Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Moist, sweet and delicious Blueberry French Toast Casserole that requires minimal prep and can serve a crowd without any fuss. Delicious!
Servings: 12 servings
- 12 slices of French Bread cut in 1- inch cubes
- 8 ounces cream cheese chilled and cut in 1- inch cubes
- 1 pt. fresh blueberries rinsed and drained
- 12 large eggs
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 c. milk
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ Tablespoon vanilla
- couple of grinds of sea salt
Grease a 9X1`3 inch baking pan
Place half of bread cubes evenly in prepared pan.
Scatter cream cheese cubes over bread and sprinkle on blueberries.
Arrange remaining bread cubes over blueberries.
In a large bowel combine eggs, syrup, milk, and cinnamon; whisk to blend. Pour evenly over bread mixture.
Cover and chill overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake covered with foil for 40 minutes. remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.*If baking at room temp (was not refridgerated) After you removethe foil you may only need to bake for 15-20 minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter and buttermilk. Bring to a boil and boil for minute. Cool slightly then add baking soda, vanilla, and salt.
SOAK OVERNIGHT METHOD
If you are making this ahead of time take your french bread casserole and cover with a plastic wrap or lid. Place in the fridge and remove the following morning and bake according to the directions.
QUICK SOAK METHOD
If you are not making this dinner the night before you can soak the french toast casserole for 30 minutes-1 hour. If you will be soaking longer than one hour place it in in the fridge until you are ready to bake.
SHOULD MY CASSEROLE BE SOGGY?
French toast casserole is browned and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. It is not dry and it is not soggy. If you find that your blueberry french toast casserole is soggy in the middle it needs to cook a little longer. If you feel your bread is getting over dry then add the foil covering back on.
CAN I USE FROZEN BLUEBERRIES
Yes, If you have time to defrost the blueberries it would be better than adding immediately. However, if you dont have time make sure the blueberries are not in large chunks and evenly distribute them throughout the bread. They will defrost as the custard soaks into the bread.
Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3mg