Overnight Blueberry French Toast

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This blueberry French toast casserole is a very unique breakfast dish. Good for any holiday breakfast or brunch, it's filled with the fresh taste of blueberries, and covered with a rich blueberry sauce to make it one-of-a-kind!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole

Ingredients

French Toast Casserole:

  • 12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 12 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup maple syrup

Blueberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Prepare casserole: Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange 1/2 of the bread cubes in the dish and top with cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle blueberries over the cream cheese, then top with remaining bread cubes.

  2. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup together in a large bowl until well-combined; pour over the bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Remove casserole from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Bake casserole in the preheated oven, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking until center is firm and surface is lightly browned, about 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare blueberry sauce: Mix sugar, water, and cornstarch together in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in blueberries, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all the blueberries burst, about 10 minutes. Stir in butter.

  6. Serve portions of casserole on plates and pour warm syrup over top.

    close up view of Overnight Blueberry French Toast on a plate, with blueberrries and cream on top
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
25g Fat
52g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 282mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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