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Overnight Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake Casserole Bake makes the perfect, easy and delicious breakfast, brunch or dessert. A great recipe to add to Mother's Day, Easter, Fourth of July or any special weekend occasion.

Overnight Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake + Recipe VIDEO!

Overnight Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake – the perfect make-ahead breakfast or brunch. Best of all, bursting with strawberries and cream cheese.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy muffin recipe for brunch, french toast bake recipe, strawberry breakfast recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 171 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce loaf of French bread or sourdough bread cut into 1-inch cubes with the ends discarded. Use gluten free or day old low carb almond flour bread if necessary
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened (optional - leave out if preferred)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey divided (can also swap in your favorite sugar free Maple Syrup or Sukrin Syrup for low carb)
  • 1-1/2 - 2 cups sliced strawberries divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups milk I used almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar optional - add if you like your french toast sweeter - I left it out since we usually drizzle with maple syrup once baked
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour can substitute with gluten free 1-1 flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar (for low carb use erythritol or monk fruit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cold and cubed

Optional Toppings:

  • maple syrup
  • more fresh berries
  • whipped cream
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

Make the Streusel Topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Cut in the cubed butter with a pastry blender or two forks. Set aside in the fridge.

Make the Casserole:

  1. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch square baking dish or 2.5-quart casserole dish. 

  2. In a medium bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup. Arrange half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the baking dish. Drop spoonfuls of the softened cream cheese over the bread and top with half of the berries.

  3. Layer with remaining bread cubes on top.
  4. In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup (add brown sugar here if using) and vanilla.

  5. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Press the bread cubes slightly down to absorb the milk/egg mixture.
  6. Top evenly with remaining berries. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the berries. Cover pan with foil. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight.

  7. When ready to bake, remove french toast from the fridge. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 23-26 minutes or until fluffy and golden.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm with syrup and additional toppings if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Overnight Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake + Recipe VIDEO!
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (without toppings))
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.