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15 Recipe Ideas for Day Old Bread 15 Recipe Ideas for Day Old Bread

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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 Find some more ideas to use up all your bread!

Croutons

Italian Seasoned Croutons from Aimee of Like Mother Like Daughter

Homemade Croutons from Modern Christian Homemaker

Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding 

Toffee Bread Pudding from Crumbs and Chaos

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

Other Great Ideas

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

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  • Aimee @l like mother like daughter

    June 18, 2014 #1 Author

    Thanks for sharing our croutons, just FYI my name is Aimee not Angie. But I can’t wait to try some of these out!

    Reply

  • Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    August 10, 2013 #4 Author

    Oh, man, that chocolate chip bread pudding looks wonderful (and I’ve got a cheesecake in the fridge, so that’s really saying something!)
    Thanks for including my panade (though I’d rather have your bread pudding right now!)

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  • Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    August 8, 2013 #5 Author

    Yum you bread pudding looks amazing! Thanks for including my recipe.

    Reply

  • Helene D’souza

    August 8, 2013 #6 Author

    My husband sitting right next to me just proclaimed, after seeing your picture, that he wants me to make your chocolate chip bread pudding. We reuse old bread whenever possible, but I have to confess that it is difficult in the humid monsoon season when bread gets moldy quickly. I am looking forward to test your recipe Amanda and thank you so much for including my bread patties in the post, I appreciate it. =)

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    • Amanda Mouttaki

      August 8, 2013 #7 Author

      I hope that he’ll love it as much as we do! I can’t wait to try your recipes too.

      Reply

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