Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding

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If you want an incredible bread pudding, you have to try this Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding. This is like a traditional bread pudding but even better. Made with leftover donuts, this bread pudding is taken to a whole new level.

Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding on a gray slate.

Donut Bread Pudding

This Donut Bread Pudding is so delicious! Your whole family will look for an excuse to stop by and grab a slice of this sweet and fluffy donut bread. It is just how it sounds, you will be using a ton of stale donuts to pack into this bread with some extra flavor to make it even more amazing. If you can not get enough bread pudding, you will also love Banana Bread Pudding (Slow Cooker) and Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding


  • Stale Donuts- You will need cake and chocolate donuts cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Eggs– These will need to be at room temperature.
  • Milk- You can use whole or 2% milk.
  • Heavy Cream- This will help with the consistency of your batter.
  • Butter– Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Brown Sugar- This will add richness and moisture to your bread recipe.
  • Sugar- Every great dessert uses sugar in the recipe.
  • Vanilla- Be sure to use pure vanilla for the best flavoring.
  • Cinnamon- This will be for additional flavoring.
  • Salt– This will bring out the flavors in your recipe.
  • Bourbon- This will be used for your glaze on top of the bread.

How to make Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding

Set your oven to 350 degrees.

Add the eggs, milk, heavy cream, butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into an extra-large bowl and whisk to combine.

All your ingredients in a bowl.

Put in the donut pieces and toss to coat and let the mixture rest for 20 minutes.

Coating the donut pieces in your mixture.

Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with Pam.

Pour in the donut mixer, then place in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes.

Remove and allow the bread to cool for 15 minutes.

While you wait, begin to make your bourbon glaze.

Make the Bourbon Glaze:

Add the butter into a medium saucepan and melt over low heat.

Pour in the sugar with a beaten egg and mix to combine.

Continuously stir over low heat until the sauce becomes thick enough to coat the spoon you are using.

Take away from the heat.

Take the bread pudding out of the loaf pan.

The bread on a cooling rack.

Pour the glaze over top of the cooled bread.

The glaze poured over the bread.

Serve and Enjoy!

Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding sliced into serving pieces.

Does the Alcohol Cook Down?

The theory with this is the alcohol will bake out of the bread. Some people are concerned that it does not cook out. This will need to be a personal choice in the end.

What are the Best Donuts For This Pudding?

The Bread pudding recipe in this one asks that you use cake and chocolate stale donuts. However, you are open to trying other types of donuts as well. You can try plain, glazed, and more depending on what you like, but I always recommend trying the recipe first before switching anything.

Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding with a wooden spoon and extra plates.

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Donut Bourbon Bread Pudding

If you want an incredible bread pudding, you have to try this Bourbon Donut Bread Pudding. This is like a traditional bread pudding but even better. Made with leftover donuts, this bread pudding is taken to a whole new level. 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 dozen cake and chocolate cake stale donuts- cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 11/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. cup butter - melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar - lightly packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup bourbon add slowly, adjust to taste


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In an extra-large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, butter, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the donut pieces, toss to combine, cover, and allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes.
  • Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray.
  • Add the donut mixture to the pan.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown
  • Allow cooling for 15 minutes.

Bourbon Glaze:

  • You can make the sauce while the bread pudding is cooling.
  • In a medium saucepan add the butter, over low heat, cook until melted.
  • Add in the sugar and beaten egg into the melted butter, stir to combine.
  • Over low heat, stir the mixture constantly until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of your spoon.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in the bourbon to taste.
  • Remove the bread pudding from the loaf pan.
  • Pour the bourbon sauce over the bread pudding and serve.

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