Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Classic Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole is the perfect breakfast or brunch dish that makes for a beautiful presentation and tastes as good as it looks! This is great for an easy potluck recipe, dish to pass at a shower, or a holiday breakfast idea!
Overnight French toast casseroles have been my favorite dish at brunches since the beginning of time. Just load me up with carbs first thing in the morning and call me a happy girl. This is a classic recipe for Blueberry French Toast Casserole as I feel everyone needs to have one in their back pocket for the holidays or a dish to pass at a brunch, baby shower, and more.
November is creeping up on us and I’m still not quite sure what happened to the summer….and to September…and most of October. Anyone know? I must still be in that newborn fog – almost five months after the birth of my baby.
Does that fog ever really go away? If so, how long can I use this as an excuse to be forgetful and a total space cadet?
I love love LOVE the holiday season and am so excited for it this year and am currently making my Blueberry Banana Bread. I’m not sure how we’re going to top last year’s Thanksgiving with the family as that was the day we announced to our families that we were expecting a baby. I can’t get another use out of my “turkey in the oven” reveal shirt I guess!
Also, Christmas will not be topped this year as we took our whole family on a Royal Caribbean cruise as their gift for two Christmases in a row. That was an unforgettable time and it made my heart so happy to be fortunate enough to be able to do a once in a lifetime gift like that for the people we love.
I hope you all find what you’re looking for in this Blueberry French Toast Casserole. Have you ever tried my Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake? This blueberry French toast casserole is really is one of those recipes that is just so versatile and staple dish to bring to any special occasion. If you want to make French toast in the crock pot for something different, check out my Crock Pot Cinnamon Bun French Toast.
Everyone loves good comfort food that just warms the heart. You can even feel free to use another fruit if you aren’t fond of blueberries. A mixture of two fruits would even be super duper yummy!
If the family is coming home for the holidays and you want to make a special breakfast for them, definitely make this. There is no more special of an occasion than that, right? You can even make these Mini French Toast Sausage Roll-Ups to have on the side.
Peace, love, and blueberries. If you are more of a plain, traditional French toast person, make sure you read my How to Make French Toast post.
Check out my how-to video of me making the recipe for this Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole!
- 12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (Italian bread works best I have found)
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 12 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Arrange half the bread cubes in the dish, and top with cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese, and top with remaining bread cubes.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes. Press down the cubes a bit to sort of “soak” them and make them “French toast-like”. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 25-30 minutes, until center is firm and surface is lightly browned. Enjoy warm!
- In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries.
- Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, until the blueberries begin to burst. Stir in the butter, and pour over the baked French toast. Enjoy!
Recipe source: adapted from allrecipes.com