Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding Recipe

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Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding made with stale glazed doughnuts is maybe the most heavenly thing you will taste besides “Hot” Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. It is creamy and sinfully rich. Serve with an easy homemade chocolate sauce to mimic a chocolate glazed doughnut.

Bring stale donuts back to life with Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

This is a greatΒ recipe if you have leftover, stale Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Like you’d have any of those right? I didn’t but I wanted to try making Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding so badly, I went to the Krispy Kreme store near our house and bought 2 dozen “Hot Now” doughnuts. One dozen for us the eat fresh and one dozen to save. Not such an easy task. The saving part.

Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts

Now if you’ve never had a Hot Krispy Kreme doughnut right off the conveyor belt, let me just say they are the best things ever. Literally.

The texture is unreal, so light and pillowy. They just melt in your mouth. But with each passing minute they lose a little of their special something. Until they become those dense Krispy Kreme doughnuts you can buy at the gas station. They don’t tempt me at all. You can revive them a little by sticking them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds, but they will never completely recapture that “Hot” flavor and texture.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Not eating that second box of doughnuts for 3 days was quite the challenge. They were hidden at the back of the bottom shelf in the pantry to lessen the temptation.

I don’t recommend torturing yourself in this way.

Turn stale glazed donuts into a heavenly Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

But if you do happen to ever have stale glazed doughnuts on your hands, take them and drown them in milk, cream, eggs, and sugar and bake until hot. You will have maybe the next best thing to “Hot” Krispy Kremes – Hot Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

Put on a little homemade chocolate sauce to get that taste of a chocolate glazed doughnut. Stale never tasted so good!

Note: If you don’t live where Krispy Kreme doughnuts are available, any glazed doughnut will do.

Turn stale glazed donuts into Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with chocolate sauce.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 8
  • 1 dozen stale Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts (any glazed doughnuts will do)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of nutmeg
Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  1. Cut each doughnut into 5 or 6 pieces and place in a greased 9X13-inch or slightly smaller baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
  3. Pour over doughnuts. Press doughnuts into liquid to moisten. Let sit 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place baking dish in oven uncovered and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. To make sauce, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. Bring heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour over chocolate chips. Let sit 15 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  7. Serve bread pudding warm.

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42 thoughts on “Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding Recipe

  1. I have made this with a few changes based on a previous bread pudding that I made, but I stayed pretty close to this and it is absolutely PHENOMENAL! I have been hounded for it ever since! I bought 8 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts to make enough for all of the requests! I grew up eating Krispy Kreme and this just gives me another to savor them!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it Erica! Krispy Kremes are hard to resist aren’t they? For years, I didn’t have one by my house, so I wasn’t tempted often but now they seem to be opening new stores everywhere and it is so hard not to stop when I drive by one. πŸ™‚

  2. This was just okay. Too much eggy stuff on the bottom. It was soggy. Way too much chocolate topping too. If I had used it all, it would have been like frosting. My boys didn’t like it and asked that next time I just leave them as donuts:(

  3. Hi Christin,
    Can I sub regular whipping cream for heavy? I have 2 pints in my fridge I’d like to use up but I don’t want the bread pudding to suffer! I’m making this for work tomorrow πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the help!

    1. I just had a thought… maybe I could just use all whipping cream in place of the whole milk AND heavy whipping cream? That wouldn’t work for the sauce portion though….

  4. Wow! We have to travel (quite a way) for that “HOT” Krispy Kreme. My husband knows when we see that sign lit up – we have to stop!!! They do sell the packaged KK locally, but I don’t like them compared to the fresh ones, but I will buy them on my next trip to the store so I can make this heavenly creation. I can’t wait to make this for my family (especially my parents and my daughter), they love KK and bread pudding, but putting the two together, they’ll never want me to bake anything else!!!

  5. Holy crap I just died & went to heaven! I can’t wait to make this, sadly we don’t have a KK store in SW FL where I live. This will be made this week, if I can hold off that long. My only concern is that living with my mom & sister one batch won’t be enough for 3 women lol. I’m going to start buying the day old glazed donuts at the grocery store! Buying them stale is the only way they won’t be eaten before I make this. I found this recipe through my recipe lion email & now I’ll be following your site! Thank you so much!!

  6. I made this last night for a friend’s birthday dinner. I accidentally forgot to add the vanilla, and I subbed out cinnamon for the nutmeg. It was AMAZING. Astounding. Insanely and decadently delicious. Life-alteringly good. I had to be physically restrained from the leftovers. Helpful tip: Grocery stores and gas stations are the best sources for slightly stale KK’s, since I am not capable of resisting the fresh ones long enough to let them get stale!

  7. I have been making this recipe for a while, but instead of glazed donuts I use half a dozen large apple fritters. It is so delicious, I can’t even begin to describe the yum that happens in your mouth!! Thanks for the post!

  8. I made this today with my left over dozen donuts (after getting the “buy one dozen, get one dozen free” deal on 12/12). It was absolutely delicious! Definitely saving the recipe for whenever I end up with a dozen stale Krispy Kreme donuts, again! Will that ever happen, again? LOL

  9. I’m showing this to my parents. They are huge Krispy Kreme fans. We all used to live around easy access to them, but now, none of us are close to one πŸ™ And you’re right, those prepackaged ones just don’t cut it.

  10. These look amazing. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for posting this!! I have been making Paula Deen’s krispy kreme bread pudding for about 4 years now. It is made with fruit cocktail and sweetened condensed milk. Then I made a rum sauce to go atop.

    1. I’ve never tried her recipe for Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding because I wasn’t sure how I would like the fruit cocktail in it, but I definitely love sweetened condensed milk. But you really like it huh? May have to give it a try! A rum sauce on top sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for commenting πŸ™‚

  11. You are something else. Another saved recipe for me. Its hard to have left over KK’s though…..So few of them even around it seems.

  12. I haven’t told too many people this, but I was addicted to Krispy Kreme donuts when I was pregnant with my youngest son. I took special trips over the bridge just for them, and didn’t share them with my then 1 year old sitting in the backseat. Terrible! This bread pudding is Krispy Kreme heaven! πŸ™‚

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