Chocolate and Walnut Bread Pudding

Chocolate and Walnut Bread Pudding with warm Kahlua Cream Sauce. Totally decadent for a holiday Dessert. from #DietersDownfall.comChocolate and Walnut Bread Pudding with Kahlua Cream Sauce

O. M. G!

This was THE dessert of the month! And my husband ate every single bite!

As he was licking the bowl clean, he very strongly told me to never make this again. And then he had a second bowl! I was shocked! SHOCKED I tell ya. This was made with cinnamon raisin bread and the man hates raisins. I didn’t have the heart to tell him what was in it.

Warm Bread Pudding made with Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Chocolate and Walnut chunks and Kahlua Cream Sauce. from #DietersDownfall.comIt’s kinda like that sometimes. You sit down to a “normal” meal and only later you find out what was in it. I have no idea that there were anchovies and raw eggs in Caesar dressing.  No. Clue. I also had no idea that the delicious crock pot meatballs I was really enjoying were made with a jar of grape jelly. I was so confused with that one!

So, I just didn’t have the heart to ruin my husbands joy while he was eating this bread pudding.

It was so decadent! Cinnamon Raisin Bread, chocolate chunks, walnuts and then topped with the Kahlua sauce I made! So yummy! I definitely had to make up the calories in this.

Cinnamon and Raisin Bread with walnuts and chocolate baked into a decadent bread pudding. from

I was so pleased with this dessert. The original recipe  called for basic load of french bread, which is fine… but the cinnamon and chocolate paired so nicely! It really was a magical dessert.

Chocolate and Walnut Bread Pudding with Kahlua Sauce

Prep time: 

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread turned into a bread pudding with chocolate chunks and walnuts then topped with a Kahlua Cream sauce.
  • 6 cups dried Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 1¼ cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Kahlua Cream Sauce to top
  1. Toast your bread chunks if the bread is still fresh. Preheat oven to 300 deg F and rip bread into bite-sized chunks and bake for 10 - 15 minutes. Turn the bread over half way though to toast the other side.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 deg F and butter a 9x13 baking dish - 3 quart. spread the bread into the pan and sprinkle on the chocolate chunks and walnuts.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla and pour evenly over the bread. Press down on the bread to aid in absorbing the moisture.
  4. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If the edges start to brown, cover with foil for the last 10 minutes.
  5. Warm the Kahlua sauce. If you made your sauce a day before, use a double boiler to reheat the sauce without cooking it. If the sauce is too thick, add one tablespoon of milk at a time and stir until thinner.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes, then serve with warm Kahlua Sauce.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Pumped full of flavor and easy to make. from #DietersDownfall.comFor the Cinnamon Raisin Bread Bread Recipe click HERE






Stove top Kahlua Cream topping is perfect for decadent desserts. from

For the Kahlua Cream Recipe click HERE


  1. wow, I am so eager to make a test run batch today. As soon as I saw the photo I know this was going on the Thanksgiving dessert table. Warm from the oven after the family is digesting their dinner ganging out watching the football game, when suddenly the scent of cinnamon fills the room. Gives me chills, I’m running to the grocery store now!, wait it’s too early to buy Kahula

  2. This is gorgeous Karyn!!

  3. Holy Moly that looks ahhhhhmazeballs! i need to make it stat. thanks for sharing

  4. I can’t really tell you how much I love this. The photos and just the words “Kahula cream sauce” are making me so hungry! I can’t support the raisin part, but otherwise it looks like dessert heaven!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Ha! My husband HATES “bugs” in his food and I had to laugh when he ate it all up! Skip the raisins and try chopped dates instead or just make cinnamon bread. It was so good!

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. That looks amazingly delicious! Pinning! I’m hosting a link party and would love for you to link up.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh this looks absolutely divine!! Thanks for linking to The Mommy Club, I am off to pin this!

  7. This is beyond amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  8. I don’t normally like bread pudding but bread pudding with chocolate and walnuts, sign me up! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  9. I am thinking about making this for Christmas eve at my in laws but we are driving five hours to get there. Is it possible to make this the night prior and travel with it? If so how would you suggest to store it?? Thanks

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Can you prep everything and not bake it? Bake the bread and the make the cream topping but don’t add the egg and bake it until you are there? If you do bake it the night before, use less chocolate pieces on top and wrap it in plastic. When you get there add more chocolate pieces and reheat it for 10 minutes to melt the chocolate on top. The cream sauce will need to be rewarmed on a double boiler. It got thick when it was in the fridge. I hope this help. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

  10. You had me at Kahlua Cream Sauce! Bread Pudding is my husbands favorite dessert! I have to give this recipe a try! Pinned!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks! It was an awesome dessert and an even more amazing breakfast! Chocolate and Kahlua for breakfast… yum!

  11. I do love it…it looks beyond delicious! I love bread pudding, and you just took that to a whole new level of love, Karyn. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks for sharing this great recipe, it looks so rich and oh so delicious!

  13. This looks amazing! Love ‘tricking’ my husband into eating something he doesn’t like.



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