The Best Blueberry French Toast Casserole

This french toast casserole is super easy to make and so yummy! Not overly sweet, with delicious berries and cream cheese. This is perfect for Mother’s Day, back to school, or just busy mornings.
 
French toast is one of our favorite breakfast items here at the cottage! But we don’t always have time to make it in our busy mornings between work on the blog, chores and who knows what else will pop up on any given day. Which means quick and easy is the name of the game which is why we love this delicious french toast casserole.
 
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How To Make Blueberry French Toast Casserole

 

What You Need To Make Blueberry French Toast Casserole

  • Medium size bowl
  • Casserole dish
  • Pastry Blender
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Wisk
  • Stand up mixer 
  • Hot pan holders

 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

Casserole:

 
1 Loaf of French Bread cut into 1-inch cubes with the ends discarded
6 Large free-range eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup or you can use raw honey (Find out how we made our own maple syrup)
1 1/2 – 2 cups blueberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 

Cream Cheese Filling:

1 package cream cheese softened
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (or stevia to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
 

Topping:

1/3 cup organic all-purpose flour
1/3 cup raw sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons grass-fed butter cold and cubed
 
 
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Directions:

Topping:

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.

 

Cream Cheese Filling:

 
In a stand-up mixer cream cheese, vanilla, and maple syrup.
 
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Blueberry French Toast Casserole Assembly:

Lightly grease (we used butter) an 8×8-inch square casserole dish.
 
Cut the loaf of bread into1-inch cubes discarding the ends. Place half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the dish. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese onto the bread, then follow with half of the berries. Layer the remaining bread on top.
 

In a large measuring cup whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pour them evenly over the bread in the casserole dish. Press the bread cubes down gently so they will absorb the liquid.

 

Pour the remaining blueberries over the top of the casserole and add the topping. Cover with cling wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour – overnight. When you are ready to bake it, remove it from the fridge and preheat oven to 350. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot with whipped cream, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or anything else you can think of.

 

Why Is My French Toast Casserole Soggy?

If you find your blueberry french toast casserole comes out too soggy try soaking the bread in a separate bowl with the egg mixture. If there’s too much egg in the pan your french toast casserole may come out a little soggy. 

How do you make French toast not soggy?

The best way to make sure that your french toast casserole doesn’t get soggy is to make sure that the bread isn’t over-saturated with egg and your pan doesn’t have a ton still at the bottom.

What type of bread is best for French toast?

You can use any kind of bread for french toast casserole, but traditionally the best for making this dish is Brioche.

What bread is closest to Brioche?

Challah is the bread most similar to Brioche bread, it’s typically made without dairy products. 

Are you supposed to use stale bread for French toast?

French toast originated as a  way to use up day-old bread, while you don’t strictly have to only use day-old bread using slightly stale bread works the best for making blueberry french toast casserole because it absorbs more of the egg mixture than fresh bread will.

Can undercooked French toast make you sick?

You can eat undercooked french toast, but you probably shouldn’t. Just remember that eggs can carry salmonella.

 

Can you save leftover French toast batter?

You can save leftover french toast mixture for up to 24 hours in an air-tight container in the refrigerator before you will need to toss it out. 

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