Slow Cooker Vegan Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
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You can use gluten-free or wheat bread in this recipe, but make sure it's dairy-free.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 9 vegan bread slices (gluten-free, if needed)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free buttery spread
  • 3 apples*, sliced or diced (optionally peeled)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup honey or agave nectar (for strictly vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup walnuts (optional; omit for nut-free)
  1. Spread the buttery spread on the bread slices and place under a broiler until nicely browned.
  2. Cut the bread into chunks
  3. Place the toasted bread, apples, apple juice, raisins, honey or agave, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in your slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Set the slow cooker to LOW and leave to cook for 5 to 6 hours. Check in and stir the bread pudding around the 3 to 4 hour mark.
  5. Stir in the walnuts (if using) before serving.
*Choose apples that hold their shape when baking, like Granny Smiith, Cortland, or Braeburn.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at