Sunbutter and Jelly Bread Pudding in a cast iron skillet with colored pencils and wooden utensils around it

Gluten-Free SunButter & Jelly Bread Pudding

If you’re having house guests stay over this holiday season and those house guests include children, you’re going to need some recipes you can turn to that will help distract the young ones while you and the rest of the adults wrap presents, decorate, or otherwise unwind. This SunButter & Jelly Bread Pudding recipe takes that childhood favorite – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – and turns it into something new and fun for the kids.

Instead of peanut butter and jelly, this is SunButter and jelly – that way it’s nut-free! I used organic SunButter but you can use the organic or creamy variety. If you want to lower the sugar on this recipe, you can use coconut sugar instead of regular sugar and use a jam that is low in sugar. This bread pudding is delicious and creamy and full of nostalgic comfort!

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Sunbutter and Jelly Bread Pudding in a white cast iron skillet with a wooden serving spoon

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Sunbutter and Jelly Bread Pudding in a cast iron skillet with colored pencils and wooden utensils around it
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Gluten-Free SunButter & Jelly Bread Pudding Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 673kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Butter or non-stick cooking spray
  • 14 slices gluten-free bread
  • ½ jar organic or creamy SunButter
  • 10 ounces strawberry jam
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Make 7 SunButter and jam sandwiches, spreading the SunButter and jam thickly. Cut off the crusts and cut each sandwich into 4 squares. Place in a greased 9-inch skillet or gratin pan in a single layer.
  • Whisk together the half-and-half, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Pour over the mini sandwiches. Gently and lightly press the sandwiches down, making sure they get fully soaked in the cream mixture. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and let the sandwiches soak while the oven preheats.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and the custard is set. Let sit for 5 minutes, then dust with powdered sugar and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free SunButter & Jelly Bread Pudding Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 673 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 325mg14%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 561IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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