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French Toast/Bread Pudding - Instant Pot
French Toast/Bread Pudding - Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
French Toast/Bread Pudding in Instant Pot - A delightful and moist French Toast with a texture of bread pudding, topped with cinnamon, chocolate chips, bananas and maple syrup!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread pudding, instant pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 7 slices of French Brioche bread or any french bread, cut into cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk whole or 2% (I used whole milk)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade optional
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Toppings optional:
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • maple syrup
  • bananas
  • chocolate chips
  • nuts
  • raisins
  1. Lightly grease a round cake pan with butter or oil. I used butter spray. (I have a 7” springform pan, that does not have a seal proof base, so I put aluminum foil to avoid any liquid from dripping out. Time to get a new pan)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, brown sugar, marmalade, vanilla and 1 tsp ground cinnamon until smooth.
  3. Add bread cubes to the bowl and mix gently, so that all the bread pieces are covered with liquids.
  4. Pour in the prepared cake pan. Line up the top layer by hand so they sit flat in the pan.
  5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil (time to dig out my stainless steel plate instead to cover the pan). If you prefer to not use aluminum foil, cover the pan with a few paper towels instead. This prevents from any additional water from getting into the pan.
  6. Add 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place the cake pan on the trivet.
  7. Gently put the trivet in the pot. Close Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing.
  8. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 15 mins. QR.
  9. Open Instant Pot. Carefully lift the trivet with the pan, and take it out. I use paper towels to hold the trivet.
  10. Allow to sit for 5 mins. (optionally broil for 5 mins)
  11. Sprinkle more cinnamon and spread a tablespoon of butter (love salted butter here)
  12. Serve with your favorite toppings - fruit, nuts, chocolate chips and maple syrup!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes


Depending on the thickness of the brioche bread, you may need more or less bread slices. I used Trader Joe's brioche bread which is very thick. When you mix the bread in the liquids, there should not be too much excess liquids leftover. About 1/4 -1/2 cup of excess liquids is fine. But if you have more, add another slice or 2 of the bread.

Nutrition Facts
French Toast/Bread Pudding - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 200mg67%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.