Easy Bread and Butter Pudding (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

Easy Bread and Butter Pudding (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

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It may be old fashioned, but this easy bread and butter pudding is comfort food at its best. It’s one of the simplest pudding recipes to adapted to a gluten and dairy free lifestyle, with no compromise on taste or texture.

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There is barely anyone who hasn’t heard of bread and butter pudding, it’s an old British favourite among many. With its simple recipe of bread usually leftovers that have gone slightly stale, milk, eggs, butter, cream, sugar, spices and dried fruit. This recipe was and is a great way to use up leftovers and turn them into a delicious dessert.

Am sure am not the only one who has fond moments of their nan baking this for family get togethers. It was definitely one of hers favourites and always tasted extra special when she made it.

bread and butter pudding

This is my take on the traditional bread and butter pudding. With simple swaps like gluten and dairy free bread, plant-based milk and raw unrefined sugar. We have a deliciously light custard like pudding that will bring all those great memories flooding back.

Ever since becoming gluten and dairy free recreating the recipes I once used to love, has become a fun new challenge. When you suddenly realise you can eat certain foods anymore it makes you want them ever more. At least it did for me.

bread and butter pudding

So, I have found myself looking up old classic recipes from my childhood and finding new ways to make them again. My mission lately has been cinnamon rolls, now these are not easy to replicate. As I want to create that same doughy bread texture but without that gluten in the bread it makes it a tricky one. Anyone who has tried to make gluten free bread before will know the struggle.

Thankfully with this easy bread and butter pudding this was no hassle switching out the bread and milk for suitable versions. I used a Warburtons gluten and dairy free artisan classic white loaf. This allowed me to cut thick slices of bread perfect to soak up all that yummy custard like filling. My bread was not old or leftover, so I lightly toasted it instead.

bread and butter pudding

For the milk I swapped it for Alpro coconut milk, any plant based would work. I personally prefer coconut milk to any others. Then for the sugar I used coconut sugar, its again personal preference. Coconut sugar has a great caramel flavour and I use it in baking all the time. Feel free to add more or less depending on your sweet tooth. I don’t have much of one so didn’t use too much.

For the dried fruit I chose dates and almonds which I chopped up. Get creative and use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have. Same goes for the spices, I used cinnamon and nutmeg. Change the spices up with the seasons to create some fun festive variations.

Whatever combinations you come up with am sure they will all turn out amazing. This recipe was very fun and nostalgic to make plus taste heavenly which is a double win in my books.

Looking for more dessert ideas how about my GF, VG toffee crisp bars or my chewy and fudgy almond butter blondies. 

Easy Bread and Butter Pudding (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

It may be old fashioned, but this easy bread and butter pudding is comfort food at its best. It's one of the simplest pudding recipes to adapted to a gluten and dairy free lifestyle, with no compromise on taste or texture.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine DF, GF, Refined sugar free
Keyword Bread and butter pudding
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal
Author emma


  • 185 grams GF, DF bread i used Warburtions white artisan loaf
  • 500 ml plant based milk i used Alpro coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 grams GF, DF butter i used Pure olive oil spread
  • 10 grams coconut sugar
  • 30 grams chopped dates
  • 20 grams chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 20 grams fruit syrup optional to drizzle over the top once finished


  1. Lightly grease your deep baking dish with butter to ensure your pudding will come out once baked.

  2. Whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg in a jug until well combined.

  3. Cut your bread into three thick slices then cut each slice diagonally in half. Use more or less depending on the size of your dish. Mines is 21x7cm 

  4. Add your bread to your baking dish and pour over your custard mixture. Sprinkle your dates and almonds on top and leave to soak for 20-30 minutes. 

  5. Pre heat your oven to 180c 

  6. Cover you bread and butter pudding with tin foil and add to the oven to bake for 45-55 minutes. The custard mixture should of thicken up and the bread become golden brown. 

  7. Remove from oven and optionally drizzle over fruit syrup. Either eat warm or leave to cool, then store in the fridge. This can be eaten hot or cold. 

Recipe Notes

Macros for 1 serving is 7.2f 21.6c 6.4p

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