Bread pudding starts with a basic recipe. Add to it from here to change the basic recipe's flavor or by adding nuts, fruits and more.
Instead of vanilla extract, use maple or other flavors. Exchange 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk for an Irish Cream or Kahlua. Be careful of who eats this bread pudding if you add alcohol, of course.
Add 1 cup of raisins (Golden are nice), cranberries, chocolate or butterscotch chips, Toffee chips, apple or pear chunks. Chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds.
Warm a cup of jam to drizzle over the top. Whipped cream. Butterscotch sauce. Apple cider or maple syrup. Honey. Ice cream.