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Crockpot Irish Soda Bread Pudding

crockpot irish bread puddingYa hear that?

Wait. Be quiet for a minute! Listen.

Know what that is? That’s the sound of leaves falling off the trees and ‘cracking’ when they hit the ground.

At least, that’s what you hear at my house 😉

Know what that means right? It’s comfort food bust-out-the-crockpot season! I have just the recipe to get you revved up and ready to go. 

First, you are going to need to make some of my fan-tab-u-lous Irish Soda Bread.



But only half of it.

If you don’t have half,  there is Irish Soda Bread Pudding with Irish Cream.

irish bread pudding tins


I really enjoy the baked version, however the crockpot version requires much less prep work.  Bread pudding is a bread-based dessert popular all over the world. When I was younger my mother would make bread pudding when the loaf of bread was in danger of going bad before someone had a chance to make a sandwich. I always looked forward to bread pudding because it always felt like a special treat. We always had the ingredients on hand, too. I always thought of it as ‘poor people food’ much like rice pudding, where leftovers were used so that mom didn’t have to break the grocery budget with dessert items.

Well, that’s how it was in my house. 😉

Over the years I have learned there really is no fixed recipe. I’ve had it so many different ways, but due to my Irish roots I tend to stick to the Irish flavors.

This crockpot Irish Bread Pudding isn’t a traditional ‘fix-it-and-forget-it’ traditional crockpot recipe. If you try to do it that way you will over cook your bread pudding and the results won’t be pretty.  Cook on your lowest setting and check it every 30 minutes.

Crockpot Irish Soda Bread Pudding

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
4.89 from 9 votes


  • 1/2 loaf Irish Soda Bread crumbled
  • 1 shot glass full of Irish Cream liquor
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 4 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups milk


  • Crumble the soda bread and place it in the crockpot.
  • Sprinkle all the cinnamon over the top.
  • Drizzle the maple syrup over the bread.
  • Drizzle the vanilla over the bread.
  • If you'd like, melt the butter and evenly distribute over the bread.
  • Beat the 3 eggs to make sure they are blended well. Pour over the top of the bread.
  • Add the milk and Irish Cream over the top of the bread and other ingredients.
  • Top your pot with the lid.
  • Cook on low and check every 30 minutes. You want your eggs to be cooked but you don't want anything to be rubbery or dry.
  • If you have too much bread that is not covered and at risk for drying out, add another egg and another 1/4 cup of milk.


Did you (or are you) have a mom who used every little bit of food? What did she (you) make??


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  1. 5 stars
    Haha, I busted out my crockpot last week. Once it got to the point where I had to wear a sweatshirt, I figured it was time. I am making some chili with mine this weekend 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Ohh I’ll have to ask my Mum if she has ever thought of making something like this – Soda bread is one of the only breads my Dad can eat. x

    1. I agree. I make homemade white bread for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. I make extra to give out to family because everyone loves it. I call it my secret bread because I don’t use a bread maker but I wont tell anyone how I make it. My mom taught me and I have shown hubs and kiddo. Maybe someday I will let everyone in on my homemade bread secret.

  3. Oh yeah my crockpot comes out as soon as school starts. It is currently still in the sink getting scrubbed clean because the ribs I cooked in there the other day cooked a bit too long. Oops. Anyways, I am a fan and that bread pudding looks so good.

    1. It’s so good! You should try it! Sometimes I put currants or raisins in it. Some cinnamon. You can do a lot with it so it’s not so plain. I also found a recipe that made it not so soda-y.

  4. 5 stars
    I love anything that I can cook in a crock pot. This looks especially delicious and I also would love to try making just the Irish Soda Bread. I know it would be a family favorite.

    1. I tried it because we had some soda bread left over and wanted something sweet after dinner. I didn’t want to turn the oven on as it was still fairly warm outside. I don’t have central air so the less we have to run the a/c the better.

    1. We were McMahon’s at one time. My family left Ireland and landed in Canada before heading to Michigan and changing their name. My other family is McCliggott. My husband is Scottish/Irish and it’s McConnell.

    1. Soda bread isn’t for everyone. It took me a long time to get a recipe together that wasn’t so soda-y. Now I love it. Especially when we put rosemary and thyme on the top. YUM!

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