This easy Microwave Bread Pudding for one is the perfect treat to make for yourself when you want to cozy up on the couch and watch some terrible reality TV.
With yummy King’s Hawaiian bread rolls and some rich chocolate chunks, this classic dessert can be made quickly and cooked for just a few minutes in the microwave.
The vanilla and cinnamon add tons of flavor to this delicious dessert you will want to stuff in your face hole.
If you love easy desserts, you’ll love this bread pudding version.
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Easy Microwave Bread Pudding for one!
We are fully into the holiday crazy around here.
I am almost done Christmas shopping, we took our family photo for our christmas cards, and I’ve got my list of all the holiday treats I need to make for pretty much everyone we know.
For years I let the holiday stress make me crazy and suck the joy right out of this most wonderful time of the year.
But I’ve realized that in this insane post-Thanksgiving weeks, it is OK and very important to take some time for yourself.
As most therapists would tell you, you should always eat your feelings (no, wait! – but it works for me) so I decided to make a super comforting dessert.
For just me. Because this post is all about me. And this Microwave Bread Pudding for one is delicious.
It’s not really in a mug but who cares. This dish works way better. And you get an extra-large serving so…
What is bread pudding
Bread pudding is a simple dessert made with items you probably have in your house. Stale bread and cream, plus eggs and some spices create a souffle-like treat.
There are a bunch of varieties and flavors you can make into bread pudding. But you can never go wrong with chocolate.
It’s comforting and easy to make. And while I love to make it around the holidays, you can eat it any time of year.
Especially when it can be made so quickly in the microwave.
How to make Bread Pudding in the microwave
The ingredients are super simple. This small pack of King’s Hawaiian Rolls would actually make two servings.
And all of these ingredients can be found at Target which is awesome because when you are done with your gift and toilet paper buying, you can grab these things to make yourself a wonderful treat.
I know sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, during December, but you are allowed to sit down on the couch for a minute and turn on the TV. Any time of the day. Because you deserve it.
Scroll to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and instructions.
- Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- chocolate chips
- cup milk
- Sprinkle of nutmeg or mace
While traditional recipes use regular bread, I used King’s Hawaiian rolls. They have such an amazing flavor and I knew they would be a great addition.
I used semi-sweet chunks but you can use whatever you have and like the best. I liked how rustic the chunks look.
And you can add whatever spices you want. I like the ones I listed but you could use allspice, or cloves even. Whatever seasonal spices you like, just add!
In a small bowl add egg, sugar, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk together.
Open the King’s Hawaiian Rolls and butter each side. Then cut each side into 4 cubes.
I used about 1 and 1/2 rolls. I wanted to make sure that there was enough of the custardy part so I left out the other half of the last roll.
I think I could have included it and it still would have been a great consistency.
Place the buttered bread cubes in a microwave-safe ramekin.
As I’ve mentioned, my ramekin is on the larger side. Some might think it’s too large for a personal-sized dessert.
I think it’s perfect.
Notice how it is lower and wider rather than tall. That helps everything to cook evenly.
You also want the bread to be covered in the egg mixture and stay really moist.
Pour the egg mixture over the top.
Then add some of your chocolate. I used a few tablespoons of a semi-sweet chocolate baking bar cut into chunks.
You can give it a little stir if you like, but I just left them right on top.
Then before it went to the microwave, I gave her a little dusting of mace. Mace is basically nutmeg but, like, way cooler because you rarely hear about it.
It basically comes from a different part of whole nutmeg.
It is very similar to nutmeg so if that is all you have, it’s the perfect substitute.
Put it in the microwave for 1 minute and then check it to see if there is still liquid.
I microwaved it for another 30 seconds, checked it again and then did one more burst of 15.
Try not to overcook it.
I thought I may want to have a little extra chocolate sauce to make this thing even more decadent but it wasn’t really needed!
Depending on how stressed out you are, you may want it. Extra chocolate is always a good idea.Now pour yourself a cup of coffee, and then go to town on this super yummy dessert. It was delicious.
Before this, I would have told you I wasn’t a fan of bread puddings. But this one, with all that chocolatey goodness, is perfection.
I was stunned out how tasty it was coming out of the microwave.
It’s like they say on the plane, but the oxygen mask on yourself first before you help your child. If you ain’t breathing, no one else is. Take care of yourself.
And this Microwave Bread Pudding is the perfect way to take a little “me time”
I’m wishing you the least stressful holiday ever. But just knowing you can make this microwave bread pudding in a mug helps a little, right?
More easy recipes to try
- This wine cake is perfect for all your holiday entertaining.
- Caramel Corn makes a great holiday treat and gift idea. And this recipe is the BEST!
- Want a show-stopping dessert? Bake a pie INSIDE your cake layers! This Pie Cake is a total crowd-pleaser.
Printable Recipe for Microwavable Bread Pudding
- 1 1/2-2 King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, cubed
- 2 TBSP chocolate, I used semi-sweet, but this is your flavor preference
- 1 egg
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Sprinkle of nutmeg or mace
- In a small bowl add the egg, sugar, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk together.
- Open 2 King's Hawaiian Rolls and butter each side.
- Cut each side into 4 cubes.
- Add the buttered cubes to a large microwavable ramekin.
- Pour the egg mixture over the top of the bread, making sure all the bread is covered.
- Add the chocolate chunks.
- Sprinkle the top of the dish with mace or nutmeg.
- Put in microwave for 1 minute then check if the egg mixture has set.
- Microwave for another 30 seconds and check again.
- Continue to microwave at additional 15-second intervals until the egg mixture is set.
You can use regular bread if you don't have King's Hawaiian Rolls.
If you don't have chocolate chunks, you can substitute chocolate chips.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 422Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 197mgSodium 278mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 3gSugar 37gProtein 13g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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If you need a quick dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth, this Microwave Bread Pudding is for you!