• Blueberry French Toast Casserole

    BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOASTI 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.

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    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.

    Be sure to check out another popular French toast recipe.

    Ingredients

    1 Loaf Bread
    1 Cup Fresh Blueberries, I used frozen.
    4 Ounces Cream Cheese
    8 Eggs
    ½ Cup Maple Syrup
    1 Cup Sugar
    1 1/2 Cups Milk
    1/4 Cup Butter, melted

    Preparation

    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.

    This is the first layer. I used 6 slices of bread.

    This is the first layer. I used 6 slices of bread.

    Ready for the oven

    Ready for the oven

    Yum!

    Yum!

    I personally like it with a little dusting of powdered sugar, but you can certainly decorate it up for your guests!

    I personally like it with a little dusting of powdered sugar, but you can certainly decorate it up for your guests!

    We highly recommend this one for a special holiday morning!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    4 Responses to Blueberry French Toast Casserole

    1. Autumn says:

      How would I go about freezing this? Would I put everything together and then freeze or would I hold out the liquid mixture?

    2. Mara says:

      Have you ever made this casserole the night before and put it in the refrigerater then baked it in the morning? I wanted to try that but am afraid the bread would get soggy. This is my first time making a french toast casserole. Thanks!

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        I usually do all of the French toast recipes on TU the night before when I am making for breakfast. I am pretty picky about not liking soggy anything, and I don’t find that leaving in the fridge overnight causes a problem. I probably would not leave longer that that unless I was going to freeze.

        Good Luck!

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