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Microwave Bread Pudding

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Microwave Bread Pudding Recipe

Looking for something warm, sweet, and satisfying to end your meal? "Instant" bread pudding goes from inspiration to "Ahhh..." in just 5 minutes.

At a glance

1 large or 2 small servings
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1 cup cubed bread; fresh, or just slightly stale; about 1 1/2 to 2 slices bread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, dried fruit, cinnamon, or the garnish of your choice


  1. Put the bread in a fairly shallow, single-serving, microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour over the bread in the bowl, stirring gently to combine.
  3. Stir in chips or dried fruit. And/or sprinkle with cinnamon, cinnamon-sugar, or nutmeg.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute, uncovered. Check and see if it's still liquid. If it is, microwave in 30-second bursts, till pudding is cooked all the way to the center; the very center can still look a bit uncooked, but it shouldn't be liquid.
  5. Remove from the microwave. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup or melted caramel or fudge sauce or... Serve warm; whipped cream or ice cream are always welcome.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 214g
  • Servings Per Batch 1
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 390
  • Calories from Fat 100
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 195mg
  • Sodium 330mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 38g
  • Protein 13g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.