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Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Author: Traci
This super simple, but oh so delicious Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding is the perfect breakfast bake to celebrate Mother's Day! Every bite is soft, custardy, subtly hinted with vanilla and cinnamon, and LOADED with chocolate chips.


  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 13 ounces challah, cubed
  • 10 ounces chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • Spray 11" round or 8"x12" casserole with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, milk, cream, and cinnamon.
  • Stir in bread cubes and chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until custard is set.
  • Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.


  • Be sure to coat the bread ENTIRELY with the custard.
  • Depending on the type of bread you use, it will vary how it absorbs the custard. Our challah was ready to bake immediately after adding it to the custard. If your bread seems to be dry and not absorbing, you may have to wait until the bread absorbs the custard to bake it.
  • If you’re having trouble keeping the bread down while trying to soak it, use a slightly smaller casserole to set on top of the bread to weight it down.
  • Be careful when baking this casserole! It can be hard to tell when it’s done. When it’s puffed in the middle and you can’t see any more runny custard, that means it’s done.
  • You may have to cover this casserole with foil to prevent over-browning.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg