French Vanilla Bread Pudding Recipe #TakeBackVanilla

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Who says that vanilla has to be boring? Did you know that the majority of American’s name Vanilla as their favorite ice cream flavor? There’s a very simple reason for that: Vanilla is awesome! If you’re using Vanilla as a synonym for boring, you’re using it wrong. Get with the program, folks! Vanilla is anything but boring. I love adding Coffee-mate French Vanilla coffee creamer in my iced coffees, but there are really so many other ways to use it! For instance, have you ever tried using Coffee-mate coffee creamer in your baking? This French Vanilla Bread Pudding Recipe uses Coffee-mate French Vanilla coffee creamer to kick the flavor up a notch, and it is so delicious!

French Vanilla Bread Pudding

Coffee-mate has two delicious Vanilla coffee creamers available, Classic Vanilla and French Vanilla. You might think that all vanilla coffee creamers were created equal, but let me tell you: they’re not! These are two totally different flavor experiences based on everyone’s favorite vanilla flavor. Classic vanilla is a throwback to that classic vanilla you remember from your childhood – imagine that classic vanilla soft serve ice cream cone you had as a kid! The flavor is reminiscent of vanilla beans. Balanced and aromatic, this is a class American kitchen taste!

French Vanilla is deliciously creamy, with a rich, smooth flavor. The French Vanilla flavor has hints of marshmallows, vanillin notes and a tiny bit of buttercream flavor. There’s a big emphasis on the vanillin. YUM!

Did you know that Vanilla has over 170 different flavor notes? It’s no wonder that both the Coffee-mate Classic Vanilla and French Vanilla are perfect for your morning cup of coffee…or for using in a delicious French Vanilla Bread Pudding recipe!



French Vanilla Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding Ingredients:

  • 14 Cups Cubed Day-Old  Bread
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 4 Cups Coffee-mate French Vanilla coffee creamer
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups  Brown Sugar
  • 4 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1/2 TSP Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt

French Vanilla Bread Pudding Recipe


Preheat the oven to 350*. Grease a 9 by 13-inch casserole dish with butter and set aside. Combine the heavy cream, Coffee-mate, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, in a large bowl. Whisk to mix. Add bread to cream mixture and make sure all bread is coated. Let it soak in for about 10 minutes. Pour soaked bread and all remaining liquid into casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour. Center of bread should be set and no longer mushy. Garnish with macerated strawberries. Drizzle with warm Bourbon Sauce.

Maple Bourbon Sauce

  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Milk (not skim)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 TBS Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Bourbon + 1/4 Cup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 TBS Butter

In medium saucepan combine the cream, milk, and sugar. Warm over medium heat. Do not allow to boil.  In a small mixing bowl,  whisk cornstarch and bourbon to make a slurry. Pour the slurry into the cream mixture and now bring to a boil. When sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat. Add salt, butter and the remaining 1/4 cup of bourbon. Serve warm.

Macerated Strawberries

  • 1/2 Quart Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

Slice strawberries and place in bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Allow to set in refrigerator for 6 hours. Serve cold.

French Vanilla Bread Pudding Recipe

It’s time to take back vanilla #TakeBackVanilla for even more fun and excitement every day. Want to try Classic Vanilla? Click here to locate a store near you!

I’d love to hear about your recipes using Coffee-mate coffee creamers. If you haven’t tried using this great ingredient in your cooking yet, you can Visit Coffee-mate for more delicious recipes!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. says

    I love adding coffee creamers to my recipes. They can up the flavor profile of just about anything. This looks fabulously delicious and it’s a great way to complement the fresh berries you can get in summer.

  2. says

    How clever! I love the idea of using Coffee-mate creamer in recipes. Whenever I use vanilla extract in recipes, I feel like I have to double it to really get the flavor. I’m sure the Coffee-mate would make everything taste even yummier.

  3. says

    Umm yum! I don’t think vanilla is boring at all, and that bread pudding looks incredible! Now I just need it to be Mother’s Day so I can request this be made for me while I relax in bed.

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