We all have different tastes and food preferences, but there are a few things we can all agree are always winners: slow cooker dishes; breakfast; and unexpected tasty twists on the classics. So of course we are all about this idea from one of our favorite cooking mavens, The One Pot Chef, that brings all three together. That’s right— it’s a Slow Cooker French Toast Pudding!
Now, don’t worry; this dish isn’t the creamy dessert pudding many of you might be imagining. Instead, it’s a take on bread pudding, which – for anybody who hasn’t enjoyed it yet! – is simply made with bread, milk, eggs, butter and your favorite additional ingredients. Sound familiar? It should, because those are the basic components of French toast, too. So it’s only natural that the One Pot Chef would bring them together, and so great that he’s getting the slow cooker involved, too.
So why make the breakfast favorite “pudding”-style and in a Crock-Pot? Because this dish is the perfect one to prep the night before, then wake up to on a cold winter morning, or to set to cook for a brunch with friends and family while you make other delicious dishes. Plus, believe it or not, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and bread pudding is a great Irish classic to serve up some festive fare in the morning. Making it French toast style all but guarantees every member of your family will love it.
See how absolutely delicious this dish looks? We absolutely can’t wait to try it ourselves, and we’re betting you feel the same. Luckily, if you already love French toast as much as we do, you probably already have everything you already need to make this slow cooker pudding version in your kitchen. The only difference is the method of making it, and some slight adjustments to get it pudding-style! Here’s what you need:
Slow Cooker French Toast Pudding
Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
- ½ loaf thick-cut, day-old sandwich bread
- 6 eggs
- Small pat butter (or margarine)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Maple Syrup (or other sauces/toppings), to serve
Almost every ingredient goes into the slow cooker and cooks for about six hours, with 15 minutes at the end with the lid off to get that golden-brown crispiness on the bread that we all love. Scoop out a serving, drizzle with the maple syrup – or your favorite sweet topping! – and you’re good to go!
Of course you’re going to want the full step-by-step recipe to make this delightful dish at home. For that, be sure to watch the video below, and check out the The One Pot Chef’s site!
What do you think of this mash-up of French toast and bread pudding, combined with the magic of a slow cooker? Have you ever tried making anything similar? Do you think you’ll give it a try? Let us know what you think and tell us if you attempt making it yourself!