This easy 5 ingredient donut bread pudding is a make ahead breakfast that’s sure to get rave reviews!

This recipe transforms donut holes into a delicious bread pudding that your whole family will love.  For a larger breakfast or a brunch with friends you can also serve ham and egg cups or a breakfast casserole.

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A tray of donut bread pudding garnished with whipped cream and berries.

For me, back to school means busy mornings – getting three young kids out of the house on time is no easy feat! I am always looking for simple breakfast options, and this donut bread pudding has been a total winner in my house. I bake up a pan of this bread pudding on Sunday night, then cut it into squares and store it in the fridge. In the morning, all I have to do is pop it on a plate, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds, and breakfast is served!

A baking dish of cinnamon sugar donut bread pudding.

I recently discovered Farm Rich Bakery premium breakfast and snack products and we can’t get enough of them! Farm Rich Bakery items are in the freezer section and come in great varieties like High Protein Cinnamon French Toast Sticks, Chocolate Donut Holes, Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, Blueberry Scones and Cinnamon Sugar Scones. They’re perfect for quick meals or snacks and make a great addition to any weekend brunch. Pop the Donut Holes and Scones in the oven and you’ve got a warm, fresh breakfast or snack in just minutes! Farm Rich Bakery Donut Holes and Scones are now available in Walmart stores nationwide.

Box of Farm Rich Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

How Do You Make Donut Bread Pudding?

This bread pudding is made with the Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, although you could definitely use the chocolate variety if you prefer. It’s a super simple recipe that involves Farm Rich Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, milk, eggs, a bit of maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Toss everything together, put it into the oven, bake, and serve!

Cinnamon sugar donut holes on a tray surrounded by berries

I make this donut bread pudding for my kids because it’s a great way for them to enjoy their favorite breakfast (donut holes!) with the addition of eggs and milk for a little added protein and calcium. I top off this donut bread pudding with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a breakfast that’s as pretty as it is delicious.

Slice of donut bread pudding topped with whipped cream and berries.

This donut bread pudding recipe is so versatile – it’s great for a make ahead breakfast option, perfect for a weekend brunch and is amazing topped with whipped cream for dessert!

For me, meal prep has been the key to staying organized and time efficient when it comes to getting the kids out the door in the morning. I love that I don’t have to worry about breakfast any more – whether it’s a Farm Rich Scone hot from the oven or this easy bread pudding, I’ve got it covered and my girls are happy!

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Donut Bread Pudding

AuthorSara Welch
A tray of donut bread pudding garnished with whipped cream and berries.
This easy 5 ingredient donut bread pudding is a make ahead breakfast that's sure to get rave reviews!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 19 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Serves 8


  • 1 box Farm Rich Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray
  • Optional: fresh fruit, Greek yogurt for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the donut holes according to package directions.
  • Toss the donut holes in 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar packet that comes in the box. Reserve the remaining cinnamon sugar for later use.
  • Coat a 6 cup or larger baking dish (or 9"x9" square pan) with cooking spray.
  • Cut the donut holes in half and arrange in the pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the donut holes in the pan. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  • Top with the remaining cinnamon sugar and bake for 30-45 minutes until center is set. Bake time will depend on the size of your baking dish. If the top starts to get overly brown, cover with foil for the remainder of the bake time.
  • Cut into 8 squares and serve, topped with Greek yogurt and fruit if desired.


Make Ahead Instructions: Bake according to recipe, then cool and cover with foil. Store in fridge for up to 4 days. Cut into squares and microwave for 30 seconds before serving.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 133mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This dish is taking donuts to the next level! I love bread pudding. I love donuts. Now they are together almost like they were meant to be.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my what an epic dish!! Love how the baked donut holes created this almost monkey-bread like breakfast!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this bread for my niece and nephew this weekend and they devoured it… Further securing my place as the best Aunt! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!