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Blueberry Baked French Toast

This Blueberry Baked French Toast is creamy and bursting with beautiful blueberry flavours. This recipe is a keeper! Perfect for Sunday brunch or any special occasion.

This french toast is creamy and bursting with beautiful blueberry flavours. This recipe is a keeper!

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

Blueberries for breakfast.

I’ve got blueberries on my mind lately. Beautiful little blueberries. They’re delicious in so many recipes like this Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry TurnoversBlueberry Pancakes or homemade jam. And recently I was thinking they needed to be in a french toast recipe. A Blueberry Baked French Toast. How amazing does that sound?

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

About this recipe.

This dish is a twist on my Overnight Apple Baked French Toast. I swapped out the apples a few other ingredient and added blueberries. Let’s just say the results were definitely worth it. This dish is creamy, sweet, and flavourful with blueberry.

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

Perfect for brunch, special occasions and holidays.

This recipe is so easy you can make it for any occasion. It’s especially wonderful for Christmas morning or Sunday brunch.

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

Blueberry Baked French Toast Recipe Tips:

  • BREAD: I think the type of bread used in this recipe can make or break this french toast. I used homemade Challah bread because of it’s chewy texture and slight sweet flavour. It also soaks up the cream perfectly. But if you don’t have this type of bread, a french loaf would work great as well.
  • BLUEBERRY TIP: If you are using frozen blueberries, toss them first in about 1 tsp of flour. This will help to make sure the blueberries don’t stain the bread and turn everything blue. There’s no need to thaw them first.
  • FLAVOUR OPTION: For a special touch, right before serving sprinkle the french toast with some powdered sugar and lemon zest.
  • SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with maple syrup, cream or whipping cream, and enjoy!
  • MAKE AHEAD or NOT: You can make this dish ahead of time, and keep it in your fridge until you want to bake it in the morning. Or if you are pinched for time, you can bake it as soon as you make it as well.
  • LEFTOVERS: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave.
Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}
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Blueberry Baked French Toast

This Blueberry Baked French Toast is creamy and bursting with beautiful blueberry flavours. This recipe is a keeper! Perfect for Sunday brunch or any special occasion.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking

Ingredients

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  • 56 cups of bread cubes (1-inch cubes) (like Challah bread)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 cups of blueberries (fresh blueberries or frozen)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream (I used half + half)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Next prepare a glass baking dish by greasing the inside with butter.
  3. Sprinkle in half of the bread pieces.
  4. Add the chunks of cream cheese and blueberries.
  5. Sprinkle on the remaining chunks of bread.
  6. Pour the milk/egg mixture over the bread.
  7. Sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar on to the top of the mixture.
  8. If you are baking this dish in the morning, cover the dish with tin foil and put it in the fridge overnight.
  9. In the morning preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. Bake covered for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes more, until golden brown and puffy.
  11. Serve with syrup.

Notes

If you are using frozen blueberries, toss them first in about 1 tsp of flour. This will help to make sure the blueberries don’t stain the bread and turn everything blue.

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  1. This was sooooo delish. Like, “I-ate-like-a-vacuum-cleaner-and-felt-no-shame-going-for-thirds” good.

  2. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy

  3. Would this work with gluten free challah? My son has severe celiacs, so I don’t bring any wheat in the house at all.

    1. Hi Kitty! I’m not sure if it would, as I have never made it with gluten free bread. I think if I were to try it with gluten free bread, I would bake the dish as soon as I put it all together so the bread doesn’t dissolve. Enjoy!

  4. Mmmmm…This looks delicious! My two favorites blueberries and French toast, now that’s a combination! Our family loves French toast for Saturday morning. Pinning to try this weekend! Thank you for sharing at #OMHGWW! Looking forward to seeing you next week! xo Christine@ CherishingaSweetLife

  5. This looks so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. I love fresh toast. This recipe looks wonderful! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  7. I came across this recipe somehow! So glad I did 😊. I’m making for tonight’s dinner! 😂 So, I wish I could include a pic as it’s so lovely. Thank you! Anita