If you’re looking to make something for breakfast or brunch that not only tastes great but is also a really easy recipe, you’ve found the right place. This oven-baked blueberry french toast casserole recipe is it.
Our family likes to use it for special occasions. I make this for a yummy Christmas morning breakfast, for Easter holiday brunch, and it has also become a birthday breakfast request.
The best way to enjoy it is to prepare everything the night before, so the bread absorbs the egg well but I have thrown it together in a pinch.
The next morning just slipping it into the oven first thing before a shower, before you begin opening presents, or even popping it in the oven and going back to bed (with an alarm set first, of course), makes for such a nice treat.
For the cook too, since such an easy blueberry french toast casserole put together the evening before beats standing in the kitchen making regular french toast while everyone else is enjoying good times in another room.
My family begs me, yes begs me, to make this breakfast recipe. Filled with juicy blueberries, your family will beg the next time too.
While I love it, I do like to keep it for those special occasions so we don’t get sick of it and it stays a family tradition.
It’s so delicious we hardly ever have leftovers, but even those taste just as good.
This also makes the perfect recipe to bring someone as a gift and always gets rave reviews.
Our tradition started when my mom brought one to me a number of years ago on Christmas Eve so that all I had to do on Christmas morning was pop it in.
With small kids at the time, it was great.
This delicious blueberry french toast casserole is a great option to bring when:
- Friends are overwhelmed after moving
- It’s a fun girl’s brunch
- It’s potluck time
- Welcoming someone to the neighborhood
- There’s a death in the family
- First-time parents who are so, so tired
- You want to say thank you
- You’d like to help out just because
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How to Make Oven-Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- 10 slices of regular white bread, Italian bread, french bread, or challah bread
- 8 oz. block cream cheese cubes
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries (or more if you like)
- 1 cup water
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. butter
How to Make Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Total Time: 13 hours
Rub the bottom of the 8 1/2″ x 11″ baking dish with butter or cooking spray
In the prepared pan, break 5 slices of bread into pieces, and add to the baking dish.
Cut blocks of cream cheese into 1-inch cubes and add to the baking dish
In a small saucepan mix, sugar, cornstarch, and water. Cook on low heat until thickened.
Add blueberries and butter. Cook for 2 minutes.
Pour the rich blueberry sauce mixture into the casserole dish over the cream cheese and bread mixture.
Break the remaining slices of bread and add bread cubes to the baking dish.
In a bowl, whip together eggs, syrup, and milk. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
Cover with foil.
For best results refrigerate overnight to let the bread soak up the egg mixture
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove foil and bake uncovered for additional 30 minutes until golden brown.
Thursday 19th of December 2019
How can hate blueberries, my favorite... thanks for the recipe, I would definitely gonna try out :)