How To Prepare The Best Jamaican Bread Pudding Recipe At Home?

Do you love the Jamaican bread pudding? Do you know how to make the pudding? If you don’t know, the following information has some of the Jamaican bread recipes that you can try at home. I found out that all the recipes are easier and you will love the results. Bread pudding is a delicious snack for most people. It can be eaten at any time. Here we have some of the recipes that you can use to prepare the tastiest Jamaican bread pudding at home.

The first bite will surprise you how yummy the pudding is. It is usually made from crumbs of white or brown bread. The crumbs are textured are several days old. This is one of the best bread puddings that you can eat. It is sweet, soft, and tastier when served with whipped cream or ice cream. It is simple to make. You can make it successfully the first time you try it.


What you will need

The following are some of the ingredients that you may need when making the Jamaican bread pudding.

  • ​Loaves of white or brown bread
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Condensed milk, sweetened
  • Evaporated milk
  • Raisins
  • Vanilla extract
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Rum
  • Water

Some of the ingredients are optional. You can replace them easily if you want.


  • Oven
  • Baking dish/bowl/cups
  • Pan
  • Mixing bowls

1. The Jamaican Bread Pudding Using A Water Bath

The required ingredients

  • 3 loaves of ciabatta bread
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • An egg yolk
  • ¼ can condensed milk, sweetened
  • 1.5 cans of evaporated milk
  • 3 handfuls of raisins
  • 1 spoon of vanilla extract
  • Grated nutmeg
  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ spoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of rum
  • Water
  • Prepare the raisins and soak them in your favorite rum.
  • Cut the loaves of bread into slices. Melt the butter over medium-low heat using a pan.
  • Pour the melted butter into a bowl. Spread the butter on the slices of bread using a brush or spoon.
  • Place the slices in a pan over medium heat and toast them nicely.
  • Stack the toasted slices and cut them in the middle. And then slice them into small cubes.
  • Put the remaining ingredients in a bowl and combine them well.
  • Prepare the baking dish. You can pre-oil is to prevent sticking.
  • Soak the bread cubes in the mixture. Ensure that they don’t mush up by turning them with your hand gently.
  • Put them in the baking dish and add the raisins.
  • Boil the water in your teapot and pour it into a large receptacle where you can place the baking dish. This will ensure that the pudding cooks slowly in the water bath.
  • Set your oven up to 350 degrees F and place the pudding inside to cook.
  • Let the pudding cook properly. Use a fork to check the doneness of the pudding. You can sample two pieces.

2. The Best Jamaican Bread Pudding Recipe In The Oven

The required ingredients

  • Bread
  • Margarine
  • A teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 4 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • A teaspoon of nutmeg
  • A splash of rum, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¾ cup of soaked fruit or raisins
  • Slice the bread into small slices which can fill an ovenproof pan that you have.
  • Spread margarine on each slice and cut them into squares.
  • Combine the sugar, milk, nutmeg, vanilla, and the cinnamon. Use an amount of sugar that you like.
  • Beat the eggs and add them into the milk mixture. You can also add rum if you want.
  • Grease the pan and place the bread slices. Sprinkle some raisins or the soaked fruit that you have.
  • On top of the raisins add pieces of bread and then the raisins. Repeat the procedure until the pan is almost full.
  • On top of the bread, pour the milk mixture. Ensure that the bread pieces absorb the mixture properly. Add more if needed.
  • Place them in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F. The pudding should be firm and golden brown.
  • Let it cool slightly before you serve. The leftovers can be kept in the fridge

3. The Easiest Jamaican Bread Pudding Recipe

The required ingredients

  • 1lb white bread, 1-day old
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of melted butter
  • 4 cups of milk
  • ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of rum
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ cup of condensed milk, sweetened
  • 1/3 cup of raisins
  • Preheat your oven up to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the crust of the bread and slice it into small pieces.
  • Combine the sugar, nutmeg, raisins, rum, cinnamon, melted butter, and the pieces of bread.
  • Grease a baking pan and line it with a wax paper.
  • Put the bread mixture into the baking dish.
  • Combine the whole milk, eggs, and the condensed milk and pour into the baking dish over the bread mixture.
  • Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for about an hour.
  • Use a small knife to check the doneness of the pudding. It should come out dry.
  • Let the pudding cool slightly before it is served. You can serve with whipped cream or ice cream to enjoy.

4. The Jamaican Rum Bread Pudding

The required ingredients

  • ½ cup of raisins
  • Pieces of bread, stale or fresh
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • A tablespoon of Jamaican rum
  • ¼ cup of melted margarine or butter
  • 3 cups of warm milk
  • A tablespoon of vanilla
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • Cut the bread into small cubes about an inch and put them in a big bowl.
  • Add cinnamon, raisins, allspice, salt, and nutmeg to the bread cubes and mix them well.
  • Combine the sugar, eggs, and the vanilla in a different bowl.
  • To the egg mixture, add the milk, rum, and the butter. Stir to mix well.
  • Add the mixture into the bowl that has the bread mixture. The bread should be wet.
  • Grease your baking dish and pour the mixture.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Put the baking dish in the oven that you preheated to 375 degrees.
  • Bake the mixture for about 45 minutes. You can check the pudding using a small knife. It should come out dry and clean.
  • Serve the pudding with custard or ice cream.
  • Enjoy.

Did you enjoy going through the recipes? All the recipes are easier and simple to follow. You can make the dessert at home for your family and friends. You can use any of the recipes and get the best results. You can use stale or fresh bread. Rum is optional for some recipes.

Have you ever made the Jamaican bread pudding? Please feel free to share some tips or comment in the comments section.

You can learn on how to make Bajan sweet bread here.

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