Reward yourself with breakfast that tastes like dessert! Slightly boozy too. What more can we ask for? Chocolate kahlua bread pudding is bursting with chocolate flavour and a truly special morning treat.
Welcome to September everyone! Or as we Filipinos like to call it, the start of Christmas season lol.
Up here though, the end of the Labour Day weekend signals the unofficial end of summer as kids go back to school and sweaters start to make their appearance.
Seriously, it was so chilly last week it actually already felt like fall.
While I am hoping for an Indian summer (of course I am), I have to admit I do love fall flavours. Cozy, comfy food that feels like a warm hug on a crisp fall day.
Let’s start with this delightful chocolate kahlua bread pudding. It has chocolate, cardamom, cinnamon and pecans. Plus a little booze for kicks. What’s not to love?
Kind of bread to use
In my other favourite bread pudding recipe (surprise, surprise, it’s lemon and has booze in it too: Croissant Bread Pudding with Lemon Butter and Blueberries), I used butter croissant as base.
In this chocolate bread pudding though, I used the sturdier and crustier ciabatta because that was what we had leftovers of.
Bread pudding is a great way to use up days old bread! So feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Some breads are fluffier than others and that may affect the texture of your pudding but it will taste just as delicious.
I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with chocolate, right?! And in this recipe you get double the chocolate fun – it has cocoa in the custard and chocolate chips mixed in with the bread.
Plus, it has coffee liqueur! Which makes it an adult breakfast. We deserve it once in a while, yes? While the kids have their chocolate pancakes?
Chocolate kahlua bread pudding
This chocolate kahlua bread pudding is what lazy weekend mornings are made of.
Go for it and top it with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, more chocolate chips and pecans.
What you’ll have is breakfast that’s rich, decadent and tastes just like dessert.
It keeps incredibly well too. So make it this weekend and keep leftovers covered in the fridge.
Next morning, just grab a slice, microwave, enjoy and be on your way!
Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding with Pecans and Chocolate Chips
- 5 cups ciabatta bread cubed, day old or stale
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder I use Dutch-processed
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- pinch of salt
- 5 pieces large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup kahlua
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Put 5 cups cubed ciabatta bread in a deep 8×11 inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle with ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and ½ cup chopped pecans. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground cardamom and a pinch of salt.
- Add eggs and whisk until combined.
- Add 1 cup milk, 1 cup heavy cream, ½ cup kahlua and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
- Pour the mixture into your bread cubes and let sit for 45 mins to an hour or until soaked through.
- When ready, preheat your oven to 350F. Bake for 60-75 minutes or until the custard is set (see notes). Let cool before serving.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
Did you make chocolate kahlua bread pudding? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
This is totally my kind of breakfast! Chocolate in the morning makes everything right and love the Kahlua addition
Hi Jenny! How’s it going? Hard to go wrong with chocolate in the morning, yes? 🙂 Happy Friday!
I love pecans. They add a unique taste to every dish. I am sure this is a level up chocolate bread pudding because of the pecans. The recipe is a must-try for family’s snacks or desserts.
This looks like another keeper of a recipe! I have a bread pudding recipe that my friends beg me to make, but it’s the “stand over the stove and your friends wonder where your host is” version. This way I can participate in the fun too instead of slaving over a stove the entire time. (ps: love the addition of Kahlua!) x
Haha I know those kinds of recipes 🙂 Bet it’s delicious!
Oh my gosh I’m still salivating by how good this bread pudding looks. I’m so use to the traditional bread pudding that I would never have thought to add chocolate and kahlua to the mix. How sinfully delicious that is. I’m giving this a def try for fall.
You get dessert for breakfast!
You got me at chocolate. This looks amazing and delicious at the same time. I would love to try it, I have all the ingredients so I can surprise my husband. He has a sweet tooth too.
Nice! Hope you guys like it! 🙂
Uhh yes please! Kahlua and chocolate pudding… I’m there! I’ve not had bread pudding in years, t was always such a great, traditional pudding in The UK and a good way to use up old bread and pastries (like chocolate croissants). I’ll have to try to make this s for my Husband as he’s never tried it before.
I’ve never actually had this before, but it sounds really good! Anything with pecans and chocolate is a winner in my books
I agree! Chocolate and pecans make such an awesome combo.
I can imagine how flavorful this dessert is! I love that I can make it at home and not worry about making a mistake. It looks so good and decadent!
Oh wow! This looks heavenly, I can’t believe it’s a breakfast. I think if I ate that for breakfast, I’d have to go back to bed lol. Thank you for sharing, Jolina!
Haha that’s why we only usually make this on weekends so that going back to bed is an acceptable option 🙂 You’re welcome John!
This looks so delicious. This sure is going to be my next cheat meal. The ingredient list is so easily available and it looks easy to make too
I tried this bread pudding at home, and it was outstanding. It’s one of my favorites – adding the liqueur flavor sauce makes this dessert something decadent.
It’s super decadent, a nice morning treat 🙂 Glad you liked it!
As a self-proclaimed chocoholic and lover of bread, I fully approve of this recipe. It sounds so decadent, it’s definitely a treat for special occasions.
Yay! Glad to receive your seal of approval 🙂 It’s definitely a rich, decadent pudding!
You had me at chocolate and Kahlua! This looks so fantastic that I am drooling over your pictures. Can’t wait to give it a try.
OMG, this dessert looks so delectable. I have been looking for something new to try and this recipe comes right in time, I’ll definitely give it a try soon. thanks for sharing! 🙂