A make-ahead in a single day breakfast casserole is nice for holidays, weekends, or friends!
This Blueberry French Toast Casserole begins with bread soaked in a creamy custard combination. It’s layered with blueberries and a candy cream cheese combination and at last topped with a crunchy streusel topping and baked within the morning!
Serve it alongside a recent fruit salad with a recent cup of espresso!
Blueberry Baked French Toast Casserole
We love French Toast however this make-ahead casserole recipe is tremendous simple and means nearly no work within the morning. It’s our ordinary Christmas breakfast subsequent to Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole (so we’ve got a candy and a savory choice).
- Prep forward! This french toast casserole is assembled the evening earlier than and baked within the morning.
- Swap out the fruit to alter up the flavour.
- A good way to make use of up any sort of leftover bread
- Candy and scrumptious with a number of taste, each particular person in my household loves this.
- Nice for holidays (like Easter breakfast or Christmas), for a lazy Sunday, or when you will have friends over.
- Leftovers freeze and reheat effectively!
BREAD This simple French toast casserole is made with bread that’s barely stale or dried. Common white bread works (or actually, any leftover bread from French bread to dinner rolls) however we get the perfect outcomes from a smooth buttery bread resembling brioche or Challah bread. Make sure the bread is barely dry by leaving it in a single day uncovered. It can be dried in an oven at 350°F for about 7-8 minutes.
BERRIES We love blueberries however strive raspberries, strawberries, and even leftover cranberries for a sweet-tart chew.
EGG MIXTURE Identical to french toast, the bread wants a custard combination. A mixture of egg and milk soak into the bread in a single day.
CREAM CHEESE The candy cream cheese combination provides tang and richness making it nearly like cheesecake! It’s sweetened with a little bit of sugar and a few lemon zest (orange zest works too).
TOPPING Whereas it’s non-obligatory, we love a buttery oat streusel topping. That is much like a topping that may be sprinkled over fruit crisp.
Tips on how to Make Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- Make the cream cheese combination: Mix the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice and blend till fluffy (per the recipe under).
- Layer the Casserole: Layer the bread cubes in a casserole dish, add cream cheese and blueberries.
- High with Custard: Mix eggs & milk to create a custard and pour over the bread cubes.
- Refrigerate in a single day.
- Bake: High with the streusel topping and bake till golden!
- Bread ought to be dry. It may be lower and left on the counter in a single day or baked for a couple of minutes.
- Non-dairy milk works effectively on this recipe.
- Take away the casserole from the fridge for about 45 minutes earlier than baking (whereas the oven preheats) to assist it bake extra evenly.
- The topping is non-obligatory however provides nice taste. In the event you don’t wish to add the topping sprinkle with just a few slivered almonds for the final quarter-hour of baking.
This blueberry french toast casserole freezes completely with just a bit preparation!
- To Freeze: Simply assemble the primary stage, cowl it so it’s hermetic, label it, and pop it within the freezer. Maintain the ready streusel topping in a separate zippered bag within the freezer.
- To Bake: Thaw within the fridge in a single day. Bake as directed within the recipe.
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Blueberry French Toast Casserole
This French Toast Casserole is made with bread in a straightforward custard combination, tossed with blueberries and a candy cream cheese combination, then topped with a candy streusel topping!
Depart your bread out for just a few hours or place it on a tray at 350˚F for about 8 minutes to barely dry it out.
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice till fluffy.
Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the bread cubes within the pan. High with cream cheese combination & half the blueberries. High with remaining bread and blueberries.
In a bowl, stir collectively the eggs, milk, syrup, and lemon zest till effectively blended. Pour over the bread cubes, cowl with foil, and refrigerate in a single day.
Take away the casserole from the fridge about 45-60 minutes earlier than baking. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Combine topping elements collectively in a small bowl. Sprinkle over casserole simply earlier than baking.
Bake uncovered 45-55 minutes or till a knife inserted within the heart comes out clear and is sizzling.
Retailer lined within the fridge for as much as 4 days. Reheat within the oven or within the microwave till heated via.
Energy: 350, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 12g, Fats: 16g, Saturated Fats: 8g, Ldl cholesterol: 197mg, Sodium: 322mg, Potassium: 247mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 695IU, Vitamin C: 2.5mg, Calcium: 149mg, Iron: 2.2mg
(Vitamin info offered is an estimate and can differ based mostly on cooking strategies and types of elements used.)
Course Breakfast, Casserole