Breakfast or dessert? We’re not sure, but either way this Nutella Bread pudding is delicious. It’s easy to make and packed with chocolaty, nutty flavors. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any time, really!
Why This Nutella Bread Pudding Is So Good
- Great for breakfast or dessert.
- Just 10 mins prep.
- Full of buttery, chocolaty and nutty flavors.
- The perfect easy Thanksgiving dessert.
How To Make This Nutella Bread Pudding – Step by Step
Start by slicing 3 croissants in half then generously slather Nutella onto one side. Put the halves back together to make a sandwich.
If you dare to continue, cut the Nutella sandwiches into smaller pieces, make them about 2-inches in size.
Toss the sandwich pieces into a small baking dish along with a handful of pecan halves (you could substitute with walnuts, hazelnuts or not add nuts at all, we just enjoyed the extra crunch).
Add 2 eggs and cream to a bowl, this is the start of the custard base. For depth of flavor, add some vanilla extract. Then, some salt — salt is a wonderful thing when making sweeter recipes, especially those with chocolate. Just as salt helps with enhancing flavor in savory dishes, it helps here, too. Finally, add some sugar and whisk everything together.
Pour the custard over the sandwich pieces and nuts. Then push everything down, smooshing the croissants slightly, this just helps them absorb that custard even more.
To bake, cover the bread pudding with foil for about 30 minutes, remove it then bake an additional 10 minutes or so until golden brown on top, the bread pudding has risen slightly and the liquid has all been absorbed.
Serve with ice cream or just as is out of the baking dish with spoons.
An Easy Bread Pudding
Can’t help but share this recipe with you – because it just screams Thanksgiving dessert! Use store-bought croissants (day old works best) and the rest is a cinch. My buds and two people who do so much for me at SK that I couldn’t possibly imagine life without ’em.
This Nutella Bread Pudding really is ridiculously easy to toss together! Just 10 mins prep and then in the oven for 40 mins, done!
Nutella Bread Pudding – A Delicious Dessert (Or Breakfast)
Who amongst us can resist? Not only is this bread pudding piled mile-high with flaky croissants, it’s smothered with the chocolate-hazelnut indulgence of Nutella. Soaked with a creamy custard, baked to a golden perfection, it has the perfect balance of sweetness.
Can This Nutella Bread Pudding Be Frozen?
Yes! Frozen bread pudding, baked ahead of time, will keep for 2 to 3 months in the freezer (cool the dish in the refrigerator before setting it in the freezer)… After thawing, reheat frozen bread pudding either in the oven or microwave in the same way you would leftover bread pudding.
Especially if you’re planning this for Thanksgiving, making it ahead of time could free up the kitchen.
Top Tips For Nutella Bread Pudding
- This recipe doubles nicely if you’re serving more than 2 people.
- If you do not have croissants on hand, brioche, Challah and even French bread or a baguette will work well.
- Try to use bread that is 1-2 days old when making bread pudding, older bread will absorb more of the custard.
- Serve with ice cream!
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Adam and Joanne from Inspired Taste created this recipe!
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Nutella Bread Pudding
- 3 croissants preferably 1-2 days old
- 3/4 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup pecan halves
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Slice each croissant in half lengthwise then slather one side with Nutella. Put the halves back together to make sandwiches and cut into 2-inch pieces.
- Add sandwich pieces and pecans to a small baking dish (suggested: 10-inch x 5-inch loaf pan).
- To make the custard, add eggs, cream, vanilla extract, salt and sugar to a medium bowl and whisk until combined.
- Pour the custard over the sandwich pieces then gently push down the bread so the custard starts to absorb.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes then remove the foil and continue to bake uncovered for about 10 minutes until the bread pudding is golden brown, has risen slightly and the liquid has bee completely absorbed. Let cool and then sprinkle on powdered sugar to finish.
I just eat that stuff out of the jar
Nutella is love! Surely going to bake this weekend.
Great recipe! Thank you! Simple to do and beautiful to serve.
Loved this recipe! Turned out a real pleaser with my family. I highly recommend making it!
These are a few of my favorite things ….❤
I celebrated my birthday there on Friday night and had the Nutella Bread Pudding (and Doughnuts not pictured). Both desserts were incredible!!!
I’m sure someone is using this incredible recipe and doesn’t put a credit for you
Hi Mila! Thanks for noticing! Adam and Joanne used to work for me at Steamy Kitchen and this was one of the recipes they created for me 🙂 jaden
Can I substitute the heavy cream with half and half?
Haven’t made it with half and half, only with heavy cream. But since it’s bread pudding, I’m sure it will be fine!
It being that tomorrow is World Nutella Day, I feel a bread pudding baking session coming on…
Cor that’s so cheeky
Hi, if I want to add in rum and cinnamon powder, at what stage should I add them in and in what portion? Thanks for your help!
OMG that looks soo delicious will need to make at next family gathering !! I have already shared with 4 people !! Thanks !
can i substitute the cream with fat free yogurt?
Yes you can (but it won’t taste the same. the yogurt will have a tang)
Can we make the custard with the ready made custard powder? Or do you have any substitute for eggs?
Can’t wait to make it ^^
Can I triple this recipe? Or would it be better to do two batches?
I would do this in 2 batches.
“1/2 cup sugarpowdered sugar” Is that the sugar for the custard? Or to sprinkle at the end?
The 1/2 granulated sugar is part of the recipe. The powdered sugar is for sprinkling at the end.
is it possible to make this the day before and refrigerate it and put in the oven the next day? i used brioche chocolate chip bread. thanks for the recipe.
Yes, just heat it back in the oven.
Since Nutella contains hazlenuts, couldn’t I add more to this instead of the pecans ?
Made this tonight with left over bread, came out perfectly. Thanks!
How much left over bread did you use?
3 large croissants were used in the recipe.
This was absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for posting!!
Great recipe. I will be trying this. I learned a lesson that you are never to old to learn something new. I am going to try this on my grand kids. The perfect end to their meal They will love it Thanks!!!!!
I bet a smidge of Frangelico liqueur would go well with that.
I just made this but substituted the croissants for unused bread and the result was delicious!!! Will definitely be making again seeing as we waste so much bread.
I will be trying this
Omg, I love this idea. My boys will love it too.
Is there any substitude for eggs?
I have made bread pudding without eggs, Ive also made with a bit of old fashioned pudding mix, but i am not sure if they have eggs in there or not
love this taught be how to make bread pudding
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
I’ve gotta say that is one of the best and easiest desserts I’ve made in years. I doubled it for my husband and I. 2 days later it’s gone. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it didn’t matter. I can’t take any to share at work, it wouldn’t get out of the house.
Simply yummy yummy, just finished 30 mins ago, I can not believe how good it’s smelled when I took it out from the oven.
I double it since I know my hubby will finish it all by himself, so I taste it and I can trully say that this dessert is for every occasion, please dont wait for thanksgivin to indulge youlself.
Hi ladies, I really want to try this. But what is heavy cream? Havent seen that in Australia.
Use the cream that has the most fat content.
I have only one concern — will I be able to stop eating the Nutella croissant sandwiches long enough to make the pudding?
I made this tonight – it is delicious. Thanks so much
When I worked at a bakery this is what I would always do with the leftover croissants. I used chocolate chips instead of nutella. Sometimes I would dot the top with preserves or marmalade. Whenever I made it my guy ate the whole thing in one night. 🙂
I’d eat the whole thing in one night too!
omg i just made this today and it was nothing but melt in your mouth goodness. best bread pudding i have ever had! EVER
You just rang my bell with this one! Can’t wait to make it!
I saw this recipe and decided, last minute, that it would be one of my desserts for Thanksgiving. I quadrupled the amount and had some for breakfast, as well. I had to use french bread instead croissants, but all was well. My wife says that I will have to make it more often. It was even better the next day.
Goodness ME!!! Oh yes please thank you and then some!!!
This is such an inspired idea. I would have never thought to do this. I have never tried Nutella before but I think I need to jump on the bandwagon soon. People just rave about it.
oohhh..la…la! (Note to self) next time I go shopping pick up Nutella!
Oh my goodness… this sounds delicious! My hubby loves nutella.. I’ll have to make this one for him.
My 3 yr old loves Nutella… he will go crazy for this stuff, I am serioulsy going to attempt this!!! I’m fairly new in the kitchen, so I hope this is as easy as 1…2…3… coz that’s all i’m good for (hehehe).
Oh my goodness,this is absolutely divine! How can I resist not making this? Must try this one for family brunch. Thanks, Jaden!
We usually keep our cupboards stocked with nutella. This would be a great idea for thanksgiving desert and seems yummy.
I may have just found Christmas morning’s breakfast!
OMG. I think I just had a foodgasm. Will make this weekend. Promise!
Jaden, you evil, evil woman. I’m already trying to figure out a hard sauce for it. I’m thinking something with Kahlua.
I might just have my Thanksgiving dessert picked out! Yum, but holy calories. It’s just once a year, right?
What a great idea, I love it!
I love this idea! I am hosting Thanksgiving for the first time and this would be a perfect, simple dish! Thank you!
Wow. This looks unbelievable — I don’t think it gets any better carbs, nutella and heavy cream! This is definitely on the menu the next time I have guests!
Looks AMAZING and really easy! And yes, please keep on sharing your fabulous recipes. Love Nutella.
Awesome idea!! Nutella & croissants alone are amazing..cant imagine it as a bread pudding!! Yum 🙂
Wow I must make this soon! Looks amazing 🙂
Nutella is my new boyfriend.
Holy Nutella, Batman! This looks fabulous!
I don’t know that I would be willing to share for Thanksgiving, so I must do a trial run for ME first!
Oh my. That looks and sounds so good. We are big Nutella fans.
Having friends for dinner tomorrow night – I think I’m going to have to make this!!!!!!
Wow…this is so good. It is simple, sweet and delicious. So I can have dessert more often from now on. 🙂
are you f*!#*&$ serious???? i’m going to make mine with slivered almonds.
I think I love you. Scratch that, I do. Holy yum!
I love how you kept the pecans whole. How you’ve sandwiched the Nutella. How the cream stays simple. 🙂 Yum
OMFG. i’m making it just to eat it all myself! MUHAHAH!
Amazing! Nuetella makes everythng better and I already love bread pudding. Makes me want to stay home from the office and make this NOW!