Cinnamon Chip Bread Pudding

This Amish Style Bread Pudding is so delicious and spicy with creamy cinnamon chips. It's a perfect fall dessert, perfect with a steaming cup of coffee. #WomenLivingWell #amishdesserts #easydesserts #breadpudding

This week’s poll on Janelle’s “Comfy in the Kitchen” blog…asked “ What kind of recipes do you like the best?” The most popular answer was…..homemade! (with a close second to quick and easy) I also had some requests for economical (amen to that!). Here is the perfect recipe for ALL 3 of those requests! Best of all, you probably have most, if not all, of these ingredients on hand at all times! This traditional Amish- style bread pudding is absolutely delicious… The smell of it baking will draw your family into the kitchen with anticipation! Even better is the warm vanilla milk that is poured on top after it is fresh out of the oven. You will never want to throw out day-old buns, rolls, or bread again, especially when you know what potential they can live out! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Bread Pudding: Half & Half (you may substitute milk), bread (I used rolls), vanilla, sugar, eggs, butter, ground nutmeg and cinnamon chips (if you do not have these, you may sprinkle on cinnamon)

Pour Half & Half into a pot on med-high heat, add butter and let simmer (do not boil)

In a separate bowl add eggs, nutmeg and sugar and mix well

Add your warm milk/butter mixture and mix well again

Rip bread into small cubes and place in a lightly “pammed” casserole dish and cover evenly with mixture

This Amish Style Bread Pudding is so delicious and spicy with creamy cinnamon chips. It's a perfect fall dessert, perfect with a steaming cup of coffee. #WomenLivingWell #amishdesserts #easydesserts #breadpudding

Sprinkle with cinnamon chips (if you don’t have these, sprinkle with cinnamon)

Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 30 mins

Start your Vanilla Milk Topping: Heat butter in a saucepan, then whisk in flour to make a paste

Add milk, vanilla and sugar and let simmer until it thickens

This Amish Style Bread Pudding is so delicious and spicy with creamy cinnamon chips. It's a perfect fall dessert, perfect with a steaming cup of coffee. #WomenLivingWell #amishdesserts #easydesserts #breadpudding

After 30 mins is over, take off the foil and bake for another 15 mins until set and lightly browned on top

Remove from oven and pour warm vanilla milk over top

This Amish Style Bread Pudding is so delicious and spicy with creamy cinnamon chips. It's a perfect fall dessert, perfect with a steaming cup of coffee. #WomenLivingWell #amishdesserts #easydesserts #breadpudding

Serve fresh and piping hot out of the oven! Those buns didn’t know their potential until this very moment!! Enjoy!!!

Cinnamon Chip Bread Pudding w/ Warm Vanilla Milk Topping

(Serves 6)

Bread Pudding

2 cups Half&Half (you may substitute milk)

2 Tbsp butter

3 eggs

1/3 cup sugar

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups of bread, torn into small pieces

A handful of cinnamon chips to sprinkle over top (you may substitute cinnamon to sprinkle). Pour Half & Half and butter in saucepan on med-high heat, let simmer (do not boil). Beat eggs, nutmeg, and vanilla in separate bowl.

Add warm milk and butter mixture and beat well.

Tear bread into small pieces and place in a prepared casserole dish.

Pour mixture over top and sprinkle with cinnamon chips.

Cover with foil and bake @350 for 30 mins.

Take foil off and bake an additional 15 mins.

Warm Vanilla Milk

1 cup milk

¼ cup butter

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1Tbsp flour

½ tsp salt

Melt butter, add flour to make a paste.

Whisk in the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt.

Let boil for 5 mins stirring constantly until it thickens into a syrup.

Pour over warm bread pudding and serve warm. Enjoy!

Walk with the King!


*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


  1. did you say ? that this dish when eaten with "girlfriends" is fat free…you did didnt you.. it is is'nt it…because theres one already in the oven..god bless

  2. This recipe looks amazing–I'm so glad that Courtney decided to bring you along; you're a blessing to her and her readers!! Not that I've ever looked for them before, but I don't recall seeing cinnamon chips at the normal grocery stores…. are they at the local Giant Eagle in the baking isle or should I go to a specialty store?

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words! I purchase my cinnamon chips at a local market called Beiler's- it is a year round farmers market..they package all spices,flour, baking chips, etc in plain plastic bags. If you can't find the chips, regular cinnamon would work perfectly! To the previous comment- LOL! if you drink a "diet coke" with the bread pudding it cancels out ALL the calories! haha! Bless you Ladies! ~Janelle

  4. I'm doing Dairy with my culinary students at school right now and we've been talking about how to cook milk and not scorch, get scum, or boil over and I needed another recipe… I think this one will do well!!!

  5. This looks amazing. If I show my husband this recipe he'll do one of three things, or maybe all three:

    1. Faint
    2. Ask me to make it yesterday
    3. Pack up and move to Ohio.


  6. Ladies, Please NOTE: There is 1/3 cup of sugar in the bread pudding- see photo. Thank you!!! I must have left it out of the recipe on accident. ~Janelle

  7. Darlene- #3 is the best option! I think I have some other ladies who would agree! lol! Kristin, you are so welcome!

  8. Made this tonight and the whole family LOVED it–I will never throw bread away again!! Thanks for such great recipes ladies: )

  9. Janes, thank you for the update! LOL, I am the same way- I look at day-old bread in an entirely different light! ha!

  10. So yummy!Now I know what I'm making over the weekend!!

    Thanks for the incredible recipe and your insightful, godly blog.

    In Him,

  11. Can this be baked, frozen, re-heated and then the vanilla milk added?

    I have bread to make it right now, but I can't actually use it right now. I thought if I could make and freeze, I'd have a quick and easy dessert (or breakfast!) for the near future. Not that I could stand knowing it was in the freezer for too very long, because I really want to make it and eat it NOW!

  12. Barbara,
    I have never frozen this particular recipe before, but my suggestion would be to allow it to cool, then wrap in plastic wrap, then in foil, then freeze it. I am a little concerned about it being "tough" or chewy after you warm it to put the sauce on it, but there is no harm in trying. It sure would be soo good for breakfast! MMMmm!

  13. I couldn't find cinamon chips at Walmart…was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how butterscotch chips would taste in this?

  14. Julie, I would recommend sprinkling with cinnamon if you can't find the cinnamon chips…it will taste almost exactly the same. If you would like to try out butterscotch, I am all for new things! They will melt differently than the cinnamon chips…as they are creamier than the cinnamon chips (which melt chalky- the only way I can think to describe) Let me know how it works out my Friend!!! Love, Janelle

  15. I made this last week with leftover cinnamon rasin bread I had made in my brand new bread maker! 🙂 It was so good! It was great because I had all the ingredients at home already (minus the cinnamon chips, i just used cinnamon)! Those are my favorite kind of recipes

  16. What a lovely twist on bread pudding. I wish we could get cinnamon chips here in England, but I'll just use cinnamon instead. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe!

  17. Yum, I finally found those cinnamon chips too and have begun using them in recipes. With those in the bread pudding, I know it would taste fantastic.

  18. Thanks for the updates Ladies…you are so encouraging to me! So glad you enjoyed this recipe…I have a hard time throwing away bread now! lol! Sometimes I just make this and give it away in a throw away pan to show God's love..I always have all the ingredients! ~Janelle

  19. I just made this again (kinda)! My daughter made pancakes and I made the "grav" as our topper since we were out of syrup 🙂 I think the kids liked it better! Thank the chef for sharing her recipe!

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