Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

by Alli

Sometimes, you’ve just got to indulge. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding is reserved for special occasions. Is shaving my legs a special occasion? During the winter, it is! Get ready to dig in!

This recipe is perfect for when you need an over-the-top dessert. Or, if you’re hosting a holiday brunch, you need to serve Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding.

For more recipes with pecans, check out my Best Recipes Featuring Pecans.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

Mom never made bread pudding when I was growing up. I didn’t even think I’d like it because of the eggs. I don’t do that overly eggy thing, as in french toast eggy.

No one is allowed to place a dish in my dishwasher that has touched an egg. What can I say? I have an aversion to eggs.

A few years ago, I started playing around with bread puddings and I found that I really, really like them. I may have decreased the number of eggs by one or five. In the process, bread pudding quickly became a favorite.

Krispy Kreme’s Origin

Let’s talk doughnuts for a second or two. You say donuts, I say doughnuts. My doughnuts must be Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme is southern to the core and the only doughnut for me!

Vernon Rudolf bought a secret, yeast-filled doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef and rented a building in Winston-Salem, NC.

On July 13, 1937, Mr. Rudolf opened his doors and began selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to local grocery stores and the rest is history!

My favorite Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are the lemon-filled ones. They are awesome with a glass of chocolate milk. Actually, I usually order chocolate milk with my two lemon-filled doughnuts and I’m good to go. 

For this recipe, we’ll use the regular glazed. Is the Hot Now light on? Oh, yes it is!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

For this recipe, you’ll need a dozen Krispy Kreme’s, cut into 1″ size pieces – just eyeball it. Place the cubed doughnuts in a large bowl. It’s best if you’ve had them on hand for a day or two. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

Mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt, and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Y’all know I love pecans!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

Pour mixture over the cubed doughnuts and let sit for about a minute. Gently stir together and place in a greased 8×8 inch square baking dish.

Or, if you’re like me and can’t find yours, use a 1-1/2 quart baking dish. It’s all good.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the center is set.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and whipping cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sauce comes to a full boil. Stir in pecans and vanilla.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

Pour over the bread pudding. Serve warm.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

Helpful Hint: Sometimes, I serve the Caramel Pecan Sauce on the side. That way, your guests can control how much they want to add.

Oftentimes, I pour half of the sauce over the bread pudding and serve the other half on the side.

Yield: 12-14 servings

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

Leftover Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are perfect for making bread pudding. The caramel pecan sauce is amazing and this dish can be served for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 dozen original glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Caramel Pecan Sauce

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Cube doughnuts and place in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and milk together. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Pour over the cubed doughnuts.
  4. Let sit for a minute until most of the liquid is absorbed into the doughnuts.
  5. Pour in a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until center is set.
  7. In a sauce pan, combine the butter, brown sugar and whipping cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce comes to a full boil. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour over the bread pudding.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 56mgSodium 342mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 4g

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If you’re entertaining guests for the weekend, serve Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding for brunch. Add some fruit on the side and you’re good to go.

This decadent bread pudding can also be served as dessert. Any excuse to eat Krispy Kreme’s is good enough for me.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding

When it comes to decadent desserts, what’s your favorite?

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robin rue October 10, 2017 - 6:20 am

OMGOOOOOD! I love Krispy Kreme donuts so much, but sadly we don’t have Krispy Kremes around here anymore. They tried to make a go of it about 10 years ago, but just couldn’t compete with Dunkin Donuts in this market, so they all closed. Now the closest one is in Connecticut, so if I ever get some Krispy Kremes, I will totally be trying this.

Marysa October 10, 2017 - 8:10 am

I have never had bread pudding, but this sounds like a great way to make it. The recipe sounds downright amazing. And easy enough to make. I’ll have to give this a try sometime.

Amber Myers October 10, 2017 - 8:26 am

I know I’d love this because I pig out on Krispy Kreme doughnuts often. I know it’ll be delicious in a bread pudding. I’m so glad they opened a shop right by the house so I can get them whenever I want!

Tomi C October 10, 2017 - 9:11 am

I love bread pudding. I’ve never made it with Krispy Kreme donuts or any other donuts for that matter but OMG I am so saving this recipe. Oh, that caramel pecan topping would be a great addition to my bread puddin’ recipe. Thanks for the recipe Alli.

Jan Smith July 1, 2021 - 10:30 am

I have made many bread puddings in my day, and have been sharing delicious treats with my work colleagues for years, and this one was a top hit for sure! Great recipe made even better with the Caramel Pecan Sauce! Thank you!

Alli July 1, 2021 - 1:27 pm

I’m so glad you and your colleagues enjoyed the bread pudding. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

candy October 10, 2017 - 9:44 am

I would have to talk to my husband about him not eating the krispy creams before making this bread pudding. Might have to hide some.

Sapphire Kharyzma October 10, 2017 - 10:01 am

Bread pudding is the one thing I’ve always wanted to try but never did. And Krispy Kreme glazed donuts are my fave, so you already know that I am going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing

Jeanettte October 10, 2017 - 10:26 am

I love bread pudding. You can give it to me anyway you want and I won’t eat it. This looks out rages. I am so doing this.

Ashley October 10, 2017 - 10:36 am

girl you just took my favorite treat to the next level! holy cow this looks amazing. will have to make this very very soon!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All October 10, 2017 - 10:41 am

I did make a bread pudding from stale donuts once, this looks and sounds so much better! We used to have a Krispy Kreme here a few years back and they were good, sadly it closed.

Megan October 10, 2017 - 11:12 am

These look SO delicious! I’ve been having some intense sugar cravings lately so I’ll definitely trying this recipe over the weekend! Will let you know how it turns out 😉

Paula A Bendfeldt Diaz October 10, 2017 - 11:49 am

OMG! My mouth is watering just looking at these photos. I love bread pudding and the idea of making bread pudding with Krispy Kreme doughnuts is pure genius! I can’t wait to make this!

Sarah Bailey October 10, 2017 - 3:14 pm

Oh my goodness how delicious does that look, I would absolutely love to try and make this for myself, plus Krispy Kreme donuts are just the best!

Cheryl October 10, 2017 - 3:41 pm

Decadent is right! I’m not a huge bread pudding fan, but I would have to make an exception since Krispy Kreme’s are involved 😉

NYC Single Mom October 10, 2017 - 4:23 pm

two of my favorite foods, bread pudding and krispy kreme. And this truly looks decadent. definitely bookmarking this one for the upcoming holiday dinners.

Pam October 10, 2017 - 6:01 pm

Bread pudding and Krispy Kreme are two of my favorite desserts. Combining them can only make them better.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 10, 2017 - 6:29 pm

I only had Krispy Kremes once on vacation and I still think about them. They were amazing. Id love to try this recipe.

Claudia Krusch October 10, 2017 - 9:13 pm

I am always looking for new recipes to try. This Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bread Pudding looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure it will be a big hit with my family.

adriana October 12, 2017 - 10:59 am

Oh my goodness! These look SO good! I need to try this – I have a Krispy Kreme addiction haha I wish I had one closer! I never thought to try bread pudding! YUM!

Heather October 14, 2017 - 9:10 am

This is timely. I have been craving bread pudding lately. Yours looks so delicious. Pinning for later!

Christine A Anderson May 4, 2019 - 1:33 am

Thank you for sharing your recipes🙂


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