Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Easy and delicious, this blueberry French toast casserole is a perfect make ahead brunch. Ideal if you are serving a crowd, it's perfectly sweet and flavorful.

  • 1  large loaf 10 cups cubed bread (brioche, challah, Italian, French)
  • 6  large eggs
  • 1  cup  milk
  • ¾  cup  plain yogurt
  • ½  cup  maple syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • ½  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • ¼  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • ¼  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  cups  1 pint fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
  • Powdered sugar to dust
  1. Grease a 9” by 13” baking pan. Cut bread into 1” – 1 ½” cubes.

  2. In a blender, add the eggs, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon and salt, and blend until smooth.

  3. Place half of bread cubes in greased pan in an even layer. Scatter half of blueberries onto bread chunks. Pour half the egg mixture over first layer of bread and blueberries.

  4. Place remaining bread cubes in pan, adjusting them so the layer is fairly even. Scatter the remaining blueberries over the bread. Carefully pour the remaining egg mixture over the bread chunks, pouring a little directly onto all pieces of bread.

  5. Cover and allow to rest in fridge for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours or longer.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Uncover casserole and place in oven.

  7. Cook for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out just barely clean.

  8. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving, with a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition

  1. Calories: 341kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 201mg, Sodium: 340mg, Potassium: 195mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 635IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 1mg

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 2 -3 days in the fridge.

Reheating Instructions: You can reheat individual slices in the microwave the next day. However, the best way to reheat  it is to pop it back in the oven at is to bake it in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes. This will warm through the french toast and add a crisp to the top again.

Make Ahead Tips: You can make the batter up to 24 hours ahead of time. You can also prepare the entire dish in advance if you have very thick and crusty bread that will hold up to being soaked for hours. 

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can use any milk of choice and you can swap the blueberries for other fruit.

Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used. This nutrition label assumes that the french toast casserole has 8 servings.

Breakfast
American
Breakfast, Brunch, TOAST

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