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Grape Nut Pudding

Updated: May 26

“This was one of my most requested desserts at my favorite restaurant as a child. I got so excited over it; the waitresses remembered me at my families favorite restaurant and knew to bring it to the little girl in pigtails with the dimple when she finished her dinner. They even made it more special and added a candle… every-time!” 😊

Grape Nut Pudding

Servings – 9 Prep Time – 15 Minutes Cook Time – 60 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal

  • 4 cups whole milk

  • 5 large eggs

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for dusting over the top of the pudding

  • Freshly ground nutmeg, for dusting over the top of the pudding


Preheat the oven to 350°F and heat a kettle of water to just below boiling.

Generously butter the bottom and sides of a glass baking dish (either 13 x 9 or 9 x 9 - see notes).

Place the Grape-Nuts cereal in a large bowl and set it aside.

Scald the milk in the microwave or a saucepan and pour it over the cereal, reserving 1/2 cup for tempering the eggs.

Set the cereal and milk aside for 5 minutes to begin softening.

While the cereal soaks, whisk the eggs, vanilla, sugar, salt, and cinnamon together until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is a little frothy.

Start whisking the reserved milk into the eggs, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Once the eggs are tempered, add them to the bowl with the milk and cereal.

Stir to combine, pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle some extra cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.

Place the baking dish into the center of a large roasting pan and carefully pour the hot water into the outer pan to a depth of about 1-inch.If you aren't familiar with baking custard in a water bath (bain-marie), click here for a more detailed explanation.

Carefully place the pan in the oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the pudding pulls away from the edges of the dish slightly and a butter knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the pudding from its water-filled outer container and set the dish on a cooling rack to cool completely.

To serve, cut into squares for serving and top with whipped cream if desired.


I prefer the 9 x 9 will turn out a little thicker and the cereal will form a soft crust on the bottom topped with a layer of creamy custard. It's really cool to see the layers.

You can use either a 13 x 9 x 2-inch or a 9 x 9 x 2.5-inch baking dish for this recipe. The 13 x 9 will turn out thinner and the soft cereal will be mixed throughout the custard layer.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g

"Grape-Nut pudding is a classic New England dessert of lightly-sweetened egg custard combined with Post Grape-Nuts cereal and spices."

Please excuse the blurry picture. It was a very old photo I was able to find... before digital cameras... That statement surely shows my age.. Ha! A little nostalgia for you! Updated pics coming soon!

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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