This one of those comfort foods that is just so easy to make and uses up the bread that is getting too dry to eat but you don’t want to waste it…

  • 6 cups day old bread (cubed and slightly toasted)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk (I use coconut, almond or soy)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and slightly butter a casserole dish and place the bread and drizzle with the melted butter. Mix in the raisins if using.

In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed and then pour over the bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.

Bread pudding

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.