Viral Krispy Kreme bread pudding (also known as Krispy Kreme breakfast casserole) is a TikTok Trend that brings the sweetness and sugary goodness of a donut to the old fashioned and classic taste of a bread pudding recipe. Bread pudding is aptly called bread pudding because it combines a bread source (in this case donuts as the bread), cream and eggs. However, this recipe is just as much a Donut Breakfast Casserole and is even more satisfying than French Toast Breakfast Casserole. And with so many flavored donuts out there available, once you have mastered the original Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding (breakfast casserole) recipe, its fine to mix it up and try with other kinds. Plus, day old donuts work great because they are re-softened in the oven with all of the cream. Left over donuts just transform into perfection. Imagine the kids faces when they see that you made an entire breakfast from donuts! This may not be grandmas bread pudding but its a comfort food in the viral TikTok making and is truly the BEST bread pudding recipe ever. Smother with Nutella, chocolate, or caramel to really load up the sugary topping.
Cut each classic Krispy Kreme donut into 8 pieces and place into prepped casserole dish.
In a separate large bowl, combine eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, brown sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk well.
Pour egg mixture over donuts and gently press donuts into liquid.
Let Krispy Kreme donuts and egg mixture stand for 10 minutes, which allows the donuts to properly absorb liquid.
Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 40-45 minutes or until knife stuck into the center comes out clean.
Remove bread pudding from oven and let casserole stand for 5 minutes.
Heat Nutella in a microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds, stir.
Return to microwave, heating in 15 second increments and stirring until runny (about 45 seconds total heating time).
Drizzle on top of donut bread pudding and serve entire dish warm.
Can any kind/flavor of donut be used?
We have not tested this out with donuts that have frosting, which could affect how a donut absorbs liquid. Stick to cake style donuts with glaze (or not) like classic, blueberry, lemon, and red velvet.
What topping choices do you recommend?
As you can see, we like a chocolate drizzle and Nutella works perfectly. The bread pudding can also be served with pancake syrup on the side or a creamy custard. Other choices are caramel or strawberry topping.
How to store left over bread pudding
Left overs should be covered and added to the fridge for up to 2 days. Microwave at intervals until hot for serving.