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Posted on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 : 8 a.m.

Mocha cinnamon roll bread pudding is a cozy dessert for two

By Mary Bilyeu


Mary Bilyeu | Contributor

I love cinnamon rolls. I love bread pudding. So, what better purpose for one lone leftover cinnamon roll than to make bread pudding with it?

I cut it into cubes, then placed the cubes into individual ramekins. A bit of custard - enhanced with coffee and cocoa, to make it extra luscious — and a short baking time... et, voila! A lovely, simple, warm, cozy dessert for two, and the perfect treat for a cold evening. Or for breakfast on a wintry morning. Or just because...

Mocha Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

1 4-inch cinnamon roll, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon instant cocoa mix
whipped cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 2 8-ounce ramekins.

Divide the cinnamon roll cubes among the ramekins. Stir together the eggs, milk, coffee, and cocoa mix; pour half of mixture into each ramekin, and press onto bread cubes to immerse them. Let soak for 5 minutes.

Place ramekins into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or so, until puddings are puffed and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve immediately with whipped cream.

Serves 2.

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Heidi Koester

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 : 7:49 p.m.

Now *that* sounds delicious! Printing it out right now...


Tue, Jan 8, 2013 : 7:44 p.m.

Love this, and of course bread pudding with panettone or challah or (fingers crossed it will be back soon) Cafe Japon Fruit and Nut Baguette. Bread pudding is the best and my 10 yr old daughter is a recent convert after we made it with the left over dinner rolls and cranberry relish after Thanksgiving. It is also great the next morning for breakfast!