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Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake - An easy and delicious baked French Toast bursting with blueberries and cream cheese. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dinner.

Blueberry French Toast Bake

Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake makes the perfect easy and delicious make ahead breakfast or brunch. Best of all, this recipe is super easy to assemble the night before and easy to customize. Bursting with sweet blueberries, fresh lemon and a crunchy cinnamon streusel topping.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry breakfast recipe, breakfast bake recipe, easy breakfast bake, french toast recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 237 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar can substitute with coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter cold and cubed

Casserole:

  • 1 16-ounce loaf of French bread or sourdough bread day old bread works best; cut into 1-inch cubes with the ends discarded
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened optional - leave out if preferred
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or honey divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar can substitute with coconut sugar
  • 1-1/2 - 2 cups blueberries divided; fresh or frozen
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk I used almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Blueberry Compote (optional):

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • water as needed to thin out sauce to desired consistency

Optional Toppings:

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

Instructions

Make the Streusel Topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Cut in the cubed butter with a pastry blender or two forks. Set aside in the fridge.

For the Casserole:

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish or 2.5-quart casserole dish.

  2. Arrange half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the pan.

  3. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the bread and top with half of the berries. (Omit this step if leaving out the cream cheese)

  4. Layer with remaining bread cubes on top.
  5. In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, remaining 1/3 cup of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and vanilla.

  6. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Press the bread cubes slightly down to absorb the milk/egg mixture.
  7. Top evenly with remaining berries. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the bread. Cover pan with foil. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for an hour or 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 23-26 minutes or until fluffy and golden.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm with syrup and additional toppings if desired.

For Optional Blueberry Compote:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add maple syrup, cornstarch and blueberries. Bring to a boil, while stirring constantly and allow to bubble and thicken for about 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 7-10 minutes, or until the blueberries begin to pop. Stir in the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add water as needed to desired consistency. Serve over french toast slices.

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Nutrition Facts
Blueberry French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (with compote))
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* 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.