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Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole Bake - Super easy & delicious baked French Toast bursting with blueberries,cream cheese, brown sugar streusel and the BEST blueberry sauce. With gluten free and refined sugar free options. Make it the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning. Perfect for Mother's Day or any special breakfast, brunch or even dinner

Healthier Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Healthier Blueberry French Toast Casserole makes the perfect easy and delicious make ahead breakfast or brunch. Bursting with sweet blueberries, fresh lemon and a crunchy cinnamon streusel topping. Gluten free and refined sugar free.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast casserole, french toast bake, healthy breakfast recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce (450 g loaf) of gluten free French bread (I used 2 UDI's GF halve-loaves (day old bread works best), cut into 1-inch cubes with the ends discarded
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries unthawed , divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice PLUS 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest optional for lemon fans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour OR all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed coconut sugar OR brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons solid coconut oil OR unsalted butter cold and cubed

Optional Toppings:

  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh fruit
  • whipped coconut cream
  • maple syrup

Instructions

Make the Streusel Topping:

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

  2. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch square baking dish or 2.5 quart casserole dish.
  3. Arrange half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the pan. Add 1 cup of the blueberries.
  4. Top with remaining bread cubes.
  5. In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, lemon juice & zest (if using), cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  6. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Press the bread cubes slightly down to absorb the milk/egg mixture.
  7. Top evenly with the remaining blueberries. Sprinkle the streusel topping over top. Cover pan with foil. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour but preferably overnight.
  8. 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 20-23 minutes or until fluffy and golden.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Top with syrup and additional toppings if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Healthier Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 429mg18%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 107mg11%
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.