Easy croissant bread pudding recipe made with croissants and Nutella hazelnut spread. Jump to the Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
If I were stuck on an island and allowed one thing from my kitchen it would absolutely be Nutella. If Adam and I were stuck on an island together and he had one thing from our kitchen, I would make him choose Nutella. Nutella is a wonderful thing, especially when you slather it on croissants then bake in a creamy custard base until it reaches what can only be described as sinful.
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How to Make Bread Pudding with Croissants
This croissant bread pudding is very simple to make and can easily be adapted to your favorite ingredients.
Start by slicing croissants in half then generously slather Nutella onto one side. Put the halves back together to make a sandwich. If you don’t have Nutella in the house, try this homemade chocolate peanut butter — it’s delicious).
Cut the sandwiches into smaller pieces then add to a baking dish along with some nuts for crunch. Then make the custard by whisking eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar and a little salt.
Pour the custard over the croissant pieces then push everything down into the baking dish so that the croissants absorb as much custard as they can. After some time in the oven, the bread pudding will be golden brown and delicious.
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Recipe updated, originally posted November 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe
If you do not have croissants, brioche, Challah and even French bread work well. Try to use bread that is 1 to 2 days old when making bread pudding, older bread will absorb more of the custard.
You Will Need
3 croissants, preferably 1 to 2 days old
3/4 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
1/4 cup chopped nuts such as hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts
2 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup sugar
1Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or butter a 2-quart baking dish.
2Slice croissants in half lengthwise then slather one side with Nutella. Put the halves back together to make sandwiches and cut into 2-inch pieces then add to the baking dish. Scatter top with nuts.
3Whisk eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar, and the salt together then pour over the sandwich pieces. Gently push down the croissants so the custard starts to absorb.
4Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake, uncovered, until the bread pudding is golden brown, has risen slightly and the liquid has bee completely absorbed, about 10 minutes.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- If you do not have Nutella, try this homemade chocolate peanut butter or use regular peanut butter.
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Wow. I initially chose this recipe because it was the easiest in terms of not needing softened cream cheese or soaking overnight. This will be the only one I make. I made it as directed and then drizzled caramel sauce over the top for serving. I have one kid who says she doesn’t like Nutella but I didn’t hear anything about that when she ate it. 😊
Just made this with egg whites and oat milk. Really, really good. A keeper.
I made this it was easy to make, and very yummy. Can I freeze it?
Hi Susan, We are glad you enjoyed the recipe. Yes, this can be frozen.
I made this with stale sandwich rolls. It was so Delicious!! I’m obsessed and crave it constantly LOL
Hi! I’ve made this recipe countless times, it is so wonderful! I’ve been asked to make this for 30 people (yikes!) I was wondering if you have had any luck with making a large batch like this? If so any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for the great recipe 🙂
Hot diggity dog! That was such a flippin (excuse my French) good bread pudding. It made me cry out of happiness, like when you when walk outside in the early morning and hear your horse neigh and it sounds like God’s voice. Thank you for sharing <3
I just baked it and it barely lasted 5min with my family of 6 before it was all gone! I doubled the recipe and added fresh blueberries; used diced almonds and whipping cream instead of heavy cream. Turned out heavenly! Tks! 😀