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Gluten Free Bread and Butter Pudding

This delicious gluten free bread and butter pudding is the perfect holiday dessert to enjoy with friends and family.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free bread and butter pudding, gluten free bread pudding with coconut milk, gluten free southern bread pudding, what to do with leftover gluten free bread
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 463 kcal


Bread and Pudding Butter

  • 1 loaf Canyon Bakehouse bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 13.5 oz can heavy coconut cream
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter melted

Vegan Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 13.5 oz can heavy coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch


  1. If your bread is not already stale, then you will want to cube it and leave it out overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF

  3. Place the raisins in a bowl of hot water and let them soak for at least 10 minutes. Drain them and set aside.
  4. First add the eggs, vanilla, coconut milk, coconut cream, cinnamon and sugar to a bowl. Whisk well to combine. Add the raisins and stir.
  5. In a 9x13 baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray add your bread. Pour your custard mixture over the top. Stir it around if needed so the cubes of bread all get soaked in custard mixture. Allow it to sit for about 10-20 minutes to soak up the custard.
  6. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top.

  7. Bake for about 1 hour. A butterknife should come out the center clean when it is done.
  8. Make the vegan caramel sauce by adding the butter, sugar, coconut cream, vanilla, cinnamon and tapioca starch to a medium sized saucepan. Turn the pan on medium heat and stir constantly.

  9. Once the butter is melted reduce the heat to medium low and continue to stir it. Bring to a light simmer and the sauce should be slightly thickened at this point. Allow the sauce to cook for about a total of 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  10. Pour over the bread pudding and enjoy warm.

Recipe Notes

Does the butter have to be vegan?

No, if you are not dairy free then you can use regular butter

What can we use in place of coconut cream and coconut milk if we aren't dairy free?

You can use heavy cream and whole milk in place of the coconut cream and coconut milk. If you need another dairy free alternative from coconut I would recommend the silk heavy cream (in the fridge section of the grocery store with DF options) and any other dairy free milk would work in the place of the coconut milk, but cashew milk would have a great consistency for this recipe. 

Why does the sauce call for tapioca starch? Can I use a different starch?

Tapioca starch is my starch of choice. My son has a corn allergy, so tapioca is what I choose to use. Any other starch would work in its place such as: corn, potato and arrowroot. 

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Bread and Butter Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 428mg19%
Potassium 208mg6%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.