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Maple Pecan Vegan Bread Pudding in a Baking Pan
Maple Pecan Vegan Bread Pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Subtly sweet, ooey, gooey, and bursting with crunchy pecans, this vegan bread pudding is super easy to make and even easier to eat! Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an amazing dessert that you'd never guess was egg and dairy-free.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Coconut milk, pudding
Servings: 8
Calories: 435 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 (14 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups unflavored non-dairy milk, chilled
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 5 cups torn (2-inch pieces) day-old bread
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly oil a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.

  2. Arrange the bread pieces in the baking dish.

  3. Whisk the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt together into a medium saucepan.

  4. Place the pan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.

  5. While the coconut milk mixture heats up, stir the chilled non-dairy milk and cornstarch together in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Stir until the cornstarch dissolves completely.

  6. Once the coconut milk mixture comes to a simmer, whisk in the cornstarch mixture.

  7. Bring the mixture back up to a simmer and allow it to cook, whisking frequently, until it thickens up to about the consistency of pudding, 1-2 minutes.

  8. Remove the pot from the heat and pour the mixture over the bread pieces. Distribute the mixture with a spatula, if needed.

  9. Stir the pecans, brown sugar, butter and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt together in a small bowl.

  10. Spread the pecan mixture over the bread mixture.

  11. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly and lightly browned on top, about 45 minutes.

  12. Remove the pudding from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes and serve warm, or allow it to cool and set completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Vegan Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 257
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.5g44%
Saturated Fat 13.4g67%
Sodium 536mg22%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 43.4g14%
Fiber 3.6g14%
Sugar 23.3g26%
Protein 4.5g9%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.