Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding Recipe

If you’re craving a sweet breakfast casserole, this chocolate orange bread pudding recipe is just for you. It’s a great way to use the rest of my Homemade Chocolate Orange Braided Bread. Just like my homemade bread, this breakfast casserole is a vegan food recipe. Vegan custard is super easy to make as you shall see!

Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding in casserole dish with oranges in a white down next to chocolate chips

Some days my sweet tooth is like let’s start the day the sweet way. I’m cool with that! Beautiful thick bread cannot go to waste, and vegan custard is the way to go. No need to worry about having eggs around and it’s a dish the whole family enjoys. A dairy-free and vegan dish, so really a healthier option for a comfort food breakfast. Although I usually enjoy this as a breakfast casserole recipe, my kids think it’s dessert. Winning!!!

Chocolate orange bread pudding in two separate white plates with a spoon of orange marmalade between them

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS VEGAN BREAD PUDDING RECIPE

  • Ya’ll heard it’s got chocolate in it right? Enough said! But wait, it’s got oranges too? Ok, bye.
  • Easy recipe. All ingredients can be found at any grocery store.
  • Vegan and dairy-free
  • Kid approved!
Bread broken in casserole dish with vegan custard in white bowl being poured onto bread and jar of orange marmalade

How To Make Bread Pudding, Vegan edition! For A Delicious Breakfast Casserole Every Time

Step 1: Make my homemade chocolate orange braided bread! It’s heavenly.

Step 2: Make the vegan custard

Step 3: Make the magic happen by combining these two wonders.

Bake. Eat. Enjoy.

FULL RECIPE PROVIDED IN RECIPE CARD BELOW. Like this recipe? You may like these too

Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding in casserole dish with oranges in a white down next to chocolate chips

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Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding in casserole dish with knife and fork next to dish

Tips + Notes: Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding Recipe

My homemade braided bread recipe is the bread I highly recommend using for this recipe. So easy to make! If you don’t want to make the bread just yet, keep in mind, the thicker the bread the better!

Again, refer to my braided bread recipe for the marmalade-ish mixture. This is not orange marmalade, but a mixture I use that although I don’t eat as it, works so great in dishes such as this chocolate orange bread pudding recipe.

If vegan, remember to use vegan chocolate chips! Dark chocolate is the best for this recipe.

Speaking of chocolate, I use sugar-free Torani chocolate syrup in this recipe. Great taste but lessens the overall sugar content.

Chocolate orange bread pudding in two separate white plates with a spoon of orange marmalade between them

Recipe Variations

If not vegan, use 6 eggs and buttermilk. Leave the remaining ingredients the same.

I take a subtle approach to the amount of sugar in the custard. My personal favorite is shared in the recipe card at 3/4 cup of sugar. Depending on your liking however, anything more than 2 cups of sugar is too much. Remember there is chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, and orange marmalade in this recipe too.

Other bread to use: challah, brioche, or any thick crusty bread. Day old or stale preferred.

I hope you enjoy this breakfast casserole as much as my family does. Dig in!

Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding in casserole dish with knife and fork next to dish

Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding Recipe

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This chocolate orange bread pudding is a creamy, delicious sweet breakfast casserole. It uses vegan custard too. Dairy-free & Vegan Recipe.
31g Carbs 6g Fat 6.5g Protein
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine southern breakfast casserole
Servings 10
Calories 206 kcal

Equipment

  • 9×14 rectangular casserole dish
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • loaf thick crusty bread (brioche, challah, etc.) see my Homemade Chocolate Orange Braided Bread Recipe. This is the bread of choice for this recipe
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • cup Just Egg if non-vegan, use 6 eggs
  • 3 cups non-dairy unsweetened coconut milk I use Silk brand
  • tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2-4 tbsp chocolate syrup (Torani sugar-free chocolate syrup) optional! ONLY USE IF NOT USING MY BRAIDED BREAD RECIPE as the homemade bread recipe has this in it already.

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Lightly grease casserole dish
  • Break stale bread of choice into chucks and spread it evenly across casserole dish
  • Make custard by simply whisking together sugar, just egg, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Pour custard liberally onto stale bread chunks.
  • Allow custard will soak into bread thoroughly.
  • Top bread pudding with 2-3 TBSP of orange marmalade mixture from my Homemade Chocolate Orange Braided Bread Recipe, and ½ cup of semi sweet baking chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  • If you reserved any custard, pour over individual portions. Serve immediately.
  • So good, leftovers don't really exist. If they do, use within 2-3 days. Store in fridge in an air tight container.
Keyword bread pudding, southern breakfast casserole, vegan bread pudding, vegan breakfast

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