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Gluten Free Carrot Cake Bread Pudding

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Easy Gluten Free Carrot Cake Bread Pudding {Dairy Free, Make Ahead}


Units Scale
  • 3 gluten free dinner rolls or about 3 cups (cubed or pulled apart)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 eggs (2 egg whites)
  • 12 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 oz unsweetened vanilla cashew milk (or silk almond milk)
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut Oil or non dairy butter (melted)
  • Optional dairy free frosting (see notes)


  1. First chop up your dates, day old bread, and shred your carrots. It’s easy to buy carrots already shredded if you don’t want to shred them yourself.
  2. toss your carrots, walnuts, and dates in a bowl and add in 1/4 cup of coconut sugar.
  3. Let that sit in fridge for a few hours or more. Letting the carrots and sugar sit is optional but it does help increase the sweetness.
  4. Next prepare your eggs. In a large bowl, whisk your eggs and egg whites together. Add in your cashew milk, the other 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk all together again.
  5. Once your carrots and dates have set well in the sugar, combine them with your bread in another bowl and another Toss all together.
  6. Place bread and carrots in oiled medium sized casserole (8×12 or 9×11) dish and spread it out evenly.
  7. Pour egg mixture on top making sure all the bread is evenly coated.
  8. You can let it sit for about 10 minutes or place in fridge for a few hours before baking.
  9. If liquid is all absorbed once set, add a few more tbsp to coat bread before baking.
  10. Once ready to bake, place in oven at 350F for 35-45 minutes. I usually check at 35 and go from there. if you soaked the bread longer, you might want to cook longer.
  11. Remove and drizzle with your choice of topping before serving.
  12. See notes for vegan cream cheese frosting options
  13. I used a 1/4 c maple syrup combined with a few tbsp of coconut oil to make it thicker. You can also use a dairy free butter to melt with maple syrup. Drizzle on top with a dash of cinnamon before serving or serve as is.


Here’ the link to the vegan maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

The nutrition stats are for without added frosting or maple syrup added.

Day old gluten free french rolls or baguettes works best for making ahead and soaking. We use udis gluten free french bread.

Serving size: 1 slice without frosting Calories: 178 Fat: 5.5 Saturated fat: 1.1 Carbohydrates: 27 Sugar: 19 Fiber: 2 Protein: 6

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american