Bread pudding in a mug - yes, please! This easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Microwave Bread Pudding takes minutes to make, making it perfect for a late-night craving or a quick dessert.
I am not a big dessert person. In fact, I rarely eat dessert. I do have the occasional piece of dark chocolate though. Many times dark chocolate is accompanied by peanut butter. That way it isn't too sweet.
I don't buy dark chocolate often because it will disappear quickly if I do. I do keep cacao powder around, though. That way I have to work for my dessert. I whip up some cacao powder, sweetener, and peanut butter and dilute it to a pudding-like consistency.
When I do crave dessert, I like it to be easy and in small portions. This simple bread pudding hits both of those requirements. It literally takes minutes to make, which makes it perfect for a late-night craving when you want something fast.
That's usually when I crave dark chocolate. It's after a couple of glasses of my Camping Sangria recipe, which pairs nicely with dark chocolate.
Ever since starting the blog a few years ago, I've been creating desserts with bread products, whereas pre-blog I probably would have never considered it. I think my Vegan Dessert Pizza was one of the first, as well as one of my favorites.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is made in minutes. You can make it when a craving hits.
- It is sweet and rich.
- There's no baking involved and you can make it for one person!
- Cacao powder (or cocoa powder): Adds a chocolate flavor.
- Peanut butter: I used all-natural peanut butter. You could also use shelf-stable peanut butter.
- Maple syrup: Adds sweetness. You could also use agave syrup, date paste, or brown sugar.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness.
- Bread: I used gluten-free brown rice bread. Use your favorite bread.
- Coconut milk: Adds a rich creamy flavor. I used full-fat coconut milk. You could also use almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, or another dairy-free milk for a lighter version.
- Chocolate chips: Adds a sweet, rich chocolate flavor. You could also use dark chocolate baking chunks.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Mix the cacao powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt.
Step 2: Spread the mixture on both pieces of bread.
Step 3: Sandwich the two pieces together and slice them into cubes.
Step 4: Place the cubes into a microwave-safe dish. Distribute chocolate chips in between the cubes.
Step 5: Pour coconut milk over the top and heat in the microwave.
- All microwaves are different, so you may want to start at 1 minute, then add time in 30 second increments.
- For a lighter version, use unsweetened almond milk. I tried it both ways and liked it both ways, although the coconut milk version is a bit richer.
- For a dryer vegan bread pudding, toast the bread or use day-old bread. Gluten-free bread is quite dense, so you might want to try it out of the package first before trying it toasted. I did both and prefer it straight from the package.
- To get the chocolate peanut butter mixture on all pieces of bread, it's best to spread it on both slices, sandwich them together, then add another layer on top.
- If you're really in a hurry, you can buy store-bought chocolate peanut butter spread.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
You can eat this recipe warm, at room temperature, or cold. I prefer it warm right out of the microwave.
This vegan bread pudding recipe will last 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
This chocolate bread pudding with peanut butter is perfect for those late-night cravings when you want something fast!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Microwave Bread Pudding
- Mix cacao powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt. Spread on both pieces of bread.
- Put two pieces of bread together, like a sandwich. Spread remaining mixture on top piece of bread. Slice into small cubes.
- Place bread cubes in a microwave safe mug or ramekin. Distribute chocolate chips in between bread, if using, or melt first and pour on top when done microwaving. Pour coconut milk over bread.
- Microwave for 2 minutes, and let sit for 2 minutes.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.