Blueberry French Toast Casserole

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Fresh blueberries and cream cheese are slathered between sliced French bread, then soaked in custard and baked to perfection. A topping of cinnamon sugar and maple syrup completes this epic Blueberry French Toast Casserole recipe. It’s breakfast perfected! 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole in pan and on plate.

An Epic Sweet Breakfast Casserole: 

You are in for a treat today!  We’re making this amazing Blueberry French Toast Casserole. If the opening introductory sentences weren’t convincing enough, I guarantee you’ll be wanting to make this breakfast casserole by the time you finish reading through this post.

Today I am beyond thrilled to be back with my Tastes of the Season blogger friends. Each of us is sharing one of our favorite quick breakfast recipes. As you’ve probably figured out, my contribution to this recipe fest is Blue French Toast Casserole. At the end of this post, you’ll find four more incredibly tasty breakfast treats that you’re also going to want to make.

Blueberry French Toast Casserole on plate.

A while back I shared my recipe for stuffed French toast. It’s one of my favorites and I served it often when I ran my bed-and-breakfast. (By the way, I’ve recently updated that French toast post and added a video to it if you want to check it out HERE.) Anyway, I wanted to see if I could take the stuffed French toast and turn it into a breakfast casserole that would require a little less hands-on time in the morning. 

Well, I did just that!

Blueberry French Toast Casserole in pan.

This Blueberry French Toast Casserole might be my new favorite breakfast sweet. In this recipe, the French bread is stuffed with cream cheese and blueberries. The bottom half of the loaf soaks in the sweet egg custard and stays dense and soft while the top of the bread, which is sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, has a beautiful crunchy toasted crust. It’s perfection. I top the whole thing off with maple syrup (Finding Home Farms is THE BEST) for the ultimate treat. 

If you’re serving breakfast for a crowd, (or cutting this recipe in half for just a few people) you need to give this Blueberry French Toast Casserole a try! 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole on plate.

What You Need for This Blueberry French Toast Casserole: 

You don’t need anything fancy to make this Blueberry French Toast Casserole. Here are the items you’ll need to add to your shopping list if you don’t already have them on hand. 

  • french baguettes
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • blueberries
  • eggs 
  • milk
  • sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • maple syrup
Blueberry French Toast Casserole in pan.

While I’m going to go ahead and assume that you’re familiar with these ingredients, I did want to make one note about the French bread. My favorite French bread for these types of recipes is from Walmart. I know that might come as a surprise, but from experience, I know that it works well for French toast, homemade croutons, bread pudding, my stuffed French toast recipe mentioned above, and the list goes on… The flavor is great, it’s dense, and it holds its shape. Trust me on this one.

With that being said, you may need to adjust your recipe slightly depending on where you get your French bread. If it’s skinnier, you may require three loaves, if it’s too long for your pan (which my bread was) you may need to trim off the ends, etc. 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole on a plate.

How to Prepare:

I’ll walk you through the steps here. I’ve also provided a detailed ingredients list and instructions in the printable recipe card below. 

  1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray. 
  2. Cut the baguettes into 1-inch slices, but only cut three-fourths of the way through to leave the bottom part of each loaf connected. 
sliced French bread.
  1. Beat the cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar one cup at a time until smooth. Fold in the blueberries. 
making Blueberry French Toast Casserole.
  1. Spread this filling evenly between each of the slices in the baguettes. 
  2. Arrange the baguettes in the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour over the filled baguettes. 
making Blueberry French Toast Casserole.
  1. Cover and chill overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
  3. Create the topping by mixing together the ¼ cup sugar with the cinnamon. 
  4. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the baguettes. 
making Blueberry French Toast Casserole.
  1. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes or until the egg mixture is set. (To prevent over-browning, cover the dish with foil for the last 15-20 minutes of baking.)
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Serve with pure maple syrup.
Blueberry French Toast Casserole in pan.
adding syrup to Blueberry French Toast Casserole.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’ve anticipated a few questions you may have about this recipe…

Do I use fresh or frozen blueberries?

I always recommend fresh, but either will work for this recipe. Do note that frozen blueberries will dye your cream cheese mixture a blue color. 

Why is my french toast casserole soggy?

This recipe requires you to cover and chill overnight. This will allow the bread to absorb the egg mixture. Once baked, your casserole will not be soggy. If it is soggy after the given baking period, it likely still needs more time in the oven. 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole in pan and on plate.

Can I freeze this recipe?

I wouldn’t. Generally, I don’t like eggs or cream cheese frozen, so I would save this recipe for a time that wouldn’t require you to freeze it. 

How do I make this recipe in advance? 

The great part about this recipe is that it is designed to be made in advance. There’s no need to wake up extra early in order to prepare this in time for breakfast. Put everything together the night before and all you need to do in the morning is bake it. 

Blueberry French Toast Casserole on a plate.

Tastes of the Seasons Breakfast Recipes:

Want more? Check out these recipes from my talented blogger friends. I need to try each of these recipes!

Tastes of the Seasons Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is served!

And that’s a wrap on this Blueberry French Toast Casserole and our welcome back to the Tastes of the Seasons series! I’m thrilled. I hope you are too!

Blueberry French Toast Casserole on plate.

Have you been convinced? Are you ready to try this exceptional breakfast recipe? I sure hope so. If you do, I would LOVE to hear what you think. Be sure to stop back and leave a comment below. 

Happy Breakfasting! 

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Blueberry French Toast Casserole

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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberries, breaksfast, french toast, french toast casserole
Servings: 10
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Fresh blueberries and cream cheese are slathered between sliced French bread, then soaked in custard and baked to perfection. A topping of cinnamon sugar and maple syrup completes this epic Blueberry French Toast Casserole recipe. It’s breakfast perfected!

Ingredients

Custard:
Topping:

Instructions

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray. Cut the baguettes into 1-inch slices, but only cut three-fourths of the way through to leave the bottom part of each loaf connected.
  • In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar one cup at a time until smooth. Fold in the blueberries.
  • Spread this filling evenly between each of the slices in the baguettes. Arrange the baguettes in the prepared baking dish.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, ½ cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour over the filled baguettes. Cover and chill overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Create the topping by mixing together the ¼ cup sugar with the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the baguettes.
  • Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes or until the egg mixture is set. (To prevent over-browning, cover the dish with foil for the last 15-20 minutes of baking.)
  • Remove from the oven and allow to slightly cool.
  • Serve with pure maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 2gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 543IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 2mg
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  • Becca P at

    Well, I’m drooling already!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Becca! It’s such a good and easy recipe!

      xo Michael

  • Mary at

    This looks delightful, Michael. Perfect for a make-ahead breakfast for Christmas morning!
    Thanks

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It really is! Thank you, Mary!

      xo Michael

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