Air-Fryer Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This air-fryer bread pudding is a fun dish because the chocolate makes it different from traditional recipes. It's a rich, comforting dessert. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
Air-Fryer Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices day-old bread, crusts removed and cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
  • Optional toppings: Confectioners' sugar and whipped cream


  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in cream.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, milk, egg, vanilla and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 325°. Spoon bread mixture into 2 greased 8-oz. ramekins. Place on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 12-15 minutes.
  4. If desired, top with confectioners' sugar and whipped cream.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 729 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 107g carbohydrate (81g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.