Air Fryer Bread Pudding

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I just know that you are going to love this air fryer bread pudding recipe. Made with just 5 ingredients, this chocolate bread pudding is ready to serve in less than half an hour. The top is so wonderfully crispy and the middle is perfectly moist and soft.

Air Fryer Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of my favorite comfort desserts. I love how easy it is to make and with simple ingredients you probably have to hand.

Cooking it in an air fryer results in the best bread pudding ever! It doesn’t dry out and the topping is so wonderfully crispy, just look at those golden brown colors!

Air Fryer Bread Pudding

It’s such a great way to use up older bread, and I love to add some chocolate chips to it. You can make it ahead of time too and enjoy it over several days.

If you don’t have an air fryer, be sure to check out my Instant Pot Bread Pudding Recipe and leftover bread casserole in the oven.  To buy an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend.

Bread pudding on a spoon

Ingredients to Make Bread Pudding

This classic dessert is made with just a few simple ingredients.

How To Make Air Fryer Bread Pudding

It’s so quick and easy to make this bread pudding, no more than 10 minutes prep and it’s ready to serve in half an hour.

Spay the inside of a 7″ baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray and place in the bread cubes and chocolate chips. Pour over the liquid mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes before cooking in the pre-heated air fryer.

Easy peasy! The results are so fantastic it’s so worth a few minutes of prep!

Bread and chocolate chips in a pan

Liquid being poured over the bread

Can you make bread pudding ahead of time?

You can make this pudding up to a day ahead of cooking it. Make the dish up to the point of air frying it, cover it with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. When you are ready to cook it, let it come to room temperature before air frying.

chocolate chips added to the bread in a pan

Pressing the bread into the tin

How long does bread pudding last?

This pudding makes enough for six servings and the leftovers keep well so you can enjoy it later in the week. It will keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. You can then either reheat it in the air fryer for a few minutes or in the oven until heated through.

The bread pudding going into the air fryer to be cooked

Removing the bread pudding from the air fryer

What’s the best bread to use?

It’s best to use day old bread for this recipe. It will have dried out and will soak up that custard mixture making it wonderfully moist. It’s such a great way to use up bread you have. If you are planning ahead, you can slice it in to cubes and leave it out overnight to dry out.

The cooked bread pudding in the air fryer

Do you eat bread pudding hot or cold?

I much prefer the texture of warm bread pudding, but you absolutley can eat it cold if you prefer.

Serving the pudding with a spoon

What do you serve with air fryer bread pudding?

You of course can enjoy this bread pudding just as it is, but I do like to add something a little extra for a real treat. A drizzle of cream, custard or vanilla sauce all work well.

Bread pudding served on a white plate with a spoon    The top of the cooked air fryer bread pudding

What else can you add to bread pudding?

As you can see, I like to add chocolate chips to my pudding but there are lots of variations you can easily make. Dried fruit like sultanas and raisins work really well as do dollops of jam. Feel free to sprinkle over some brown sugar or a spice like cinnamon or nutmeg.

A spoon serving up the bread pudding Air fryer pudding in a pan

How do you make bread pudding in the oven?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also cook the pudding in the oven, it will just take a little while longer. Make the recipe as per the instructions and then bake in a preheated oven at 375F for about 50 minutes. Cover the top with foil after about 30 minutes so that it doesn’t brown too quickly.

Close up of the baked bread pudding

Why is my bread pudding watery?

If your pudding has a lot of liquid after cooking, this is because the bread hasn’t soaked it up. To avoid this:

  • Make sure your bread is stale.
  • Be sure to let the pudding rest for at least 5 minutes before cooking it in the air fryer.
  • You can also warm up the milk a little in the microwave, this will help it to absorb easier.

Bread pudding served on a large white plate

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Air Fryer Bread Pudding

This air fryer bread pudding is amazing! Golden and puffy on the outside, creamy and tender on the inside, what a perfect way to use up leftover bread!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread pudding
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 375kcal


  • 2 cups bread cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips optional

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  • Spray the inside of a baking dish that fits inside the air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Put bread cubes into a baking dish. If using chocolate chips, sprinkle them over the bread.
  • In another bowl, mix the egg, whipped cream, vanilla and sugar.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Put the baking dish inside the air fryer basket. Cook in the air fryer at 350F for 15 minutes, or until the bread pudding is cooked through.


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Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. You don’t have eggs in recipe list, but mention them in method. How many eggs for this bread pudding recipe?

    I use a lot of your recipes btw and love them ❤️

  2. 5 stars
    The Air fryer Bread Pudding is absolutely delicious! I made it and added in mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and also made another one with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, dried cranberries & chopped walnuts. Endless add-in possibilities. Thank you for sharing. Your Air fryer recipes are awesome!

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