Blueberry Baked French Toast 4{A Pretty Life}

Blueberry Baked French Toast

I’ve got blueberries on my mind lately.  Beautiful little blue berries.  They’re delicious in so many baked goodies like this Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry TurnoversBlueberry Pancakes or you can even make homemade jam with them.  And recently I was thinking they needed to be in a french toast recipe.  A Blueberry Baked French Toast.  How amazing does that sound?

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

You might have caught a glimpse of this on Instagram this past weekend…I shared it on Saturday and it’s my most liked photo yet!  Looks like we’re all on the same page with our love of blueberry french toast!

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

Anyway getting back to the recipe, this dish is a twist on my Overnight Apple Baked French Toast.  I swapped out the apples a few other ingredient and added blueberries.

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

Let’s just say the results were definitely worth it.

Blueberry Baked French Toast 5{A Pretty Life}

This french toast is creamy and bursting with beautiful blueberry flavours.  This recipe is a keeper!

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Blueberry Baked French Toast

You can make this dish ahead of time, and keep it in your fridge until you want to bake it in the morning. Or if you are pinched for time, you can bake it as soon as you make it as well.

15 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 5 - 6 cups of chunks of bread (I used Challah bread)
  • 1 - 8oz package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups of blueberries (fresh or frozen) See tips.
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream (I used half & half)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Next prepare a glass baking dish. I like to rub mine lightly with butter.
  3. Sprinkle in half of the bread.
  4. Add the chunks of cream cheese and blueberries.
  5. Sprinkle on the remaining chunks of bread.
  6. Pour the milk/egg mixture over the bread.
  7. Sprinkle on the 2 tbsp sugar.
  8. If you are baking this dish in the morning, cover the dish with tin foil and put it in the fridge overnight.
  9. In the morning preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Bake covered for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes more, until golden brown and puffy.
  11. Serve with syrup.

Notes

If you are using frozen blueberries, toss them first in about 1 tsp of flour. This will help to make sure the blueberries don't stain the bread and turn everything blue.

http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/blueberry-baked-french-toast/

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Tips and recipe notes:

  • I think the type of bread used in this recipe can make or break this french toast.  I used homemade Challah bread because of it’s chewy texture and slight sweet flavour.  It also soaks up the cream perfectly.  But if you don’t have this type of bread, a french loaf would work great as well.
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  • If you are using frozen blueberries, toss them first in about 1 tsp of flour. This will help to make sure the blueberries don’t stain the bread and turn everything blue.
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  • For an special touch, right before serving sprinkle the french toast with some icing sugar and lemon zest.
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  • Serve with maple syrup, cream or whipping cream, and enjoy!
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So if you’re looking for a great recipe for Easter brunch or Mother’s Day, this is a great idea!

Blueberry Baked French Toast {A Pretty Life}

Have a delicious day!
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28 Comments

  • Reply The Hubby March 2, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    This was sooooo delish. Like, “I-ate-like-a-vacuum-cleaner-and-felt-no-shame-going-for-thirds” good.

  • Reply Michelle March 11, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    I love this… definitely on the list of to-make brunch ideas!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife March 11, 2015 at 1:54 PM

      I hope you love it! It really is a great brunch recipe…a crowd pleaser!

  • Reply Jasmin March 12, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Such a nice recipe – I love cheese and blueberries combination – definitely gonna try it soon 🙂

  • Reply Cathy April 5, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy

  • Reply Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt April 7, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    This sounds oh so delicious! Pinning! Would love to have you come over and link this up tonight at The Wednesday Round Up!

  • Reply Rachel - A Southern Fairytale April 7, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    I adore blueberries, and french toast, and baked items.. really, just all of this. YUM! Thank you so much for linking this up with Mouthwatering Mondays!

  • Reply Kitty April 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Would this work with gluten free challah? My son has severe celiacs, so I don’t bring any wheat in the house at all.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife April 12, 2015 at 2:33 PM

      Hi Kitty! I’m not sure if it would, as I have never made it with gluten free bread. I think if I were to try it with gluten free bread, I would bake the dish as soon as I put it all together so the bread doesn’t dissolve. Enjoy!

  • Reply elaine@cookinandcraftin.com April 9, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Looks lovely!! Found You at Artsy Fartsy Mama – Link Party!! Hey I would love it if you stopped by my place and shared your stuff on my Link party – My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you there!!

  • Reply Christine April 9, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Mmmmm…This looks delicious! My two favorites blueberries and French toast, now that’s a combination! Our family loves French toast for Saturday morning. Pinning to try this weekend! Thank you for sharing at #OMHGWW! Looking forward to seeing you next week! xo Christine@ CherishingaSweetLife

  • Reply cindy April 9, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    This looks amazing. I love anything with blueberries!

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls April 12, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    This looks so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Reply Brittany April 12, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Yum – what a fabulous sounding recipe! And it’s pretty too. 😉 Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

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  • Reply Cydnee/Tampa Cake Girl April 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    I love fresh toast. This recipe looks wonderful! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  • Reply Ginger April 17, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    This dish looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. I’m featuring this as my recipe of the week tomorrow.

  • Reply Kam Kay April 18, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Ooh la la! This looks so delish. Going to be my must try recipe for breakfast Sunday morning!

  • Reply Akaleistar April 18, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    That looks delicious! What a great way to use blueberries 🙂

  • Reply Melissa French, The More With Less Mom April 19, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    There’s something about blueberries and french toast, you just can’t go wrong. Thanks for posting. Hello from The Party Bunch.

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives April 20, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party! Tweeted & Pinned! Hope to see you again soon!

  • Reply Liz January 24, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Yum – thank you

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