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Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding in a Mug

4.62 from 39 votes
Make my Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding in a mug. It's a simple and delicious way to make one of my favorite traditional Irish desserts!
Microwave Bread and Butter Pudding in a Mug- The perfect dessert to warm you up on a cold night. This pudding is the ultimate comfort food.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Did you know you can make a quick Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding? It is one of my favorite traditional Irish desserts, but this one has a twist…you can make it under 2 minutes in the microwave!

I love recipes that can be made with normal everyday ingredients. If you have a slice of bread, milk and an egg you can make this dessert. Also, if you have friends over then just multiply the recipe and make it for them.

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For me, Bread & Butter Pudding is the best kind of comfort food. It was often served at our table growing up in Ireland. However, I am no longer in Ireland, nor do I have my Mum making my desserts for me. So that’s why this recipe, and my other mug recipes, come in handy!

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When I have a craving and want something fast and easy then I make this Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding version that I created to satisfy my sweet tooth and my busy schedule .

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In case you are wondering how it turns out… this pudding is soft, custardy and delicious!

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Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding in a Mug

4.62 from 39 votes
Make my Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding in a mug. It's a simple and delicious way to make one of my favorite traditional Irish desserts!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Make my Microwave Bread & Butter Pudding in a mug. It's a simple and delicious way to make one of my favorite traditional Irish desserts!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons sugar (or maple syrup)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 5 tablespoons cubed bread , buttered (around 1 slice)

Instructions

  • In your microwavable mug, mix together the milk, egg, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until combined
  • Cut your buttered bread into square bite-sized pieces
  • Add the bread and raisins to the mug and press them down so they are submerged within the liquid. I like to leave it on the counter for 10 minutes for the bread to soak up the custard
  • Microwave for roughly 1-1½ minutes. It does take a little longer than my other microwave cakes. I suggest checking it after 1 minute and go from there. The timing is based on my 1200W microwave so yours might vary.

 

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mikepellerin
1 year ago

I’m the only “sane” person in my household who likes Bread Pudding. So finding a single serve version was incredible to me. Besides, if I want more I just wash out the mug and start again.

I do mine in reverse. I mix the custard in a separate bowl, then pour it over the cubed and buttered bread in the cooking mug. I also lightly toast the bread and let it cool before buttering. It gives it a rich nutty flavor.

Thanks, Gemma!

DiEtta
DiEtta
8 months ago

This recipe is the BEST. And oh so EASY. I used Hawaiian Bread Dinner rolls (2 per mug) and Cranraisins. So yummy! be careful…..it is really hot in the middle.

Renae
Renae
2 years ago

Made this with coconut oil instead of butter, Western Hazelnut bread (nuts and seeds), honey instead of sugar. It was very yummy. Would be even better if I’d had the raisins. I have blood sugar problems and needed something quick. I’ll be making this on a regular basis, thanks!

Cath Laing
Cath Laing
2 years ago

Fabulous recipe!
What a divine site! I love it. Can’t wait to trawl the already listed recipes. I’m looking for a foolproof recipe to makeTALL, TALL, HIGH RISE scones, so fingers crossed.
Thank you for the inspiration and enthusiasm also Gemma
Many thanks from Cath

2 months ago

Like another reviewer, I am the only sane person in my house, as no one else likes bread pudding (and no one else likes scones and Devonshire cream and finger sandwiches…who are they??). Anyway, I had a sweet craving and this was just perfect!! The ratios for the custard are just perfect. I used sourdough, but would love to get creative with other breads and flavors. This is fantastic!!

Shar from N. California

Oh I forgot to add to my comment above…
Since I used 1 regular sized croissant hand torn into pieces (from Costco’s own bakery dept), I added a mini “pinch”” of salt and I did not butter the croissant, as it’s already buttery. Great when it’s topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I’m a happy camper tonight. 👏

Shar from N. California

Great recipe. Gemma. When things open up and we continue in our annual glamping trip, I’ll add this to my dubber night The kids can help measure, whisk and tear the bread and us adults just press the button. We can add our own add ins like raisins, walnuts or chocolate or butterscotch chips. Cabins usually have microwaves but no ovens, so this us perfect.

Kim Albert
Kim Albert
3 months ago

Fabulous recipe thank you. Love the unique flavour that maple syrup provides. I use cream instead of milk or a combination thereof for a richer custard. Half a banana and a generous pinch of cinnamon is also a fave addition. My fave late night treat. Delicious!

Mangia
Mangia
7 months ago

Easy-peasy, great for non-cooks like me. But even half the amount of cinnamon (1/8 tsp) was too much for me (it tasted bitter). Will use just a slight dusting of cinnamon next time.

Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams
8 months ago

Thank you for this recipe. It was fun to make. I did use raisin bread since I had just three piece left, not enough for standard bread pudding recipe.

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