Hawaiian Bread Pudding

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Is anyone else as obsessed with Hawaiian bread as I am? We always have a loaf of Hawaiian bread in our breadbox, aka, the microwave. Sometimes, I melt a little butter and drizzle it over the bread with cinnamon and sugar and then pop it in the oven for a few minutes. I use the little rolls for pulled pork sandwiches, corned beef sandwiches, and sliders.

I usually eat a couple plain rolls in my car on way to work in the morning as well. And, lets not forget the classic, spinach dip in a loaf of Hawaiian bread, appetizer. I cannot get enough of Hawaiian bread. I am always looking for an excuse to eat Hawaiian bread. If you have any great recipes that use Hawaiian bread I would love to hear them.

Since I love Hawaiian bread so much we decided to make bread pudding out of it, and since it is “Hawaiian” we decided to add some pineapple. And what goes better with pineapple than coconut? For us this was kind of a risk. To begin with, I’ve never actually made bread pudding and I’ve only ever eaten it a few times before.

And I have NEVER had bread pudding with Hawaiian bread, pineapple, or coconut! But we love all of those things so we decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did, because it was one of the best things we have ever made, not to mention easy! If you love Hawaiian bread, you will definitely love this dessert. And bonus, there is Hawaiian bread and pineapple in it so it also qualifies as breakfast!

Hawaiian Bread Pudding

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert


  • 1 loaf of Hawaiian bread cut into bite sized cubes
  • 2 cup pineapple cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cup cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Cut the bread and pineapple into bite-sized cubes and add them to the 9×13 pan.
  • In a saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, put the chocolate chips into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Once the heavy cream begins to simmer, remove it from the heat and pour it over the white chocolate chips.
  • Whisk the white chocolate and the heavy cream until the chocolate is melted.
  • Add the sugar, milk, eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla, and whisk.
  • Pour the mixture over the bread and pineapple.
  • Sprinkle with the coconut.
  • Allow the bread pudding to sit for 1 hour, and then bake for 45 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
  • If it is getting too brown, cover the bread pudding with foil.
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