Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

by Gigi Ross on December 30, 2010

blueberry cream cheese french toast casserole

Looking for an easy breakfast casserole? Try this baked french toast casserole with blueberries and cream cheese.

Mandy from Mandyland tweeted me this sweet french toast casserole recipe for me to try.

You know how when you go to a bed and breakfast, they make a fancy schmancy, yummy, rich, fattening brunch dish?

This is that recipe.

It is DELISH. And again, I made it the afternoon of Christmas Eve and popped it in the oven while kids were opening presents on Christmas Day!

I’m really psyched to have TWO new great brunch dishes in my repertoire. Sigh…

Make this and the strata from yesterday on New Year’s Day. One is sure to help a hangover. If nothing else, a food coma will ensue to distract you from your headache.

Blueberry Cream French Toast Casserole (recipe from Mandy of Mandyland)

1 loaf Texas toast or french toast bread, cut into cubes
8 ounces cream cheese, slightly softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries, tossed lightly with flour
8 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer one half of bread cubes in baking dish.
Cream together sugar and cream cheese and drop by teaspoonfuls over bread. Layer blueberries over cream cheese. Cover blueberries with remaining bread. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over bread; press bread with spatula to help soak up mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes.
Serves 8.

blueberry french toast breakfast casserole


Yuliya December 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Is this with the new camera? Looking good!

kludgymom December 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm

No…my old point and shoot. Stay tuned tomorrow for shots with the new cammy. :)

Mandyland December 31, 2010 at 1:56 am

I’m so glad you liked it. It’s a local favorite with my mommy group. The woman who initially shared the recipe has goddess status during December. :)

Betsy December 31, 2010 at 8:01 am

I’m sitting her looking at the plain, sad, boring French Toast I just made my son and I’m wishing I had opened your browser just a little sooner! Looks great!

Grace December 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm

My trainer is doing his dangedest (is that a word?) to get me on a gluten-free diet. Which makes you, my dear, evil incarnate for posting this recipe.

I have all these ingredients in my house. Except for the bread. Ha!

Natalie December 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I don’t even like french toast and I am SO going to make this….it sounds AWESOME!

Laurie @mylivingpower January 2, 2011 at 12:35 am

We made this today as a special New Year’s treat for breakfast. Unanimous vote is to have it be our official family special occasion breakfast :). SO yummy!!

kludgymom January 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

Yay! Glad you liked it!!!

Bill Brikiatis May 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

I’m going to try this with homemade bread. I think it will work out well because I won’t have to worry about slicing the bread and will only have to cube it. I think it will turn out really good.

Dawn Marie October 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

This is so simple and so good. Very good. Thank you! I will make this again. And again!!!!

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