Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole


I made this French toast casserole recipe for Christmas morning brunch, perfect to put in the oven and go open presents while it bakes. You can top with syrup or whipped cream or nothing at all. I found several different recipes similar to this one, but none had everything I wanted to do with it, so I thought I'd try to make my own. I think it is a very good start, but please, let me know what you think!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, divided

  • 2 cups blueberries, divided

  • 2 loaves French bread, cubed

  • 2 cups milk

  • 8 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth and creamy; fold in 1 cup blueberries.

  2. Cover the bottom of a 10x14-inch baking dish with a layer of bread cubes. Spread cream cheese mixture over bread layer; top with remaining bread cubes.

  3. Whisk 2 cups milk, eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl; pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over bread-egg mixture. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes before baking.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until the center is set, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If cream cheese mixture is too thick, add more milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

494 Calories
15g Fat
72g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 494
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 734mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 300mg 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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