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Pina Colada Bread Pudding

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Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding
Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is a tribute to the rum cocktail, full of coconut, pineapple, and rum! An easy bread pudding dessert recipe.

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding

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When I made this bread pudding recipe, I had the pina colada song stuck in my head for DAYS. Primarily just the chorus, really, where it asks if you like pina coladas. And now that I brought it up, you will probably think of it, too, but hopefully it does not linger for so long.

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding

You can use any bread you like here, such as French bread, but I like to really emphasize the coconut flavor by using my Quick Coconut Bread recipe. One loaf is the perfect amount to make this bread pudding. This recipe does make a pretty large dish of bread pudding, but it can easily be halved (just skip the extra egg yolk) which means you have half a loaf of coconut bread to enjoy in other ways! These pictures show a half batch, and you can see there is still a lot of dessert to go around! Either canned or fresh pineapple will work great in this recipe. I like to leave the pineapple in larger chunks but still bite sized.

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding

I used to not be a big fan of coconut, but I learned that it was more the artificial taste that I was not a fan of. By using real coconut and coconut milk, the flavor is completely different. No coconut extract here! And with this Pina Colada Bread Pudding being so rich, you can easily get more than 8 servings out of it. 

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. A sweet take on the rum cocktail. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding
   

Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Pina Colada Bread Pudding is full of pineapple, coconut, and rum in a simple dessert recipe. #pineapplecoconut #pinacolada #breadpudding
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Tropical
Keyword: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1253kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Toast the coconut, if desired, by spreading out in a thin layer on a baking sheet in a 350F oven. Toss every 3-5 minutes until just starting to turn a light brown. Remove and set aside. (Toasted coconut deepens the coconut flavor).
  • Cut the bread into 1.5 inch cubes. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, using the juice of one lemon. Add the bread and toss to coat.
  • Coat a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the dish. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Bake the pudding on the lower middle rack until it is golden brown and puffing up around the edges, with a slight jiggle in the middle, approximately 45-50 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30-45 minutes before serving warm. Top with additional coconut or caramel sauce if desired. This pudding is great served with whipped cream or ice cream.

Notes

Our Quick Coconut Bread is best for this recipe because it brings extra flavor, but any type of bread will work, especially a crusty bread like French or rustic bread.  A 9.5 inch loaf was the perfect amount to get 8 cups.
You can let the bread soak in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours if needed.
Both canned and fresh pineapple will work great here.
Toasted coconut has a deeper flavor than without toasting, but you can use either.

Nutrition

Calories: 1253kcal | Carbohydrates: 154g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 1504mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 1325IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 437mg | Iron: 11mg
By on April 7th, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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