Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

April 30, 2012

Chocolate chip bread pudding

Need a ultra simple dessert that comes together in a matter of minutes and also doubles up as comfort food? This throw-it-together dessert might help: creamy bread pudding with chocolate chips. [Uh, sorry, those don’t look like chocolate chips because in my enthusiasm of getting my hands on a sack of chocolate after over a month, I think I added too many for it to look like chocolate chip pudding. So it’s slices of brioche oozing with melted chocolate in between.]

This bread pudding is super easy, I practically just tossed the ingredients together without really bothering to follow a recipe at it turned out pretty darn well: Soak a day old (or more) bread in the custard mixture, let it absorb it all, then place it in a dish. Stuff chocolate chips or chunks, whatever you prefer, between slices of moist bread. Bake for 15 minutes. And if that’s not enough, pour some chocolate sauce over it.

Chocolate chip bread pudding

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

5 minutes

20 minutes

Yield: 2


  • 5-6 slices of a day old bread, thickly cut (I used brioche)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4th cup full fat cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (I used Callebaut 70% cacao)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, cream and vanilla sugar.
  3. Dip the slice of bread into this egg mixture leave it in for a few seconds on each side.
  4. Place the slices of bread vertically in a baking dish (just as you would were you pretending to place it back like a loaf in the pan)
  5. Next, slip the chocolate chips between the slices of bread. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Time to eat!

A delicious variation: Use spoonfuls of Nutella in between slices of bread. YUM.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marnely Rodriguez April 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Yum, this looks like the ultimate quick comforting dessert!


2 Spencer May 1, 2012 at 4:29 AM

Looks awesome! I would love to try some. Its making my stomach rumble!


3 Ananya May 1, 2012 at 6:36 AM

I think I have seen this pudding on Nigella’s show!


4 Ariana May 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Yikes, all your desserts look delicious and unhealthy!


5 Maria May 2, 2012 at 4:53 AM

Hi Shaheen what chocolate do they use for baking at le cordon bleu while teaching? I use felchlin or e guittard and I am curious to know how they compare ? Have u used either of the above ? Thanks


6 The Purple Foodie May 9, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Hi Maria! We use Callebaut at school. I’ve only used Callebaut and Valrhona, not the ones you mentioned.


7 Sharan May 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM

You finally posted a recipe on chocolate chip bread pudding…thank you thank you!!!


8 The Purple Foodie May 4, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Hahah YES! : )


9 Sarah May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Thanks for the Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding recipe.
I’ll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
If you don’t mind, can I submit your Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding photo in ?
It’s a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you’d like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.


10 Karishma May 4, 2012 at 6:15 AM

I love that its so quick and easy to whip this up. But can we use regular white bread? and what is another substitute for vanilla sugar?


11 The Purple Foodie May 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Of course you can. I used whatever I had lying around. When using sliced white bread, I suggest soaking two sliced together to make it on thick slice and then slipping the chocolate in between two other slices that you soak.

Sub for vanilla sugar: regular sugar, sugar + vanilla bean innards, or 1/2tsp extract mixed in with the liquids.


12 Sarah Bentley May 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

This is fantastic! I couldn’t believed that I could still use those left over breads in the kitchen. Surely my nephews will love this new taste of dessert. Mmm, I guess I know some tableware that best use when serving this mouthwatering Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding


13 kosher food florida May 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I just loved it..It seems so delicious and i am surely gonna try it…Its simple and easy..


14 NewbieBaker May 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Looks delicious! How big is your baking dish?


15 The Purple Foodie June 10, 2012 at 4:58 PM

This one’s about 6inches x 2.5 inches.


16 Kruti May 27, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Any substitute for egg that can be used?


17 Shweta Rai May 30, 2012 at 9:45 AM


thanks to your blog i am able to impress sooo many ppl with my cookinng!! :) :)
All your recepies are so well written and clear. and to top it off the end result it ALWAYS awesome….!!!
Thank you for being so kind to share your recepies with us.
Also can you tell me where can i get my hands on callebaut chocolate in Mumbai


18 Veera May 31, 2012 at 7:48 AM

This looks fantastic and I cant wait to try it.. However my husbands vegetarian so could you recommend a substitute for the egg? I do have egg replacer / supplement (cant remember the brand) .. would that work? Thanks!


19 The Purple Foodie June 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Sorry, haven’t used it, so can’t be sure.


20 CS June 9, 2012 at 4:36 PM



21 rahma December 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

where do u buy the brioche from ??… what is it called in hindi ?? pls reply :) and where do u get Callebaut in mumbai ?


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