Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I’m a big fan of warm comfort foods and this Pumpkin Bread Pudding truly fits that bill. Made with nut-free Paleo Pumpkin Bars, coconut milk, currants, and eggs, this is a wonderful Paleo Thanksgiving dessert recipe.

Every time I make this Paleo dessert I eliminate the chocolate from my Paleo Pumpkin Bars (the bars serve as the “bread” in this recipe). Why? I think this Pumpkin Bread Pudding is rich enough spiked with currants alone. However, feel free to try including the chocolate –if you do, please stop back by and let me know how your Pumpkin Bread Pudding turns out. Since I haven’t tried it I’m looking forward to hearing about the results from you!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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Servings 4



  • Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and set aside for 6 hours to dry out
  • Place bread cubes in a 1.5 quart pyrex bowl
  • Scatter currants over bread cubes
  • In a vitamix, blend coconut milk, eggs, and vanilla
  • Pour mixture over bread cubes
  • Bake covered at 350°F for 30 minutes
  • Remove cover and bake for 15 more minutes, until tops of bread cubes are lightly browned
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Dry Out Time 6 hours
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 55 mins
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As you can see for this Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe, the “bread” needs to be just a bit stale. If you don’t want to wait, place the bread cubes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350[deg] for 8 minutes. I would not recommend skipping the step of drying out your “bread” –your pudding will be too mushy if you do.

The idea for this Pumpkin Bread Pudding comes from Stacy over at The Paleo Parents. At chez moi we eat Pumpkin Bread Pudding for dessert, brunch, and even breakfast –it is a hearty and satisfyingly festive Paleo recipe.

Here are some of my other Paleo pumpkin recipes:


12 responses to “Pumpkin Bread Pudding”

  1. I tried this but I had to use butter instead of coconut oil. I used chocolate chips in the pumpkin bars to please my daughter. The final pudding was completely a hit. Texture, flavor, and level of sweet to savory was all excellent and pleasing with a healthy feeling, not too rich. A nice medium light dessert.

  2. This was the best recipe I could have made for Thanksgiving! I left the chocolate chips in and added more instead of the currants, big hit!

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