Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding @diethood

I have to talk about something… Something funny, but always weird… We people are a funny bunch.

The other day I went to the docs for an annual check-up. Don’t worry, I’m not about to share a story that involves heartburn and postpartum hip/pelvic pain.

Okay. So. I walked into the reception area, signed some papers, moved onto the waiting room area and spotted only one available seat. I sat down, took out my phone to look like I have something to do, and then it happened; the lady to my left turned toward me and started to stare.

I looked at her, I smiled, thinking that she just wanted to say Hi, but no. She just kept on staring. I said, “HI!”. She smiled back, and kept staring! Now I’m thinking, great, the freakin’ prunes I had this morning are stuck in my teeth. Or maybe I have a coffee mustache. Whatever it is, maybe if I mind my own business, she will look away. Aha, right.

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding @diethood

Then the next thing happened… She started talking. Oh my bejesus, she didn’t stop! Talking about her kids, and the one that was on the way, her job, her husband, her in-laws…

Really? Is this what you want to share with strangers? If she was fishing for sympathy, epathy, and all other athys that exist, I could have maybe helped, but this lady? NO. She just wanted to talk, and talk…

Look, it’s all good that you want to get it all off your chest, but I don’t know you. And quite frankly, do you think that anybody cares about how you want to drop kick your husband and his mom? Don’t we all?!?

I have to say, I have never been so excited to hear my name called by the nurse that’s about to do my annual exam. But, before I left, I advised her to start a Blog because it is totally acceptable to dish it out on a blog. 😉

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding @diethood

And about this bread pudding! Don’t ever let me catch you throwing away stale bread! If it’s stale, you need to turn to this recipe… It is that awesome. It is all that you think it is. Chocolate and cinnamon. The best marriage of all.


Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 6 cups cubed stale bread
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place the bread cubs in a greased 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Add the chocolate chips over the bread cubes.
  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, cinnamon, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the milk mixture over the bread cubes.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the custard is set.
  7. Serve warm with a side of whipped cream.


  1. says

    You cracked me up, you really know THE BEST advice for her!!!! Well funny story aside, your chocolate cinnamon bread pudding sounds extremely delicious! The lady will eventually find your blog (and this post!) once she starts blogging!

  2. says

    This looks fantastic! It’s been WAY too long since I’ve made bread pudding…I think I need to get some bread and let it go stale just for this purpose. :) :)

  3. says

    My husband ALWAYS attracts the big talkers. I can sense someone who’s about to over-share a mile away and Jeff always manages to get lulled into weird conversations while I try to zone out. I love bread pudding, this looks great!

  4. says

    Great story but the best part was when you told her to start a blog! Didn’t see that coming causing me to LOL!!!! Never, never, never throw out stale bread! There are so many uses for it and bread pudding is the best. Great recipe! Love the addition of the chocolate!!!!!

  5. says

    Too funny…I always have my head in a book, but sometimes it just doesn’t work! I adore bread pudding…and yours looks amazing. I think I’ll plan to have some leftover bread from my stuffing to make this :)

  6. says

    LOL! What a chatty person… but she had to give you the old stare down first. Some people are a bit nuts. :)

    Love the look of this bread pudding.. .those chocolate chips are so inviting. :)

  7. says

    My husband always jokes that those kind of talkers always seem to find me – no matter where we are. 😉 I love bread pudding! I will for sure be having some this weekend.

  8. says

    Too funny, especially the staring part, but love the advice you gave to her. And, I promise to save my next batch of stale {gluten-free} bread so I can make this bread pudding. Oh, my yum!!!

  9. says

    I am not a talker. I travel a lot and always seem to get paired with talkers. Planes, trains, you name it. I have become a winner at looking grumpy. People don’t talk to grumpies. Bread pudding I never understood but with chocolate I am willing to try :)

  10. says

    ha! well, I certainly don’t stare, and if someone isn’t receptive I stop talking, but I am one who will start a conversation with strangers while waiting – in the line at the post office, grocery store, waiting room – yeah, I’m a talker. not about anything personal or inappropriate, but … I like to talk I guess :)

    I LOVE bread pudding, this looks SO very good!


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