Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain0
Waffle Breakfast Pudding
I contemplated what to call this. Casserole sounds not so great and kind of 50’s ish. Bread pudding sounds like dessert. But it’s kind of more like French Toast casserole, except that it’s not. So I think this gives you an idea of what it is… but doesn’t get too confusing. What it really is…. is delicious, yummy, warm, chocolatey, and filling! Great for the odd morning on the weekend, or holiday brunch. Waffle Breakfast Pudding!
How I created this dish was well- I always always make too many waffles when I make them. We had breakfast for dinner a few nights ago, and of course, mom makes too many. I thought that the minions would enjoy them for breakfast for a couple days. But they just sat in their sad little ziploc baggie, unloved and uneaten. Let’s face it, they do get a little dry when they are leftover. Sunday morning comes and they were still sitting there, and I thought, French bread casserole is good, how would the waffles be? that sounds really good. And I jumped into mixing up a batch.
You need- serves about 8-12 people
4-6 waffles ( some of mine were choc. chip waffles)
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
optional- handful of chocolate chips ( I use ghiradlli dark chocolate chips)
optional- pancake syrup/whipped cream
Add your eggs to a bowl.
Add in your white sugar
Add in your milk
Add in your vanilla.
Add in cream- I think you could easily just use all milk, just keep the amounts the same. Mix well with a whisk.
Spray your pan with cooking spray. Then tear your waffles into pieces, and add your handful of chocolate chips.
Pour your egg mixture over the waffles. Let this set for about 4 hours in the fridge.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes, longer if you want a drier pudding. I cooked mine for 45 minutes.
When you scoop out a serving, you will see all the yummy chocolate that has melted into the pudding.
Indulge yourself with some pancake syrup.
Get really indulgent and top that yummy-ness with some whipped cream.