Honey Bun Bread Pudding

Honey Bun Bread Pudding


  • 6 Hostess Honey Buns, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) baking dish.

2. Prepare the Honey Buns: Chop the Hostess Honey Buns into bite-sized pieces and set them aside.

3. Make the Custard: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whole milk, heavy cream, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt until well combined.

4. Assemble the Bread Pudding: Place the chopped Honey Buns in the greased baking dish. Pour the custard mixture over the Honey Buns, making sure all the pieces are soaked evenly. Press down gently on the buns to help them absorb the custard.

5. Let it Rest: Allow the bread pudding to sit for about 10-15 minutes to let the custard soak into the buns.

6. Add the Butter: Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the bread pudding. This will help create a delicious golden crust.

7. Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the bread pudding is set and the top is golden brown.

8. Serve: Remove the bread pudding from the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

9. Enjoy: Enjoy your delicious Honey Bun Bread Pudding as a delightful dessert or sweet treat!

This recipe combines the sweet and nostalgic flavors of Hostess Honey Buns with a creamy custard for a comforting and indulgent dessert. It’s perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special treat any time of the year.

Try this delicious Variation: Honey Bun Bread Pudding with Home Made Caramel Sauce recipe

Ingredients (Caramel Sauce):

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions (Caramel Sauce):

1. Prepare the Caramel Sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

2. Cook the Caramel: Once the sugar has dissolved, stop stirring and allow the mixture to boil. Continue to cook until it turns a deep amber color, swirling the pan occasionally to ensure even cooking. Be careful not to let it burn.

3. Add Cream and Butter: Carefully and slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring constantly. The mixture will bubble vigorously. Stir in the unsalted butter and salt. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

4. Drizzle the Caramel Sauce: Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over the Honey Bun Bread Pudding just before serving. You can also serve extra caramel sauce on the side for dipping or drizzling.

5. Enjoy: Serve the Honey Bun Bread Pudding with the decadent caramel sauce for an extra layer of richness and sweetness.

This variation adds a luscious caramel sauce to the already delicious Honey Bun Bread Pudding, taking it to a whole new level of indulgence. The combination of the warm, gooey caramel and the sweet Honey Bun flavors will be a true crowd-pleaser.

Hostess Honey Bun Bread Pudding with Caramel Drizzle
Hostess Honey Bun Bread Pudding with Caramel Drizzle