Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe

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.

Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe

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.

How to Make Bread Pudding with Croissants and Nutella

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).

Spread the Nutella

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 in the custard

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

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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.

Makes approximately 4 servings

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


    Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or butter a 2-quart baking dish.

    Slice 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.

    Whisk 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.

    Cover 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

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AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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48 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Matt July 27, 2012, 10:03 am

    I used dried sour cherries instead of pecans,(I’m one of those folks that can never have enough sweet), and it worked wonderfully!

  • beta July 25, 2012, 10:20 pm

    Hi, i would like to know what kind of cream you used for this recipe!

    thanks 🙂

    • inspiredtaste July 29, 2012, 3:53 pm

      “heavy” or “whipping cream” work great

  • Brittney April 11, 2012, 12:18 am

    I have to say this one of my new favorite recipes. I made a double batch last Sunday for Easter and my family could not stop themselves from finishing it! I’ve made it a handful of times already and everyone who tries it loves it. Such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Joanne April 11, 2012, 11:18 am

      awesome! we are so happy everyone loved it 🙂

  • ChefTC February 11, 2012, 2:03 pm

    I just made it! I used walnuts and milk, instead of pecans and cream. It came out great!!! DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

    • Adam February 11, 2012, 6:40 pm

      Walnuts are a fantastic idea!

  • Nancy Long February 2, 2012, 10:35 am

    Made it last night (doubled the recipe) – hubby and neighbors had two helpings. we were all drooling. Asked hubby what he wanted for breakfast, he said Nutella Bread Pudding! lol

    • inspiredtaste February 2, 2012, 11:21 am

      A double batch? That is dangerous, Nancy 🙂 So glad you liked it!


  • Nancy Long January 28, 2012, 10:39 am

    going to Costco tomorrow and def getting croissants and new jar of Nutella

  • Jennifer January 27, 2012, 10:23 pm

    Droolworthy! Am going to make for Valentine’s dinner.

  • Jolene December 29, 2011, 12:13 pm

    Made this for Christmas and promptly ate half of it, as in I didn’t even eat any other food….just this….

    I will never do normal bread pudding again.

  • Keala December 1, 2011, 7:49 am

    Looks delicious & will definitely try this as I love Nutella!

  • Stef November 20, 2011, 8:35 pm

    This is a must try! Looks amazing. By cream you mean heavy cream or half & half? Thanks for this wonderful recipe, it’s a keeper!!!

    • Joanne November 20, 2011, 8:52 pm

      Heavy cream or whipping cream would work great — we have not tried it, but we think half and half would work great, too.
      -Adam and Joanne

  • Cookbook Queen November 4, 2011, 9:55 am

    This is bread pudding perfection!! Love how you spread the nutella on the croissants before cutting them up. Looks amazing!

    • Joanne November 7, 2011, 8:44 am

      Thanks, you could always add the nutella to the custard, but then it would be a much darker color and not as pretty (although just as delish)

  • JulieD November 2, 2011, 10:21 am

    Holy heck…y’all did it. I’m pinning this because I have to try this.

    • inspiredtaste November 2, 2011, 10:30 am

      You must try it — all you will need is one spoon, we give permission to forgo sharing.

  • Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon November 2, 2011, 8:29 am

    I am experiencing a severe case of breakfast envy right now. My cottage cheese and canadian bacon is nowhere near as sexy as Nutella bread pudding.

  • Jessica November 1, 2011, 9:56 pm

    You guys are evil geniuses. Seriously.

  • JavelinWarrior November 1, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I love nutella, although I’d never thought of adding it to bread pudding – but how could chocolate and hazelnuts NOT help anything? 😉


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