This delicious Gluten Free Eggnog Bread Pudding is a special treat that is good enough for holiday entertaining! Enter the perfect gluten free bread, and you have a kid-friendly gluten free eggnog dessert!

A slice of eggnog bread pudding on a plate. It has a small dollop of whipped cream.

(*This post was sponsored by Franz Bakery. All gushings and opinions about this eggnog bread pudding and gluten free bread are my own!)

There is something to be said for the holiday season. The traditions, the food, the flavors! Do you have a food or flavor that makes you feel like smiling?

Eggnog does it for me! It is creamy and full of sweet spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. You can use dairy-free or regular eggnog in this recipe. Add a fresh, homemade whipped cream, and I could live on the stuff! Even my picky one will eat this eggnog bread pudding

This gluten-free bread pudding recipe is even more special because it was made with Franz Gluten Free Mountain White bread. If you haven’t tried Franz gluten free bread yet, you are in for a special treat. If you love eggnog as much as we do, check out all of my gluten free eggnog recipes!

A bag of Franz Mountain White gluten free bread.

I have used Franz Gluten Free Breads in a few recipes now. Check out this Gluten Free Ricotta Stuffed French Toast recipe and this Roasted Acorn Soup with Homemade Pumpkin Spice Croutons recipe.

A close up of a slice of eggnog bread pudding.

Are you ready to try making this gluten free eggnog dessert for yourself?

Ingredient Notes:

  • gluten free bread – I like Mountain White Franz best.
  • Eggnog – Use either regular or dairy-free.
  • eggs – Size large.
  • Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice – Be sure to verify the spices you use are gluten free.

Step-By-Step Directions:

Making a gluten free eggnog bread pudding is so easy! With just a few simple steps, you can put it together. 

Slices of Franz bread in its packaging.

Step 1: Open the special bag that the Franz bread is in. I call it a special bag because it makes the Franz bread shelf-stable until you open it.

Cubes of bread on a wooden cutting board.

Step 2: Cut the bread into cubes. Don’t forget to include the crust. My kids hate crust but love it when it is hidden in a casserole like this gluten-free eggnog bread pudding!

Bread cubes with eggnog in a bowl.

Step 3: Soak the gluten free bread cubes in eggnog and sprinkle with cinnamon and other spices. I let the bread soak for 20 minutes so that it falls apart when saturated.

You can soak the bread pudding overnight in the refrigerator if you like a very soft bread pudding.

Step 4: Bake the bread pudding at 350º F for 25 minutes. Cool and top with whipped cream. Franz Gluten Free Bread would also be delicious in this Classic Gluten Free Bread Pudding.

Recipe FAQ:

How large should the bread cubes be cut?

You can make the cubes any size for this gluten free eggnog bread pudding recipe. I made my cubes 1 inch by 1 inch.

Can you make this egg nog bread pudding dairy-free?

You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using dairy-free eggnog! You will find soy-based, almond-based, and coconut-based eggnog.

How long will eggnog bread pudding keep in the refrigerator?

This eggnog bread pudding is a great dish to make ahead as it will keep in the refrigerator for three days.

The top view of the eggnog bread pudding.

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Add chocolate chips for a sweet treat!
  • Top with this homemade Vanilla Cream Sauce!
  • Add pecans for an extra shot of protein
  • Candied ginger chunks would add a delicious zing to this recipe!

More Gluten Free Pudding Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Include which brand of gluten free bread you used. This helps others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

a slice of eggnog bread pudding on a white plate

Gluten Free Eggnog Bread Pudding

Sandi Gaertner
A simple gluten free eggnog bread pudding recipe.
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 128 kcal


  • 4 cups gluten free bread
  • 2 cups eggnog you can use regular or non-dairy
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Chop gluten free bread on a cutting board into 1 inch cubes.
  • Put the cubes in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, add eggnog, spices, and eggs. Mix well with a whisk.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the bread cubes and stir to coat the cubes.
  • Allow the bread cubes to sit for 20 minutes to absorb all of the liquid.
  • Put into a greased baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, or until done.


Feel free to use any gluten free bread you have on-hand! You can use regular or dairy free eggnog.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
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  1. 5 stars
    Mmmmm…. bread pudding! Love spongy center with that delicious crust – you’ve served it up just perfect and it looks AMAZING!

  2. This is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family, Sandi. I am definitely preparing it as soon as possible. Is this a good recipe to use stale bread for?

    1. Hi Agness, it would depend on how stale your bread is. If it is stale, but slightly hard, yes. If it is stale and mushy from age, probably not. I hope this helps.

  3. 5 stars
    I love eggnog in EVERYTHING this time of year! And bread pudding is one of my faaaaaaaaavorite desserts ever! This is a win-win!

  4. 5 stars
    This sounds like the perfect festive treat! Will definitely have to put this on the list of things to try!

  5. 5 stars
    I love Franz bread and buy it when I travel to Oregon! Bread pudding is such a traditional Christmas dessert. So excited to serve this!

  6. 5 stars
    This looks like the perfect way to get my eggnog without drinking it. This sounds delicious for dessert or even breakfast. Love the additional tips to mix things up a bit. Chocolate chips would be my first addition. Yum!