Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding

Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
Total 1 hr 25 mins

This Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding is amazing when served with a little vanilla ice cream! It’s an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time, and then reheated in the oven or the microwave for a hassle free dessert.

Easy Croissant Bread Pudding

Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding

Jessica’s tips to surviving Thanksgiving:

1. If you are not having Thanksgiving at your house, have someone else drive. This will free you up to drink your weight in wine.

2. Scout out your seat at the dinner table early on. You don’t want to be stuck next to the weird neighbor who gets hands-y when he has had one too many.

3. Have a conversation exit strategy. “Excuse me a second, I have to check on my pie.” It doesn’t matter if you brought pie or green beans. No one wants burnt pie.

4. When everyone goes around to say what they are thankful for, say, “I’m thankful I had another bandaid since I lost mine while making the potatoes.”

5. Steal all the leftover turkey so you can make Turkey Cups on Friday. They are quite possibly my favorite thing about Thanksgiving.


Most importantly, enjoy your time with your family. They may be certifiably insane, but they are yours. On the other hand, if it’s your spouse’s family, remember you agreed “for better or worse”. 😉

Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe

This Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Is Perfect For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is in two days and I am sure most of you are frantically planning your Thanksgiving dinners. The other readers are brilliant and said they would be in charge of the wine. No matter what category you fall in, you need to stop whatever you are doing and make this Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding.

Can This Bread Pudding Be Made Ahead Of Time?

No, I don’t care that it’s not traditional Thanksgiving dessert with pumpkin. It’s freaking amazing. It has loads of Nutella and is perfectly acceptable to be eaten for breakfast or for dessert with vanilla ice cream. It can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven (or the microwave) and I don’t know a single guest who would be upset to see it after a long fight with the top button of their jeans.

Dessert Recipe With Nutella

Jokes aside, I hope each of you have an awesome Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter and pie!

Yield: 8 Servings

Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding

Easy Nutella Dessert Recipe

This Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding is amazing when served with a little vanilla ice cream. Make it ahead of time and reheat in the oven or the microwave as needed!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 8 large croissants, preferably stale
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3 whole large eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoonfuls cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 10 x 6 by 3-inch deep glass baking dish.

Slice each croissant in half lengthwise and spread a generous scoop of nutella on one side. Sandwich the halves back together and roughly chop into 1-2 inch pieces. Layer croissant/nutella pieces evenly in prepared glass baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine large eggs, egg yolks, heavy cream, half and half, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Pour the custard mixture over the croissants and allow to soak for 10 minutes, pressing down gently.

Loosely cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Cut a few small holes in the foil to allow steam to escape. Bake for 55-65 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until the pudding is set and a knife inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.


Serve this rich bread pudding warm with a healthy scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 750Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 336mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 14g


Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding Dessert

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43 Responses
  1. phuket map

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  2. Liana

    This looked too good so I went straight to the market after work. Only problem was all the Nutella was sold out…so I bought and used Biscoff spread instead. Woooo let me just say, you’ve got to try it. It came out not overly sweet, just right. By the way, I think you’re blog is fantastic! ^_^

  3. Nabiya

    I love that green mold you have in the last picture, it’s SO CUTE! We can’t find stuff like that where I am… at least, not for a good price.

    Also, more importantly, I think I love you. You had me at Nutella. LOL can’t wait to try this recipe out, and I will most probably be posting it up on my blog when I’m done (with credits to you, of course) if that is okay.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hey Erica! Sorry to just be getting back to you! I was on a cruise and had no internet! Annnyywwayyysss…. I would not recommend making this the day before. I think the bread would turn out way too soggy by then. It’s really better the day off and right out of the oven!

  4. carly {carlyklock}

    I haven’t stopped dreaming of this chocolate croissant bread pudding with bourbon glaze I had once. Amazing.

    Love the idea of using nutella! holy moly.

  5. Jen @

    Love your tips! Hubby and I both got a stomach bug for Thanksgiving this year, so we missed the big meal. But we made up for it on Friday!

  6. Joeycake

    Just found your blog! I like you!

    I have a dreaded relative I do everything in my power to avoid sitting beside. He eats the turkey butt every year and it makes me want to hurl.

    This nutella goodness looks amazeballs.

    Thanks! jolie

  7. Katie from Katie's Cucina

    oh man… leave it to you to take it to the next level! I love bread pudding, croissants, and nutella. Need to make ASAP! 🙂

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