bread butter pudding recipe | baked eggless bread butter pudding

Bread butter pudding recipe with step by step photos – a baked pudding recipe made with whole wheat bread, butter and eggless custard sauce. i have also shared steamed no-bake Recipe of eggless caramel bread pudding.

The eggless custard is easy to make and this recipe can be used as a custard base for any recipe that involves custard. No custard powder is added to prepare the custard. The thickening agent added is corn starch or as we Indians call it – corn flour.

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bread butter pudding

The recipe method has been loosely adapted from the original recipe uses eggs, but since I know how to make an eggless custard sauce, I have used my own recipe to make the custard sauce.

I made the pudding with homemade whole wheat bread. I was experimenting with a different technique for whole wheat bread than the bread recipe that is already posted on the blog. The result was somewhat dense bread.

From half of the loaf, I made Bombay veg sandwiches and the remaining half I made the eggless pudding. I usually make this pudding with either homemade whole wheat bread or homemade brown bread as obviously they are more nutritious than white bread.

Bread butter pudding goes extremely well as a dessert in itself. You can top the pudding with chocolate sauce or caramel sauce, if you prefer. Sometimes I sprinkle brown sugar on top before baking the pudding (pic above). After getting baked there is a lovely aroma from the caramelized brown sugar.

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bread butter pudding

4.7 from 13 votes
Easy to prepare pudding with whole wheat bread, butter and eggless custard.
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 8 to 10 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread - about 350 grams of bread
  • 3 cups full fat whole milk
  • 6 tablespoon organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar - adjust as per your taste
  • 2 tablespoon heaped corn starch
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon butter at room temperature or as required
  • 3 teaspoon natural vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon artificial vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoon golden raisins (kishmish)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or demerara sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg (jaiphal powder)
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon powder (dalchini powder) - optional


  • Grease a rectangular or round pan with butter. You can also use medium to large ramekins for making the pudding.
  • Spread butter evenly on all the bread slices.
  • Slice them in small cubes, squares or rectangles.
  • Layered the bread buttered side up, in a greased baking tray.
  • Sprinkle the bottom layer with some raisins. Layer again with bread slices. Lastly again sprinkle some raisins on top and keep aside.
  • Now preheat your oven to 180 degrees c/356 degrees f.
  • In another broad pan or a sauce pan, mix milk, sugar and corn starch very well.
  • Keep the pan on a low flame and gently simmer this mixture, stirring often till the mixture thickens.
  • Make sure no lumps are formed. So you have to stir continuously.
  • Once the mixture is thickened, add vanilla extract, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder.
  • Stir and pour this eggless custard over the bread layer.
  • Dot with some butter on top.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar or demerara sugar evenly on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree c/356 degrees f for 35 to 40 mins (please check the notes section below for more details on baking time) , till the tooth pick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean and the pudding is set.
  • The top will also get browned.
  • Once the eggless bread butter pudding becomes warm or cools down, slice and serve.


Depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, the pudding might take less or more time than mentioned here. The temperature varies from oven to oven. So take your call and keep an eye. The benchmark is that the pudding should set firmly and a tooth pick inserted in the pudding should come out clean. If for some reason, the pudding is not set and still slightly runny, then continue to bake for some more time till it sets firmly.
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How to make bread butter pudding

1. Spread butter on the bread slices. Slice them in cubes, squares, triangles or rectangles. i chopped into small cubes. You can keep medium to large triangular or rectangular slices. since these were homemade bread, I have not sliced the crusts. You can if you prefer.

buttered bread for bread butter pudding recipe

2. layered the bread buttered side up, in a greased baking tray. Sprinkle the bottom layer with some raisins. Layer again with bread slices. Lastly again sprinkle some raisins on top and keep aside.

layered buttered slices to make bread butter pudding recipe

4. in another broad pan or a sauce pan, mix milk, sugar and corn starch very well.

mixture for making bread butter pudding recipe

5. Bring this mixture to a gentle simmer on a low flame. You just need to gently heat the custard sauce mixture and stir it often.

making bread butter pudding recipe

6. The sauce would start to thicken. Continue to stir so that no lumps are formed.

cooking the mixture to make bread pudding recipe

7. The consistency should be thick like that of a custard sauce.

making bread butter pudding recipe

8. Once the sauce is thickened, add vanilla extract and nutmeg powder.

adding nutmeg to make bread butter pudding recipe

9. stir and pour this eggless custard over the bread layer.

pour mixture - preparing bread butter pudding recipe

10. bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C/356 degrees F, for 35 to 40 mins (Please check notes in the recipe details for baking time), till the tooth pick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean and the pudding is set firmly. the top will also get browned. I had to use two baking pans for the pudding. This pudding can even be made in medium to large ramekins.

bake the eggless bread butter pudding

11. The baked eggless bread butter pudding below.

eggless bread butter pudding recipe

12. Let the pudding become warm or cool down and then slice and serve the eggless bread butter pudding.

eggless bread pudding, eggless bread butter pudding recipe

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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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36 comments/reviews

  1. Hello Dassana jii I just want to know what is an alternative to vanilla extract ?? In many other recipes of yours it has been used. And what is the difference between vanilla extract and essence ? Thanks a lot for your guidance ?

    • amandeep, an alternative would be to use vanilla beans. just slit a bean into two. scrape the tiny seeds and add them in the batter or the dessert you are preparing. vanilla extract is where the flavors of a vanilla bean are extracted in an alcohol base. vanilla essence has no real vanilla in it, but its artificially made with chemicals and flavoring agents. i prepare vanilla extract at home and have shared the recipe on the blog.

  2. can I use pressure cooker for this?

    • you can. but remove the whistle from the cooker.

  3. Hii. Your recipes are just too good. I hv a query abt the recipe that can i use custard powder. And i hv a microwave, can i make the pudding in it.

    • shruti, you can use custard powder. pudding can be baked in the convection mode of microwave but not in the microwave mode.

  4. Hi. I was googling for recipes and came across ur website. The recipes are amazing and easy and u have described it so well. I think this is the best recipe website I hav ever hine through. I cant stop reading ur recipes.
    In this recipe, instead of d eggless sauce, can I use custard? If yes, how

    • thanks a lot sadhana. yes you can use custard. but just make sure that the custard is not thick.

  5. Best eggless recipes ever5 stars

    • thanks ameena

  6. plz tell me , mere pass microwave convection oven ha , to convection me bake kre .??

    • diksha, yes you can bake in convection mode.

  7. Recipe looks yummy. I would like to try out this recipe. Can advice how to make eggless vanilla bread pudding sauce.

    • thanks vasantha, do you mean eggless custard sauce?

  8. Excellent recipe especially for those with egg allergies! I spread marmalade on the bread for extra zest.. Thanks for the inspiration!5 stars

    • welcome sola. glad to read your feedback.

  9. is it necessary to bake the pudding in microwave or oven can be used???

    • this pudding is baked in an OTG and not microwave oven.

  10. i loved ur recipe.can i make it with fresh cream instead of butter on stove top? very eager to make this yummy tummy filling. pls reply me4 stars

    • not sure how it would be. the whole cooking technique will change.

  11. Thank you so much! I really was looking for an eggless version. Il try it tomorrow 😀4 stars

    • welcome kamya

  12. The pudding was delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. I never knew we can make puddings without eggs.4 stars

    • welcome dhanya

  13. hi Dassana i will b tryig this recipe soon……just a quick query …can i substitute something else for raisins in the puddig recipe as i m not a big fan of raisins..
    Thanks again for the lovely recipes and always replying to the queries 🙂

    • you can add chironji in the pudding. even chopped cashews would be fine.

  14. Hi Dassana…simply love your blog…m addicted to it now…not a single day goes without reading ur recipies…hav made few of them… and your recipes never let me down…Hats off to you..

    • thanks a lot minal 🙂

  15. Hi Dasanna
    Oh its looking so nice..
    It should be try.
    Another important thing that its covered with pictures so I’ll be very easy to make.
    Thanks. .5 stars

    • welcome shahi.

  16. Hi Dassana
    Where can one buy vanilla extract ? I just purchased a bottle from which was quite expensive, any other suggestions ?
    Thanks !

    • if you live in india, then vanilla extract is difficult to get. if you get also, it will be expensive as it will be an imported one. i have an american one got from america by a friend. vanilla extract can be made at home with vanilla beans and vodka. i know the method. so will add a diy post soon.

  17. Bread pudding always brings in nostalgic memories of my late grandmother. She used to make the best puddings……now I am tempted to make for my kids….tempting clicks as usual.

    • thanks nisa.

  18. That first picture is just AMAZING! From the photos I can tell how yummy the pudding must be 🙂 My mom tried making this many years back and it was not good. The taste was OK but we used store brought sliced bread which is too soft (since we were in Bombay, we used Wibs bread) it became a very soggy mess. Home made bread must be giving it a good texture.

    • thanks preeti. i think any bread should work. i used to make a similar pudding with eggs with store brought bread. but never had any issues. it also depends on whether you mash the bread or keep it sliced.