Capirotada, or Mexican Bread Pudding, is made with layers of crusty bread, raisins, bananas, almonds and cheese all soaked in sweetened cinnamon milk!
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Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Capirotada, or Mexican Bread Pudding, is made with layers of crusty bread, raisins, bananas, almonds and cheese all soaked in sweetened cinnamon milk!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Soaking time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 12 ounces crusty french bread , cut into 1-inch cubes (about 10 cups)
  • 4 bananas, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups shredded asadero cheese, or any mild tasting melty white cheese like Monterey Jack, Provolone or Mozzarella
  • round rainbow sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  • Grease a 3-quart 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add milk, dark brown sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Whisk together and bring to a gentle boil. 
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • Spread half of the bread in a single layer in the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the banana slices, half of the raisins, half of the sliced almonds and half of the shredded cheese. Repeat the process to make one more layer.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour the sweetened milk all over the Capirotada, paying close attention to the edges.
  • Let the bread pudding sit on the counter for 15 minutes to make sure it absorbs as much of the milk as possible.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, then loosely cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let cool for 15 minutes and top with sprinkles if desired. Serve warm or cold.

Notes

To store: Cover baking dish with plastic wrap or transfer Capirotada to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Serve chilled or reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 413
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 413kcal