This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!

Chocolate + PB Beer Bread Pudding (Vegan)

I think DuClaw should put a cautionary statement on their beers specifically warning children not to drink them. They have a habit of making the kinds of beverages you’d expect to find on the lower shelves at the grocery store – beers that taste like strawberry Nesquik or coconut macarons. Then there’s one of my personal favorites, the Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, which, unlike most beers that are made from grains like malt and barley, I’m fairly certain is fermented from Reese’s Puffs Cereal.

I realize that most kids don’t actually enjoy the flavor of beer or any other alcoholic beverages, but DuClaw does a great job of making well balanced beers that aren’t overly sweet but are potently flavored. (And before you ask, I’m not getting paid to say that).

Sweet Baby Jesus is one of those craft brews you can enjoy whether you drink beer like it’s a hobby (like me), or because you live with someone who drinks beer like a hobby (like Sarah), or if you just like peanut butter and chocolate (everyone in the world), which is exactly why there should be a bold “Not for Kids” sign on the front of every bottle.

This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!

And for those craft beer snobs out there, I mean that in a good way. A lot of fruit and dessert flavored beers are unbearably sweet, I know, but not so with this one. It’s rich, creamy, and perfectly balanced – which is exactly why we’re using it to make our beer bread pudding. Hopefully you can trust me when I say that, too, because I’ve tried quite a few beers. Enough that you’d need all the fingers and toes of more than a dozen people to count all of them – because who does math any other way.

For those of you who haven’t tried DuClaw’s Sweet Baby Jesus yet, now is the time. You may only need one bottle for the beer bread pudding, but then you’ll need something to wash it down with, and nothing goes with beer like more beer, and then you’re already indulging yourself, so you may as well have another.

…So buy a lot of beer.

(You’re welcome, DuClaw.)


Chocolate + PB Beer Bread Pudding (Vegan)

This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!

I love bread pudding for any reason at any time, which is coincidentally how I also enjoy beer, so it doesn’t get much better than beer bread pudding. This recipe is simple, easy, and makes a bread pudding that’s soft, but not soggy, with a dense and rich peanut butter and chocolate flavor. There are some pleasant roasted malt after notes and just a touch of smooth bitterness at the finish, in case you forgot that a good portion of this recipe came from a bottle.

We recommend topping it off with the vegan peanut butter sauce (recipe included) and some ice cream or whipped topping for the perfect bite.

As a side note, for those of you who might be wondering why we made it vegan, it’s because it would’ve been downright mean to exclude anyone from enjoying something so tasty.

This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!

This recipe makes 2 – 3 servings.

Ingredients for the Beer Bread Pudding:

NOTE: When we say dry crusty bread, we mean the kind of dry bread that cartoon characters use to bludgeon each other. Ideally, you’ll leave your loaf out overnight, or maybe for a couple of nights, uncovered.

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (a little less than 1 bottle) of DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  • 5 cups of dry crusty bread, cubed – French bread is perfect for this
  • 1 and 3/4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chunks (such as Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 cups peanuts, chopped roughly
  • Oil or shortening, for greasing
  • OPTIONAL: vegan whipped topping, such as SO Delicious CocoWhip

Ingredients for the Vegan Peanut Butter Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!

How to Put It in Your Mouth:

Now scoop up some bread pudding, top with ice cream or whipped non-dairy type stuff and a hefty portion of peanut butter sauce… yum.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, pour the beer into a small pot and simmer gently on the stove for 10 minutes, until alcohol is completely evaporated. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the 1 and 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cooked beer, and vanilla extract. Add the bread, let sit for 5 minutes, then stir gently to make sure it’s evenly coated. Let sit for 5 more minutes until soft.

  3. Add the chocolate chunks and peanuts and mix very gently – try to mix as little as possible!

  4. Lightly grease an oven safe pan or dish and scoop the bread pudding mixture into it. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when all the liquid is absorbed and the texture is soft, but not soggy.

For the Vegan Peanut Butter Sauce:

  1. Add the 1/2 cup milk and 2/3 cup granulated sugar to a small pot and heat until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Add the peanut butter and whisk to combine. Let simmer for 2 minutes, then turn off the heat. Add the vanilla and allow to cool to just above room temperature.

And there you have it! Top your bread pudding with some whipped non-dairy type stuff and a hefty serving of peanut butter sauce.

This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!

This vegan beer bread pudding is made with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, the perfect beer for a bread pudding!


Chocolate + PB Beer Bread Pudding (Vegan)

This recipe makes 2 – 3 servings.

Ingredients for the Beer Bread Pudding:

NOTE: When we say dry crusty bread, we mean the kind of dry bread that cartoon characters use to bludgeon each other. Ideally, you’ll leave your loaf out overnight, or maybe for a couple of nights, uncovered.

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (a little less than 1 bottle) of DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  • 5 cups of dry crusty bread, cubed – French bread is perfect for this
  • 1 and 3/4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chunks (such as Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 cups peanuts, chopped roughly
  • Oil or shortening, for greasing
  • OPTIONAL: vegan whipped topping, such as SO Delicious CocoWhip

Ingredients for the Vegan Peanut Butter Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

How to Put It in Your Mouth:

Now scoop up some bread pudding, top with ice cream or whipped non-dairy type stuff and a hefty portion of peanut butter sauce… yum.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, pour the beer into a small pot and simmer gently on the stove for 10 minutes, until alcohol is completely evaporated. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the 1 and 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cooked beer, and vanilla extract. Add the bread, let sit for 5 minutes, then stir gently to make sure it’s evenly coated. Let sit for 5 more minutes until soft.

  3. Add the chocolate chunks and peanuts and mix very gently – try to mix as little as possible!

  4. Lightly grease an oven safe pan or dish and scoop the bread pudding mixture into it. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when all the liquid is absorbed and the texture is soft, but not soggy.

For the Vegan Peanut Butter Sauce:

  1. Add the 1/2 cup milk and 2/3 cup granulated sugar to a small pot and heat until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Add the peanut butter and whisk to combine. Let simmer for 2 minutes, then turn off the heat. Add the vanilla and allow to cool to just above room temperature.

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