Eggless Orange bread pudding

bread pudding
Feeling the weekend is not just by saying TGIF. A well worked weekend deserves a wonderful treat. Very often I am on the lookout for desserts which feel the same. Often we end up with fruit-based desserts. It was getting a bit monotonous.

Cold weekends and inspirations

It was a dull weekend with cloudy skies which was perfect for a cosy corner at the library. I love being in the library and we all have our little nooks in there. I have one right in the aisle which has so many cookbooks.
This time, as I was running my hand along the books, I found one for diabetics. Whenever I see a  cookbook like this the first thing I turn to is the desserts. Coz it is a tough deal to hold the sweet craving and know well enough -How to create one without the glucose spikes?
I couldn’t resist borrowing the book to read it back at home and try out some of them. The first one that wanted to try is this bread pudding. I love the way the bread pudding turned out with arrowroot flour and the citrus feel of the silky custard.   I really loved this book with just this one recipe.
Thank god… the sun is back and its Spring, but the love for this recipe continues.
eggless bread pudding
If you are in Sydney and the cloudy weather bothers you with the wind gusts and cold rain showers check out the places where you can be.
This recipe is submitted to cooking from a cookbook challenge. This book was a perfect pick and I am looking forward to seeing more bloggers trying out this collection.
So long then, enjoy the spring and I am off to some garden tricks.
Try this recipe with hot cross buns in the place of bread.
bread pudding

Egg less Orange bread pudding

Super decadent with minimal fuss
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Desserts, Traditional
Cuisine American, Baking, Continental, diabetic friendly, Fusion, International, Kids choice, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 2 people
Calories 282 kcal


For the bread

  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3 tbsp orange juice ( fresh and sugar free)
  • 2 tbsp orange marmalade ( i used a sugar free vesion)
  • 2 slices Whole meal bread sliced thick

For custard

  • 1 pinch vanilla pod scraped or a touch of the extract
  • 400 ml full cream milk / plant based milks
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp stevia use 2 tsp raw sugar for the regular version.


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees ( adjust according to your oven)
  • Toast the bread slices, butter and apply the marmalade on them
  • Slice them into triangles and arrange them in your pudding baking pan.
  • Sprinkle the orange juice on them so that they soak up the custard better. Set aside till the custard is ready.
  • Remove 3 tbsp of milk for the custard into a small bowl and add the arrowroot powder to it. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed sauce pan add the milk and bring it to a boil. I have used almond milk for this recipe.
  • Now add in the arrowroot powder mixed with the cold milk and keep whisking to form a lumpless smooth custard.
  • Add the stevia and mix well.
  • Add the vanilla scaped towards the end and allow the custard to infuse for a couple of minutes
  • Pour this warm custard generously over the bread to cover it well.
  • I like the little peeks of browned bread after baking so i dont sink them all don into the custard, go ahead and push them in if you prefer that.
  • Now you can bake this in the oven for about 15 minutes or just till the ops are browning gently.
  • Since the custrad is alrady cooked it will be nice and soft.
  • Remove to a cooling rack for about 10 minutes
  • Dust a bit of extra stevia on top and serve.
  • Get your fancy spoons out and dig in...


I have tried it with soy milk but feel it tastes far better with nut milks.
If using cornflour, you may need to adjust to the consistency of a pouring custard.
You can swap the jam for raspberry or cherry which flavours well too.


Serving: 250gCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 227mgPotassium: 378mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26g
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Shobha Keshwani
5 years ago

The pudding looks so delicious with the flavour of oranges.

Lata Lala
5 years ago

The orange bread pudding sounds delicious with lovely flavours.

5 years ago

It looks yummy. Thank you for providing alternative vegan ingredients.

5 years ago

That looks delicious – and I imagine it would be lovely in the winter when oranges are in season yet it’s cold and snowy here in the Midwest – I’ll have to remember it then!

Prajakta Sukhatme
5 years ago

The pudding looks so rich and creamy . Orange flavor is a great addition to make it unique. Great recipe to make !

Soma Mukherjee
5 years ago

Love these kind of soulful recipes have never tried bread pudding with oranges I am sure it will taste yum and refreshing, have to try this next ti e for sure.

5 years ago

Seema, it was lovely reading your intro. Its been so long since I have just relaxed with a book, even if it was just a cookbook to drool over the pictures…I was literally transported to some time back in memory when I read those starting lines..maybe someday will come when I can do it again…that pudding surely looks divine and inviting..and the fact that it is eggless got me interested..will surely try it sometime..thanks for sharing.

5 years ago

While reading your post, I could feel the weather and the situation over there. It’s nice to see how you put everything together. Between, the pudding is drool worthy. The unique orange flavor in the dessert must have tickled your tongue.. Great post!

Priya Suresh
5 years ago

Serve me this pudding, i can enjoy them without any fuss. I loved orange flavour in pudding. Incredible delicious tis pudding looks.

5 years ago

The pudding looks scrumptious…the citrus flavor in it is really refreshing …it makes a great dessert

5 years ago

The bread looks delicious and moist.I like the idea of adding orange juice to it. Thanks for sharing

5 years ago

What a delightful treat to enjoy when outside weather playing its game! Love orange flavours in all the dessert and pudding, so this one is right up my street!

Uma Srinivas
5 years ago

Bread pudding sounds very good with the orange hint. Perfect for the evening treat!

5 years ago

looking absolutely tasty this eegless bread pudding. I think I am gonna gave it a bit chilled. really mouthwatering with this orange flavor.

5 years ago

SO SO flavorful !!! The orange flavor in it is really refreshing … Lovely dessert option seema 🙂

5 years ago

Love orange flavour and a sugarless one over it. Awesome share Seema, love these sugar free desserts.

Poonam Bachhav
5 years ago

Eggless bread pudding with orange juice flavor sounds so flavorful Seema ! Loved the fact that you have used stevia to sweeten the pudding. Thanks for the lovely share !

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