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Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Using day old or leftover cinnamon rolls in cinnamon roll bread pudding results in one of the easiest and best versions of this classic comfort food dessert that you will ever try. Make it extra special with a generous drizzle of homemade caramel sauce.

One serving of Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with caramel sauce on a white plate

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with decadent homemade caramel sauce!

Originally published April 2014.

Remember that cinnamon roll crown loaf that I made last weekend? It was quite a large loaf and we had a large piece left at the end of brunch.

So, I froze it for later in the week to use in this wonderful version of Spouse’s favourite comfort food dessert, bread pudding.

The light, sweet loaf turned out to be the perfect texture for a great bread pudding. As the photo beautifully demonstrates, it went very well indeed with a generous drizzle of my luscious, buttery, Homemade Caramel Sauce.

Homemade Caramel Sauce pictured in a glass jug with ice cream in the background

Homemade Caramel Sauce using only 4 ingredients!!

I’d use any leftover cinnamon rolls for this recipe, they should work equally well but if you want, you can find my Cinnamon Roll Couronne (crown loaf here.

Cinnamon Roll Couronne

Cinnamon Roll Couronne

This bread pudding is great to serve as dessert at a weekend brunch or even as the perfect end to Sunday dinner.

We also find that it’s easy to serve the leftovers from this dessert. The bread pudding is very easily microwaved without losing any of the creamy texture.

The sauce can also be heated in the microwave, but be careful not to overheat. Sauces like this one can overheat and burn very quickly.

Close up of Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with caramel sauce being drizzled on top

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding.

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One serving of Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with caramel sauce on a white plate
Yield: 12 servings

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Using day old or leftover cinnamon rolls in cinnamon roll bread pudding results in one of the easiest and best versions of this classic comfort food dessert that you will ever try. Make it extra special with a generous drizzle of homemade caramel sauce.

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 cups cinnamon rolls, diced
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish well. Place the cinnamon roll cubes on an even layer into the greased baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour the mixture evenly over the cinnamon roll cubes, pressing down slightly to make sure all the cubes are soaked.
  4. Let stand for a half hour to for the custard to fully absorb.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes until the custard is set and no longer liquid in the center. Let the bread pudding stand for about 20 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve with a generous drizzle of Homemade Caramel Sauce

Notes

A couple of diced peeled apples added to the diced cinnamon rolls makes a nice apple cinnamon variation of this great comfort food dessert.

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1 piece

Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 114mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 6g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Katherine

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Hi, are you able to prepare this the night before and bake it the next day?

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Thursday 29th of July 2021

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Kathy Epps

Monday 10th of May 2021

Sounds delicious and I can't wait to make with my homemade cinnamon buns I have in the freezer... However, the recipe says this makes 12 servings but the nutritional information provided for the recipe is based on 9 servings -- Which is correct? Does this serve 12 or 9?

Rebecca

Sunday 8th of November 2020

This was spectacular! I replaced the milk and cream with oat milk because I had that on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T. I'm making again with leftover pumpkin bread today.

Camille

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Hi, How do I modify this recipe if my cinnamon rolls are already glazed? Thanks!

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