Panettone Bread Pudding

This Panettone bread pudding with cinnamon syrup is the perfect use for Christmas panettone. Plus it makes a delicious Christmas morning breakfast or dessert.

This Panettone bread pudding with cinnamon syrup is the perfect use for Christmas panettone. Plus it makes a delicious Christmas morning breakfast or dessert.

Hi everyone 🙂  I’ve been hit with a cold AGAIN so I apologize for my lack of posting. I’m getting really sick of getting sick. Sigh…..

Now. Onto the bread pudding.  I had a whole loaf of panettone bread in my pantry just dying to be used. Have you ever had panettone before? It’s delicious! It’s a sweet bread filled with candied orange, lemon zest and raisins. Perfect with coffee, tea or warm wine….yum!  The bread pudding keeps the delicious flavors of the panettone but adds the delicious texture of bread pudding…what more could you ask for?

This Panettone bread pudding with cinnamon syrup is the perfect use for Christmas panettone. Plus it makes a delicious Christmas morning breakfast or dessert.


Panettone Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Syrup

This Panettone bread pudding with cinnamon syrup is the perfect use for Christmas panettone. Plus it makes a delicious Christmas morning breakfast or dessert.

Yield: 9x13 pan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


For Cinnamon Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For Bread Pudding:

  • Butter
  • 1 (1-pound) loaf panettone bread, crusts trimmed, bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar


To make the syrup:

Combine 1 cup of water and brown sugar in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Boil until the syrup reduces to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream and cinnamon. Keep the syrup warm. (The syrup can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Re-warm before serving.)

To make the bread pudding:

Lightly butter a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Arrange the bread cubes in prepared dish.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, and sugar to blend. Pour the custard over the bread cubes, and press the bread cubes gently to submerge. Let stand for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing the bread cubes into the custard mixture. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake until the pudding puffs and is set in the center, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly.

Spoon the bread pudding into bowls, drizzle with the warm Cinnamon Syrup, and serve.

42 Responses to “Gluten Free Black Forest Pancakes”

  1. #
    Betsy | — April 27, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Love love love this! Love that you used kirschwasser in the cherries too! I’ve been living in Germany for the last 4+ years and LOVE this cake! But… in pancake form… YES PLEASE!

  2. #
    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog — April 27, 2015 at 7:50 am

    LOVE that these are gluten free! And I love dessert for breakfast so this is totally a winner in my book!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 27, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I LOVELOVELOVE Pamela’s Products and everyone knows that I adore pancakes. And chocolate. So, I am assuming that you made these for me 😉 Loving this dessert for breakfast – pinned!

  4. #
    meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — April 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I have been dying to get my hands on Pamela’s products. What is taking me so long?! And cake for breakfast? Pass me the plate plus some. Cause I am indulging!
    And my husbands route for shopping? One store or “Why you don’t you just buy me stuff? You have good taste” Ugh. not as fun….

  5. #
    Kate @ Framed Cooks — April 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Four? There is NO way I could stop at four with these babies. Dessert for breakfast for everyone!

  6. #
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine — April 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

    These are fabulous! I am always a fan of the chocolate cherry combo….but chocolate and pancakes is always going to be amazing to matter!

  7. #
    ashley - baker by nature — April 27, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Vacation, shopping, aaaaand these pancakes?! I want your life! But for real – they look amazing. I may need to make a stack this morning to shake the Monday blues.

  8. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — April 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

    We’re heading to Mexico for a family wedding and I’m doing the same – using it as an excuse to “refresh” my husband’s wardrobe a bit! (Mine too of course!) 🙂 As always, these pancakes look incredible! I.AM.DROOLING!

  9. #
    Abigail — April 27, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Wow! These pancakes are oozing with deliciousness! Awesome food photography too – my eyes are swooning over these! Pinned. 🙂

  10. #
    Cookin Canuck — April 27, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Holy gorgeous stack of pancakes, Batman! Those are absolutely amazing. I hope you and your husband have a fantastic time on your vacation together!

  11. #
    Rachael {La Fuji Mama} — April 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Oh my heavens to Betsy girl!! These look like show stoppers!! YES PLEASE. I’m afraid that if I make a batch I’ll just sit and eat them all. Would that be bad?!?

  12. #
    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — April 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Wow, those look amazing! I love chocolate for breakfast, adding cherries and whipped cream just makes it even better!

  13. #
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — April 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Those seriously look so fluffy and light! And the chocolate flavor along with the black forrest cake twist, you are a culinary genius girl!

    Hope you and the hubs have an awesome time on your much needed vaca!

  14. #
    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — April 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, these pancakes look decedent! I might have to try your tactic and make these the next time I try to drag, er, ahem, TAKE my guy shopping!

  15. #
    Becky | The Cookie Rookie — April 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    This looks SO decadent and amazing. YUM!

  16. #
    Stephanie @ Back for Seconds — April 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Yeah….I think I’ll go with the “eat them alllll” option 😉

  17. #
    The Food Hunter — April 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I think I would have to save them for dessert…but I would eat them all

  18. #
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — April 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    There is no doubt in my mind that these are the best pancakes I’ve ever seen! Black Forest anything reels me in every time and yup, I think I just may eat them all. 😉

  19. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — April 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I love that these are gluten free and honestly, these look way better than a Black Forest Cake to me! Dessert for breakfast doesn’t get any better!

  20. #
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — April 27, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    First off, these pictures are TO DIE FOR! I have wanted to use Pamela’s baking products for some time now and I can’t wait to try the gluten free mix!

  21. #
    Liz@HoosierHomemade — April 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    These pancakes look incredible! I was recently diagnosed with Gluten Free intolerance. I will definitely be looking for this mix.

  22. #
    Susan — April 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I think these pancakes should officially be named get husband to go shopping with you pancakes. It could probably convince any husband to do it. I know mine hates it but a good meal could get him out of house. Have fun on vacation and vacations are always an excuse for new clothes – you gotta look good!

  23. #
    Kirsten / Comfortably Domestic — April 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Dude. I would go shopping with you for free, but I’d be extra enthusiastic after a stack of those pancakes. I figure I could power through a sky high stack and then nap it off in one of those cushy chairs. Have a great vacation!

  24. #
    Heather | girlichef — April 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Whoa, these are super tempting. I’m a sucker for anything with cherries, and black forest is no exception. I think I would eat these for breakfast and dessert. Simultaneously.

  25. #
    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet — April 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I love how decadent you made Pamela’s gluten free pancakes. You’d hardly know these were made from a GF mix! Gorgeous!!

  26. #
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — April 27, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Girl I like your tecnique, if I made these for my hubby…. oh the possibilities! Another gorgeous mouthwatering recipe, pinning now!

  27. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — April 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Great way to get him energized to shop and shop long! I agree to just stack them as high as possible. Fun GF inspiration!

  28. #
    Thao @ In Good Flavor — April 27, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    This would be one of the most decadent breakfast I have had in a while. These pancakes look SO good!

  29. #
    Toni | BoulderLocavore — April 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    We use Pamela’s mixes all the time. They are fail-proof. You’ve made such a wonderful recipe with these pancakes; can’t wait to try them!

  30. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — April 28, 2015 at 12:23 am

    There’s nothing lnike some pre-vacation clothes shopping! Love it! Oh, these pancakes are heavenly!!

  31. #
    Kate @ Diethood — April 28, 2015 at 1:40 am

    These beautiful pancakes + shopping?!? HEAVEN!!

  32. #
    Catherine — April 28, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Dear Brandy, this is the most indulgent stack of GF pancakes I have seen. I LOVE it. These look so, so good. A must-try! xo, Catherine

  33. #
    Carla — April 28, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I hate clothes shopping, but I sure do love wearing new clothes on vacation. Especially since I tend to wear the same ones for photos and if you look at photos of me, I look like I only own 2 shirts haha! These pancakes definitely look like a great way to start the day before shopping.

  34. #
    Angie — April 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I have to try these! I love black forest anything, and these are the prettiest pancakes ever! I can’t buy my husband’s clothes, he’s so picky, I’ll just sneak in his closet and make a Goodwill bag every couple of months so he’s forced to replace stuff 🙂 Have fun on your vaca!

  35. #
    Nikki @ Nik Snacks — April 28, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I love pancakes infinitely better than waffles and using a mix is so much easier! I love your black forest spin on these!

  36. #
    Samantha — April 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    There are so many awesome things about this recipe.Cherries rock my life. I’ve always been curious about that mix when I see it in the store. I’ll have to check it out!

  37. #
    Samantha — April 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Also have fun with Art on vacation!

  38. #
    Kim Beaulieu — April 29, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Brandy I am just sitting here in awe. I’m not a big “stuff on my pancakes” kinda gal but you just totally changed my mind. This looks heavenly.

    I would love to go shopping with you one day. I went to the states last month and had a blast shopping over there. Finding clothes in Canada sucks.

  39. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — April 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

    That stack of pancakes looks truly amazing! I’m not usually one for a sweet breakfast, but I’d make an exception for a stack of these.
    Have fun on vacation!

  40. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — April 29, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I never would have guessed that these were gluten free by looking at the photos! So pretty! Have fun on your vacation!!

  41. #
    Marly — April 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

    What an amazing recipe – and you make it looks so easy. Can’t wait to try it!

  42. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — April 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Oh my word. I’d eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!

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