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Get a head start on breakfast and prep this French toast ahead of time to let the fragrant blueberry and maple syrup flavors mingle overnight.

Recipe Summary

cook:
40 mins
additional:
8 hrs 45 mins
total:
9 hrs 45 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 3-quart baking dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange bread slices on a cooling rack and allow to dry at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, maple syrup, and cinnamon with a mixer until smooth. Fold in 2 cups blueberries.

  • Arrange 4 slices of bread in prepared dish; spread cream cheese mixture over bread. Top with remaining bread.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, and vanilla. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Remove dish from refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Bake French toast, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes more, or until top is golden brown.

  • Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. If desired, top with additional berries and confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes:

You can easily substitute milk for the half-and-half.

You can substitute more maple syrup for the confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 35.2g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 101.9mg; sodium 297.5mg. Full Nutrition
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