In  Morocco it’s almost unheard of to throw away bread. Even though it is consumed at least three times a day and there inevitably is bread leftover, it is saved, reused if possible and if not, put into the garbage in a separate bag.  It’s then often fed to animals. Instead of letting these day-old pieces go to waste, why not give them a second life?

15 Recipe Ideas for Day Old Bread

Now, want my recipe for an easy chocolate chip bread pudding?  It’s a great dessert or sweet breakfast for a special occasion.  You might want to double this recipe because everyone at my house was fighting for the last few bites!

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding


  • 4 cups of cubed day old bread
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • cooking spray or butter for baking tin
  • Loaf pan or 8x8 baking pan


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine whole milk, cream, and eggs. Whisk until blended.
  • Beat in sugar and vanilla.
  • Add cubed bread to the liquid mixture. Mix bread and press into liquid to make sure the bread absorbs as much liquid as possible.
  • Spray or butter baking pan.
  • Pour saturated bread into the baking dish and add chocolate chips to the top. (You may want to stir the bread, but be careful as the chocolate chips tend to fall to the bottom).
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes until the top of the bread is crispy. The bread pudding will remain dense but all of the liquid should be cooked through.

 Find some more ideas to use up all your bread!


Italian Seasoned Croutons from Aimee of Like Mother Like Daughter

Homemade Croutons from Modern Christian Homemaker

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Croissant Bread Pudding from The Culinary Life

–  Gluten-Free Orange Almond Bread Pudding 

Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Bread Pudding from Snappy Gourmet

Leek Bread Pudding from Fifteen Spatulas

Cranberry Pistachio Bread Pudding from Taste, Love, and Nourish

Mushroom and Leek Savory Bread Pudding from Confident Cook Hesitant Baker

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Israeli Panzanella Salad from What Jew Wanna Cook

Panade with Swiss Chard and Onion from Farm Fresh Feasts

Bread Patties a la India Style – Fusion Bread Dumplings from Masala Herb

Austrian Beef Bread Dumplings

–  Cheese Bread Patties

What’s your favorite way to use up day-old bread?

15 Recipe Ideas for Day Old Bread