Air Fryer Bread Pudding

Published Date
May 29th 2022
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Air Fryer Bread Pudding is super soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy golden brown on the top. It is a stunning yet simple air fryer dessert recipe that will wow anyone who tastes it. Serve this air fryer bread pudding with ice cream or whipped cream to make this delicious pudding taste even better. 

Can bread pudding be made in an air fryer?

Yes, you can make bread pudding in an air fryer. It will create a golden crisp topping, and the bread pudding won't dry out since it is cooked in half the time it would take to bake it in the oven. 

Why is my bread pudding watery?

Your bread pudding may be watery because there was not enough bread to absorb the egg and milk mixture. 

How do you know when bread pudding is cooked?

Bread pudding is cooked when a metal knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Alternatively, to test the doneness of bread pudding, you can use a thermometer. Bread pudding is done once it has a temperature of 160 °F. 

Is it necessary to refrigerate bread pudding?

Yes, leftover bread pudding must be refrigerated. Bread pudding contains milk and eggs, making the pudding a moist environment for bacteria to thrive. Always refrigerate leftover bread pudding. 

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Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 4.3 (6 votes)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
4 persons



To a large bowl, add eggs and whisk to combine. Add the whole milk, heavy cream, sugar-free sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cardamom, and orange zest, and whisk until the sugar-free sweetener dissolves. 


Stir in the butter, whisk until thoroughly combined, and set it aside. 

Grease an air fryer-safe, 6-inch round casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. You can also use an oval air fryer-safe casserole dish if it can fit in your air fryer.  

Place half of the bread into the casserole dish and top it with half of the raisins and currants. Add half of the egg-milk mixture over the bread. 

Add the remaining bread, raisins, and currants to the casserole dish. Add the remaining egg-milk mixture over the bread pudding and press the bread into the liquid with the back of a wooden spoon

Pre-heat the air fryer to 325 °F for 15 minutes. Add the bread pudding to the air fryer basket and bake it for 15-20 minutes until the bread pudding is golden brown. Insert a pairing knife into the center, if it comes out clean, It's ready to be served. 

Let the air fryer bread pudding rest 5-10 minutes before serving. 

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Carol Ruth Kish (not verified)

I made this Bread Pudding today and it turned out great. I used day old Cinnamon Rolls from the bakery instead of regular bread. I did not use Raisins due to diet restrictions. I used a cup of reconstituted powdered no-fat milk product from Augason Farms that tastes like fresh whole milk, adding 1/4 cup of whipping cream for richness. I kept the remainder of the ingredients the same as the recipe, but increased the sugar to 6 tablespoons. I fashioned a folded strap from aluminum foil the lift the cake pan in and out of the Air Fryer Basket. We loved the crispy, but tender top crust, and the pudding like consistency of the bread filling. We poured heavy cream on top of the warm pudding; HEAVEN! I highly recommend this recipe. Note: I did not have to "preheat for 15 minutes." I baked the pudding for about 20 minutes.

Permalink 29 Jun 2023

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Jennifer Dodd

So glad you liked our bread pudding recipe, its a winner for sure. Thanks for the comment and feedback, happy cooking.

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