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french toast bread pudding with bananas and walnuts
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French Toast/Bread Pudding - Instant Pot

French Toast/Bread Pudding cooked in the Instant Pot topped with cinnamon, chocolate chips, bananas and maple syrup!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 324kcal


  • 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

Optional Toppings

  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • maple syrup
  • bananas
  • chocolate chips
  • nuts
  • raisins


  • Lightly grease a round 7 inch cake pan with butter or oil. Cover the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil to avoid any liquid from dripping out.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, brown sugar, marmalade, vanilla and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon until smooth. Note: I have also tried orange zest (from 1 orange) mixed with 1 tablespoon of honey instead of marmalade and it adds a great refreshing flavor.
  • Add bread cubes to the bowl and mix gently, so that all the bread pieces are covered with liquids.
  • Line up the bread pieces in the cake pan
  • Cover the pan with a paper towel and then an aluminum foil on top. 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.
  • Add 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place the cake pan on the trivet.
  • Gently put the trivet in the pot. Close Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing.
  • Pressure Cook for 15 mins and allow 10 minutes natural pressure release.
  • Open the Instant Pot and using silicon mitts carefully take out the trivet along with the cake pan.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes. You can also broil for 5 minutes for crispy top
  • Sprinkle more cinnamon and spread a tablespoon of butter cut into smaller pieces (love salted butter)
  • Drizzle some maple syrup and add your favorite toppings - fruit, nuts, raisins or chocolate chips



Depending on the thickness of the brioche bread, you may need more or fewer 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 ¼ -½ cup of excess liquids is fine. But if you have more, add another slice or 2 of the bread.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg
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