Blueberry French Toast Bake

Blueberry French Toast Bake
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    50 min
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It's always wonderful to make a breakfast or brunch dish ahead of time. French Toast is one of those recipes that is perfect for entertaining, but you have to stand at the stove and turn them, which makes you the cook and everyone else the eaters.

This recipe makes some fabulous stuffed French Toast that is just baked in the oven. Best of all, it is made ahead of time! All you have to do when you want to eat is pull it out of the fridge and pop it into the oven.

You could use frozen raspberries in this super simple brunch recipe too. Serve with some crisp bacon or hot sausage links, coffee, orange juice, and milk, and perhaps some fresh fruit. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 12 slices french bread, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen, do not thaw)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make It

Generously grease a 13" x 9" glass baking dish. 

Then beat the flour, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl with an eggbeater or a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in the bread cubes until well coated, then pour the bread mixture into the prepared pan.

Top the bread mixture evenly with cream cheese cubes and the blueberries.

In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nuts and toss to mix. Sprinkle this mixture over the blueberries and cream cheese in the dish. Cover casserole tightly with foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

When you're ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400° F and bake the casserole, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and a food thermometer registers 165°F.

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