Mexican Bread Pudding, or “Capirotada,” is a delectable dessert that will transport your taste buds straight to Mexico. This classic dish is made by layering slices of bread, nuts, and raisins and drizzling them with a rich, cinnamon-spiced syrup that soaks into every crevice.
The result is a warm, comforting dessert bursting with flavor and texture.
There's nothing quite like a delicious, hearty bread pudding to get you through the colder months.
And this Mexican-inspired version is sure to please, with its rich, sweet flavors and satisfying texture.
Best of all, it's easy to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
So if you're looking for a dish to impress your guests or satisfy your cravings, try this Mexican bread pudding. I guarantee it will make your mouth water.
Why You’ll Love This Bread Pudding
- It is a delightful dessert that's bursting with flavor and texture. This moist and decadent cake is a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors, with the addition of fresh corn kernels and just the right amount of sugar and spices.
- This cake is also incredibly versatile, as it can be served as a dessert or as a side dish to complement your favorite Mexican-inspired meal. Its buttery and tender texture will satisfy your sweet tooth, while the savory cornmeal adds a unique twist to tantalize your taste buds.
- This recipe is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. Whether you're an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, you'll be able to whip up this delicious cake in no time and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.
Whether you're a fan of traditional Mexican cuisine or love a good bread pudding, this dessert will surely impress.
So, grab a fork and get ready to indulge in a taste of Mexico!
The full ingredient list and directions are in the printable recipe card below.
Equipment Needed to Make Bread Pudding
Ingredients For Your Mexican Bread Pudding
- Bolillo Rolls
- Shredded White Cheese
- Cinnamon Sauce
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Cinnamon Churro Coffee Creamer
- Caramel Sauce Whip Cream
How To Make A Mexican Bread Pudding
Step 1: Prep the Bread
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Cut your Bolillo rolls into ½ inch chunks.
Place the cut Bolillo chunks on a parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet.
Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Prepping the Sauces
Add water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a medium-sized saucepan. Whisk to combine.
Bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat, and cook for 25 minutes.
Add your bread chunks, raisins, and cheese in a large bowl, and toss to combine.
Strain the cinnamon sauce to remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Allow the cinnamon sauce to reach room temperature.
Pour the cinnamon mixture into the bread raisin mixture.
Using your hands, toss to combine. Sit to the side for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Add the sliced bananas to the bread mixture and toss to combine.
Pour the bread mixture into a baking dish that is coated in non-stick baking spray.
Spread the bread mixture evenly in the baking dish.
Add the eggs and creamer to a medium-sized bowl, and whisk to combine.
Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread mixture. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cover the dish with non-stick baking foil. Bake the bread pudding for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Garnish and serve.
This recipe yields 8 servings and can be prepared around 1 hour and 35 minutes.
What to Serve with Your Bread Pudding
Hot or Cold Milk
This dessert pairs well with a hot cup of coffee or tea, making it a perfect treat to enjoy after a meal or during an afternoon break.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
Mexican bread pudding is a versatile dessert that can be customized to suit different tastes and preferences.
Here are some popular substitutions and additions that you can try:
- Add fruit: To add a fresh and fruity twist to your bread pudding, consider adding sliced apples, berries, or peaches to the mixture before baking.
- Add nuts: Chopped nuts such as pecans, almonds, or walnuts can add a satisfying crunch and depth of flavor to your bread pudding.
- Add spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice are popular spices that are often used in Mexican bread pudding. Consider experimenting with different spices or spice blends to find your preferred flavor profile.
- Substitute milk: If you're looking to make a dairy-free version of Mexican bread pudding, you can substitute regular milk with almond milk, coconut milk, or any other plant-based milk.
- Use different bread: While the traditional Mexican bread pudding is made with bolillo bread, you can also experiment with using different types of bread, such as brioche, challah, or even croissants, to add a unique flavor and texture to your dessert.
How To Store Mexican Bread Pudding
Best Way To Store Bread Pudding Leftover
If you have leftover Mexican bread pudding, allow it to cool completely, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Make sure to keep it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any unwanted odors from other foods in the refrigerator.
How Long Will Mexican Bread Pudding Last In the Fridge?
Mexican bread pudding can last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days if stored properly in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap.
If you plan to store it for longer, it's best to freeze it.
Can I Freeze Bread Pudding
You can freeze Mexican bread pudding for up to 3 months.
Allow the pudding to cool completely, cut it into portions if desired, and wrap each portion tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Place the wrapped portions in an airtight container or freezer bag and label them with the date before placing them in the freezer.
To thaw, place the frozen pudding in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it in the oven or microwave.
Can I Reheat the Bread Pudding
You can reheat Mexican bread pudding. To reheat individual servings, place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat them in the microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, or until they are heated through.
To reheat larger portions or the entire pudding, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Bread Pudding FAQs
Can I make Mexican bread pudding with any bread?
Yes, you can use any bread for Mexican bread pudding. However, traditional Mexican bread pudding is made with bolillo bread, a type of crusty white bread similar to French bread. You can also use brioche, challah, or any other type of bread that you have on hand.
Is Mexican bread pudding gluten-free?
No, traditional Mexican bread pudding is not gluten-free because it is made with bread. However, you can make gluten-free bread pudding by using gluten-free bread and ensuring that all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.
Can I make Mexican bread pudding ahead of time?
Yes, you can make Mexican bread pudding ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat the bread pudding, warm it in the microwave or oven.
Can I use any milk for Mexican bread pudding?
Yes, you can use any milk for Mexican bread pudding, including whole, low-fat, or almond milk. You can also use a combination of milk and heavy cream to make the pudding extra creamy.
Can I add other fruits to Mexican bread pudding?
Yes, you can add other fruits to Mexican bread pudding, such as chopped apples, pears, or peaches. You can add raisins, dried cranberries, or other fruits for extra flavor and texture. Just be sure to adjust the amount of sugar and spices accordingly.
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Get ready to indulge in a truly irresistible dessert! Try making this delicious Mexican Bread Pudding recipe today and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills.
Don't wait any longer, gather your ingredients and get started on this delectable treat!
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Mexican Bread Pudding
- 6 Bolillo Rolls sliced into ½ inch chunks 1 ½ cup Raisins
- 2 Bananas sliced
- 3 cups Shredded white Cheese Sauces
- Cinnamon sauce 4 ½ cups water
- 1 ½ cups packed Dark Brown Sugar 4-6 Cinnamon Sticks
- 6-8 Whole Cloves
- 4 Eggs
- 1 ½ cups Cinnamon Churro Coffee Creamer
- Caramel Sauce Whip Cream
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees
- Cut your Bolillo rolls into ½ inch chunks.
- Place the cut Bolillo chunks on a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
- In a medium sized saucepan add water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Whisk to combine.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat and cook for 25 minutes.
- In a large bowl add your bread chunks, raisins, and cheese, toss to combine. Strain the cinnamon sauce to remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
- Allow the cinnamon sauce to reach room temperature. Pour the cinnamon mixture into the bread raisin mixture. Using your hands, toss to combine.
- Sit to the side for 10 minutes.
- Add the sliced bananas to the bread mixture and toss to combine.
- Pour the bread mixture into a baking dish that is coated in non-stick baking spray.
- Spread bread mixture evenly in the baking dish.
- In a medium sized bowl add the eggs and creamer, whisk to combine. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread mixture.
- Preheat the the oven to 350 degrees Cover the dish with a non-stick baking foil. Bake the bread pudding for 40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Garnish and serve.
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