I wrote this recipe as if it is a breakfast food, and it certainly can be. However, my family loves this blueberry casserole as a dessert to follow any meal! I dressed it with whipped cream and cherries for this photo, but we actually like it topped with nothing but powdered sugar.
I love this blueberry French toast for several reasons. First, it is delicious and turns breakfast into a special event. Second, I’ve reached age where it’s no longer fun to stand and flip toast while everyone but me enjoys sitting down to breakfast. A make ahead breakfast is the perfect way to wow family and friends while enjoying myself as well.
I did not have fresh blueberries when I decided to cook so I simply used the what I had in the freezer. They worked just fine! Although I’m not doing it this time, this is also the perfect recipe to freeze ahead of the holiday rush. That way there’s nothing to do put pop it in the oven when you are ready to warm it up.
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1 Loaf Bread
1 Cup Fresh Blueberries, I used frozen.
4 Ounces Cream Cheese
½ Cup Maple Syrup
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/4 Cup Butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Butter a 9 x 13 casserole, bottom and sides. Be sure it’s a deep pan.*
2. Pinch bread into small bite-size pieces.*
3. Cut cream cheese into small cubes.
4. Place half of the bread cubes in the dish.
5. Spread cream cheese and 1/2 cup blueberries over the bread.
6. Mix well the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, and butter.
7. Pour ½ of mixture over the bread cubes.
8. Add the rest of the bread cubes and blueberries.
9. Pour rest of egg mixture over the bread.
10. Cover bread with foil and bake for about 40 minutes.
11. Uncover and continue to bake for 20 more minutes. Remember, I used a smaller pan so it my toast took longer to bake.
12. If toothpick comes out clean and you want a browner top on your bread, turn the broiler on to get a bit of brown. Don’t leave it!
Serve with warm maple syrup or dust it with powdered sugar if you want to add bit more sweet to your bread.
*I used a 12 x 8 casserole with 6 slices of bread on the bottom and 6 on the top. I like to also use the crust, but if you want a whiter bread, cut those off and add an extra slice or 2.
We highly recommend this one for a special holiday morning!