Brioche Bread Pudding Muffins with Maple Caramel


"This recipe absolutely belongs on the breakfast table," says Jerrelle Guy. With a drizzle of maple-caramel sauce, these muffin-size puddings are like decadent French toast.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
6 large or 12 small bread puddings


  • 8 ounce brioche bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 6 cups)

  • Butter, softened

  • 2 cup buttermilk

  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • cup plus 2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Spread bread cubes evenly in a shallow baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until crisp, stirring once. Let cool. Increase oven temperature to 350°F.

  2. Butter six 3- to 3 1/2-inch muffin cups or twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. Fill each cup with toasted bread.

  3. In a large bowl whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar, the eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla, and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt. Slowly pour mixture over bread in each cup. Cover and let stand 30 minutes or chill up to 4 hours.

  4. For maple caramel: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine maple syrup and remaining 2 Tbsp. brown sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; carefully add cream, the remaining 1/4 tsp. vanilla, and an additional 1/2 tsp. kosher salt. Return to heat; boil gently 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Maple caramel will thicken as it cools. (Rewarm, if necessary, for drizzling.)

  5. Bake muffins 30 to 35 minutes or until puffed, golden brown, and set. Let cool 10 minutes. Remove muffins from cups. Serve warm drizzled with maple caramel. Makes 6.

    Brioche Bread Pudding Muffins with Maple Caramel
    Carson Downing

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
26g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 232mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 12.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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