow cooker bread pudding is an easy Crock Pot Dessert that the whole family will love.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 loaf bread, cubed into 8 cups
  • 2 cups cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup raisins or currents, optional
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Pre-heat slow cooker to high setting.
  • Place cubed bread in large mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in medium size mixing bowl, whisk thoroughly.
  • Pour liquid ingredients over bread cubes, stir until bread is completely coated.
  • Transfer bread mixture into slow cooker, reduce heat to low.
  • Cook for 3 hours or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.



May substitute whole milk for cream.
For added texture and enhanced floor, place cubed bread under broiler in oven until toasted.


Calories: 446kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 178mg, Sodium: 255mg, Potassium: 275mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1170IU, Vitamin C: 1.3mg, Calcium: 106mg, Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Updated from Original Post of May 10, 2015

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