- Bread 1 loaf
- Cream Cheese 1 cup
- Blueberries 1 cup
- Eggs 10 • 130 kcal
- Milk 1 3/4 cups • 49 kcal
- Vanilla 2 tsp
- Maple syrup 1/2 cup
Fresh blueberries, cream cheese and a make ahead recipe makes this French toast to die for. The French toast is put together the night before and left to soak and then baked in a casserole dish or loaf pan the following morning. That means when you wake up in the morning, breakfast is almost already done! While this blueberry French toast is perfect on its own, you can add some whipped cream, blueberry sauce or even a drizzle of maple syrup to make it even more decedent.
- Slice the bread into cubes about 1″ big and place half of the bread into a loaf pan or casserole dish.
- Sprinkle 1 cup of the blueberries on top of the bread and then dot with the cream cheese. Place the remaining sliced bread on top of the blueberries in the dish.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pour the mixture over the bread in the dish, pressing down on the bread to ensure that it is soaked.
- Wrap the casserole dish and place it in the fridge overnight. This will allow the bread to soak and make the best textured French toast!
- When you are ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and place the French toast in a 350 ̊F oven for about 45 minutes. When baked, the French toast should spring back to the touch and not be liquid at all.
- Allow the French toast to cool slightly then slice and serve!
-If you do not have fresh blueberries, frozen will work fine!
-Make a simple blueberry sauce by mixing 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 cup of blueberries and 1/2 cup of water. Bring everything to a boil and allow to thicken. A great sauce for some great French toast!
-If you happen to have fresh strawberries, blackberries or raspberries, try using these instead or blueberries. So many ways to make this recipe!