This triple berry French toast is a Christmas brunch tradition at our house and perfect for a busy household on Christmas morning as it is prepared the night before. You can use blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or a combination. Twist a lemon slice over the top for garnish.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
8 hrs 10 mins
9 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
French Toast:


Instructions Checklist
  • Spray the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with vegetable spray and place 1/2 of the bread cubes into the dish. Put cream cheese cubes on top. Distribute blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries over the cream cheese. Place remaining bread over the berries.

  • Beat eggs in a bowl and add milk and maple syrup. Pour mixture over bread. Place plastic wrap over the dish and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from the dish and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until puffed and golden, about 30 minutes more.

  • While toast is baking, combine 1/2 of the blueberries, 1/2 of the blackberries, 1/2 of the raspberries, water, sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until syrup thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in remaining berries and butter.

  • Let French toast sit for about 10 minutes before slicing. Pour berry syrup over individual pieces.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any thick bread slices you prefer.

Use 1 cup total of fresh or frozen berries of your choice for the French toast, and 2 cups of fresh or frozen berries of your choice for the syrup.

Nutrition Facts

780 calories; protein 22.3g; carbohydrates 87.9g; fat 39g; cholesterol 372.7mg; sodium 703.7mg. Full Nutrition