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Costco Bread Pudding

Costco Bread Pudding

I rarely buy Costco Muffins. My grandma used to keep them in her freezer cut in 1/2, frozen in ziploc’s for snacks. One sad day I read the nutritional information…My kids love them too, but pretty much the only time I will buy them is for an easy breakfast while travelling. Awhile back, we had a bunch of muffins and some croissants leftover after we got home from a beach trip. By that point, nobody really wanted to eat them, so I decided to make bread pudding. It is still pretty much dessert for breakfast, but the warm crunch + fruit (or chocolate chunks) elevate the ingredients to new heights. A star was born.

It was so good, that one of my daughters remembered it and much later requested it for her special birthday breakfast. One beauty of bread pudding is how flexible it is; you can basically use whatever kind of bread you have and add in whatever fruit, bake it up, and it will be a yummy, warm breakfast. I’ve made it for big church gatherings because you can: buy ingredients in bulk (Costco, Baby!), do almost all the prep ahead, and deliver a real crowd pleaser with minimal stress.

Costco Bread Pudding
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Author: whatthekale.com
Ingredients
  • 3-4 Large Costco Muffins poppy seed and/or chocolate
  • 2-3 Croissants (also from Costco)
  • 6 Eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • 1 cup Raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Chocolate(optional) if not using chocolate muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Generously butter 9x13 baking dish

  3. Cut muffins and croissants up in to 1-2 inch cubes

  4. Beat eggs until smooth

  5. Add sugar, milk, and cream. Mix well

  6. Placed cubed bread in to 9x13 pan and poor egg mixture evenly over the top

  7. With hands, gently mix in raspberries or other mix-ins until bread seems wet

  8. If any bread is still dry, add a little more milk or cream

  9. Press it down gently with hands and poke any raspberries down below the surface (otherwise they will burn)

  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until the top is deep golden brown