Don’t let those uneaten glazed donuts go unused, instead turn them into this delicious Leftover Donut Bread Pudding. You can even freeze leftover donuts until you have enough to make this yummy dessert.
Leftover donuts have never tasted this good. The original of this Leftover Donut Bread Pudding recipe was posted on Barbara’s first blog – Frugalista Farm Life.
Barbara is definitely channeling our Grandma K when she make this dish. Our grandma was the queen of frugal living. A child of the Depression, she did not waste ANYTHING!
Grandma’s frugal gene was passed to Barbara – her youngest grandchild – a quality that she is proud of even if we (her family) gives her a hard time about it. Barbara now lives in our grandparent’s house on our family’s farm. Many of the plates, bowls and baking dishes (like the one above) were our grandma’s and Barbara still loves using them when cooking for her family.
Leftover Donut Bread Pudding
Whenever Barbara has leftover stale donuts or Papa John’s bread sticks or even biscuits, she cuts them up in small pieces and throws them in a resealable bag and tosses the bag in the freezer.
When she has about 6 cups, she makes this delicious bread pudding. The glazed donuts make it sweet enough that you don’t even need a sauce or glaze.
- 6 cups stale, glazed donuts, cut into chunks
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray either an 8 x 8-inch baking dish or 1 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add donut chunks to dish; pour melted butter over top and lightly mix.
- Mix together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; pour on top of donuts. Allow donuts to soak up wet mixture for 5 minutes, making sure all donut chunks have soaked up some of the milk mixture.
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 25 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.