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Budin de Pan Recipe: A Traditional Puerto Rican White Bread Pudding

Have you ever been to Puerto Rico?  Both Michelle and I went with friends before we were ever married.I went on a whim when a coworker invited me after she found $200 round-trip flights. If you know me, you know I didn’t hesitate to book. 

When we arrived in Puerto Rico we found something that we never got used to, slow service.  There were no quick waits for food so we had to calm down and plan plenty of time for dinner.  

I don’t think I ever got used to the long waits, especially when we arrived at restaurants already hungry. 

One thing we did find that we loved was the Budin de Pan, a Puerto Rican White Bread Pudding.  I tried it at a restaurant in Culebra where we went to dinner at a small restaurant. When I arrived home from Puerto Rico, I had to find a recipe and was relieved to find out it was very easy to make.  

Here is a recipe for Budin de Pan. 


  • 12 slices of white bread 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 can coconut milk 
  • ½ cup raisins 
  • ¼ cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Tear pieces of bread into bite-sized pieces with your hands and place them in a bowl. Then, mix in milk, eggs, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, and raisins and break up the chunks of bread until the mixture looks like a cake batter.
  2. Butter a 3-quart glass pan and pour in bread batter.
  3. Place into the oven at 350°F for 1 hour 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. After cooling, cut into squares and top individually with a dollop of whipped topping.


Wednesday 18th of January 2023

that's the best bread pudding I love it


Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

i made it the best budin de pan i ever had delicious told my daughter about this she flip and eat more ,real good, need to do son for my son


Thursday 24th of September 2020

I love this! This is my guide every time. I actually use a mixture of condensed milk and evaporated milk with a teaspoon of coconut extract in lieu of the can of coconut milk just so it’s more like my grandmas recipe! I also add cinnamon! FYI - When available i also use a loaf of Italian bread instead of the sliced.

I like the mix to be very moist so once I’m mixing I’ll add a few more drops of milk!

Diana Martinez

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Omg it is the best Budin de Pan in the whole world!!! Delicious, in obsessed with this now.... a recipe to keep forever

Anna Nunez

Tuesday 7th of April 2020