This slow cooker blueberry bread pudding recipe with lemon sauce is a delicious dessert. It can also be a breakfast crock pot blueberry French toast bake!
While this Slow Cooker Blueberry Bread Pudding was cooking, I was wondering if I should call it bread pudding or french toast bake. Both blueberry bread pudding and blueberry french toast bake have bread, eggs, milk and blueberries as their main ingredients. I finally settled on crock pot blueberry bread pudding because it only cooks for 3-4 hours.
didn’t think that most people would want to wake in the middle of the night to start making slow cooker blueberry French toast. So, this recipe can be used for either dessert or breakfast and one of our favorite things to eat for dinner is breakfast!
To make the blueberry bread pudding, toss frozen blueberries with flour.
Cut enough Italian or French bread into cubes, so that you have about 8 cups of bread cubes.
Whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, half-n-half, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Cover the bottom of a greased slow cooker (I used my 6 quart Crock Pot.) with half of the bread cubes and sprinkle with half of the blueberries. Repeat with a second layer. Pour the egg mixtures over the everything.
Gently stir so that the bread soaks up the egg mixtures. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.
While the bread pudding is cooking, make a lemon sauce. Mix together water and cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in sugar and cook over medium heat until thickened. Mix in butter, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.
Drizzle the bread pudding with some of the lemon sauce.
Serve with extra lemon sauce on the side. My family wasn’t sure about trying this slow cooker blueberry bread pudding because not all of them love cooked blueberries. They were surprised at how delicious the blueberry bread pudding was!
Definitely DO NOT cover this whole it’s cooking; it’ll turn to mush.
That said, it tastes delicious and is super easy to make!
dale ray says
This recipe looks very good but im not crazy about lemon glaze. What other flavors would work with this?
I would suggest making a powdered sugar glaze. Mix 2 tablespoons of milk into 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla if desired.
Lisa Mongo says
Just made this for the first time with some old bread and frozen berries a mixed bag. Was awesome. We also used coffee cream and half and half. 😍🤩🍓🍋🍒☕Thank you!!
Could this be assembled 24 hours in advance, kept in the refrigerator and put in to cook in the morning? Would it get too soggy?
It will become soggier the longer it sits so I think that might be too long. I think it would be okay to be prepared the night before and left in the fridge overnight but I’ve never tried making it that way. ~Tonia
Jennifer M Manning says
Most bread pudding you do make the night before and let sit overnight in the fridge to let the flavors mix and the custard mixture soak into the bread. You can start with VERY dried out bread (I toast the cubes in a single layer in the oven) which then absorbs the custard (eggs and milk) mixture.
Do you put the sauce on while cooking, or prior to serving?
Susan B says
the lemon sauce? I would think before serving.
Excellent combination. Made it and was delicious.
Made this yesterday. It was pretty good, made it with homemade French bread. It definitely tasted better today, after sitting in fridge overnight
I have made this twice now and I have to say that this is 110% OUTSTANDING – – thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!
Amber McDermott a says
I see you are supposed to bake on High for 3 to 4 hours. Could u do it the night before and cook on low for longer? So it’s ready for breakfast?
I’m sorry Amber, that was a typo! Thanks for letting me know. It was supposed to be on low for 3 to 4 hours. If you had a slow cooker with a timer, you could try setting the timer.
what would you change to adapt this to a regular oven ?
Naturally Nicole says
This looks PHENOMENAL! Great blog
What is half and half?
Half n half is equal parts of light cream and milk. It is sold in cartons in the US and often used in soups, desserts and as coffee creamer. Here is a link to more info: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/glossary/g/Half-And-Half.htm
It is half cream and half milk. Yoiu find it in the refridgerated section with the milk and creamers
It is half cream and half milk. You find it in the refridgerated section with the milk and creamers
Looks and sounds excellent. Thanks so much. Have a nice weekend Tonia.
OOHH…. WOW, over load on my senses ! Just love any bread pudding and anything with blue berries… so this is a must make for me ….