Recipe for Bread Pudding with Strawberries, Kiwi and Coconut Rum Sauce {Lightened up}

This recipe for bread pudding is quick, easy and made on the lighter side! It’s loaded with strawberries, kiwi and the yummiest coconut rum sauce!

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I have a problem.

It’s called “ObsessedWithMiniThingsItis”

For cereal, I do not remember the last time that I made a normal sized dessert.

I think it was the Circus Animal Ice Cream Cake…back in APRIL.

Ca-ray-zay like whoa.

Whatever that means.

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Anyway, I have been pondering in my brain-u-lar device the reasons why my subconscious keeps telling me to make ALL THE THINGS in mini form. Here is what I have come up with:

  1. Cute
  2. Easier to taste test because they’re easier to make smaller batches of. This decreases the ridiculous amount of leftovers that we already have exploding in our refrigerator.
  3. Cute

And…that’s about as far as I got.

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As you can see, I really only came up with 2 potentially good reasons: cute…and cute.

Oh, I just came up with another POSSIBLY good reason. Cute food is much easier to take pretty pictures of.

Side note: I may or may not have just thought of that because I just finished photographing the ugliest of the ugly food in all the evers. Stay tuned.

Today I am keeping with tradition.  I made you bread pudding.  In mini, individual form of course.

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Part of these little cutie patooties is from the brain of Mr. FFF.  He was the one that suggested the strawberry kiwi combo.

Sometimes he has good ideas.

HOW-EV-ER, usually his ideas are almost EXACTLY whatever the last recipe I made was, but with the teeniest of variations.  True story.

It’s annoying.


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Back to bread pudding.

Kings Hawaiian Bread is the secret ingredient to giving your bread pudding a head start in the Bread Pudding Race of the World (??) as it makes it extra sweet and extra moist. Read: yum x 1 billion.

The other secret to becoming a Bread Pudding Race gold medalist?

Coconut Rum Sauce.

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Just read that sentence again.  Must I explain why?

It’s sugar, coconut oil (not butter, woo hoo!), eggs and RUM.  How can that be bad?

Answer: It cannot.

Especially when you pour (read: douse) it on top of sweet, fruity AND adorable mini bread puddings.

Side note: I also highly recommend pouring it on your face.

Maybe even swimming in it.

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Too much?

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Strawberry Kiwi Bread Pudding with Coconut Rum Sauce
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Serves: 8
  • 2/3 Cup Light coconut milk
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Reduced-fat or fat-free half and half
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Granulated sugar *
  • 8 Cups Kings Hawaiian Original Sweet Round Bread, cut into one inch cubes. **
  • 1 1/3 Cups Strawberries, Sliced
  • 1 Cup Kiwi, sliced (about 3 kiwis)
  • Generous pinch of granulated sugar
  • Sweetened coconut flakes, for topping (optional)
  • For the sauce:
  • ½ Cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Rum (I used Malibu Spiced, it's a little less "coconut-y than than the regular kind)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, half and half, egg, vanilla and sugar.
  2. Add in the cubed bread and stir until all the bread is coated in the mixture, being careful not to totally destroy the cubes. Cover and place the refrigerator for at least 4 hours - overnight.
  3. To roast the fruit:
  4. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Place the sliced fruit on the prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle with a generous pinch of sugar.
  6. Bake until the fruit is soft and juicy, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. To make the pudding:
  8. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and GENEROUSLY spray a muffin tin with cooking spray (these stick pretty good!)
  9. Spoon the cooked fruit into the bread mixture, gently stirring to evenly incorporate the fruit. I left a little bit of fruit out to place on the top, if you want them extra pretty.
  10. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin, and really push and pack it in. The more air you leave between the bread/fruit the more the pudding will deflate, and be not as pretty, once it is baked.
  11. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, and bake until golden brown, the pudding feels set, and it begins to pull away from the sides of the muffin tin - about 35-40 mins. Let slightly cool in the tin.
  12. To make the sauce:
  13. While the bread pudding bakes, whisk together the coconut oil, sugar and egg over low heat in a small sauce pan. Stir it constantly until it just begins to thicken up (2-3 minutes.) Watch it closely so it doesn’t curdle!
  14. Take the sauce off the heat and whisk in the rum. Let cool slightly, so that it thickens up.
  15. Pour the sauce over the pudding and DEVOUR ***
* if you do not use the sauce, up the sugar to 1/2 of a cup, as the sauce helps to create the perfect sweetness.
** make sure you pack the cubes into the cup to ensure you get enough bread, it totals about 2/3 of a round loaf.
***Store leftover sauce in the refrigerator. The coconut oil with cause it to harden, but just microwave for 30 secs or so, to bring it back to the right consistency!
Whiskey Sauce adapted from Betty Crocker

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 Want more cutie patootie mini desserts?

Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes

Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed Quinoa Bites

Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed Quinoa Bites

Almond Joy Truffles

Almond Joy Truffles

Other links from around the web that I wanna eat:

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce – Confessions of a Picky Eater

Pineapple Upside-Down Bread Pudding– Call me PMC

Bacon Egg and Cheese Bread Pudding – Family Fresh Cooking

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  1. says

    Thanks for the shout out to my Pineapple Upside Down Bread Pudding! I love your individual bread puddings which means I would not have to share. I hate to share desserts!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Of course, it looks so good Paula!!
      I hate sharing too, so this sounds like it’s perfect for you 😉 Thanks!

      • says

        Haha, yeah, I know, my wife always wants just one bite of mine, which I shouldn’t mind but somehow do… Since I have lived in Japan, I have gained a lot more appreciations for small things and the “less is more” ideal. I am glad you have found the same thing, not to mention they are cutie patootie!

        • Taylor Kiser says

          Haha I always steal a bite of my husbands food too..must be a wife thing, sorry! 😉
          I’m glad you like the mini and agree that they are cute! I hope you had a great weekend Derek! 😀

  2. says

    Ha ha…gotta love husbands! And of course they want to take all the credit when it was really your idea and not their! :) I am obsessed with mini foods too…they are just too adorable! And these bread pudding mini muffins are adorable! Love the flavors going on here…kudos to your hubby! :) Pinned!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      RIGHT?! Oh man, can’t live with them, can’t live without them 😉
      Thanks so much Gayle! I’ll pass on the kudos :) Happy Friday!

  3. says

    When my husband and I got married, we didn’t have a wedding cake. You know what we had instead? Individual bread puddings. So… that pretty much means these were made for me. Thanks for that 😉 Ha ha. I have never heard of Kings bread before. I will have to check it out.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      That is SO awesome! We actually didn’t have cake either…we had donuts and mini cheesecakes!
      I totally was thinking about you when I made these 😉 You must check out Kings, it’s so sweet and yum!

  4. says

    Girl you crack me up. But I think you’re totally right about this one winning the Bread Pudding Race of the World… it’s a given with that Coconut Rum Sauce – that I will ABSOLUTELY be pouring right into my face! Thanks for the suggestion. I’m taking it seriously :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha I am SO glad you understand the bread pudding race!! 😉 And also SO glad you are going to take the suggestion. You must do it to really make the experience whole! Happy Friday Holly! :)

  5. says

    Plain bread pudding is already a very favorite of mine BUT it gets a million times better when that gorgeous coconut rum sauce is involved! Are these beauties even real??? Because they are too cute to be true! Mini desserts for the win!
    Enjoy your weekend! xx

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Aw thank you so much Consuelo! If you’re a bread pudding fan, these are for you! I hope you have a great weekend as well! xoxo

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha, it would make a perfect post honeymoon treat! Yes, I agree…SOMETIMES they surprise us 😉

  6. says

    Mini food – yes, yes, yes. I always think the first bite or two of something is always the best, so why not just stay with those first few bites – and move onto the next bite of something else amazing!! And, I agree about the just being so stinking cute.

    Strawberry and kiwi are not something I would have come up with for bread pudding – and I come up with some pretty crazy (but good) stuff – so Thanks (Mr. FFF) for the inspiration! And of course, Coconut Rum Sauce – cause I love me some sauce,


    • Taylor Kiser says

      YES! More bites of different tasting things is always the best – I am so glad that you agree!
      It definitely is a bit of an odd bread pudding combo, but I promise it’s amazing, I am glad you think so too! Thanks Karen! :)

  7. says

    I think I could drink the coconut rum sauce straight up…wow! But I’d be happy to try it over your marvelous mini bread puddings, too :)

  8. says

    Mini desserts are the best because: a. they’re cute, and b. portion control :) And considering I ate alllll the desserts in abundance while I was in the DR, it’s nothing but minis for me from here on out 😉

    Bread pudding has always been one of my faves and this one looks soooooo flavorful! I’m on this. hard! Hope you’ve had a marvelous weekend, my dear!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha! How was your trip?!!? I remember eating the best desserts in the DR! Except the cheesecake…they all tasted like sponges :(
      Not that I know what a sponge tastes like….
      Thanks girl! I hope you’re not to stressed out with all the laundry that vacations bring. YUCK

  9. says

    How totally GORG are these bread puddings??! Seriously, your photos are mind-blowing amazing. LOVE the colors and lighting. I wanna stuff at least 110 of these in my face. Strawberries and kiwi could quite possibly be my new fav combo in the world. Thank your hubby for me! He’s a keeper for sure. LOL 😀 Pinned!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Aw thank you so much Sarah, you are too sweet! I was very happy with this shoot, which is rare :)
      Haha I will totally thank him for you!! And, I am really into your idea of 110…I think I’ll join ya :) Thanks for the pin girlfriend!

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