Blueberry French Toast Bake

Is there anything better than a breakfast casserole?  
I mean a piece of this with a cup of coffee and I am one happy lady.
I love that I can make this the night before and then just pop it in the oven the following morning.  
Yummy.  Yummy.  Yummy.
This serves 6 adults.

Shopping List
1 loaf of bread (about 4 cups of cubed pieces), torn into bite-size pieces (I used Challah but you could use croissants too)
6 eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 ½ cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 2 cups fresh blueberries
Maple syrup to drizzle on top, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange bread in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan; set aside.  

Beat with a whisk your eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla and cinnamon in a mixing bowl; pour over bread.  Sprinkle your blueberries down over the top.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  

The next morning, remove from fridge and pop in the oven and bake 45 to 55 minutes.  (Check after about 30 minutes and if it’s getting to brown on top, cover with foil and continue cooking.)  

Remove from oven let stand 5 minutes before serving.  You can drizzle maple syrup down over top if you like :).

This is the perfect breakfast for overnight company and lazy Saturday mornings.  Enjoy!

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  • Bethany Liv August 12, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Yummy! My recipe uses French Bread slices and has a gooey cinnamon and butter glaze with nuts. They are all so delicious!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} August 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This would be so great for Christmas morning…or a baby shower brunch!!!! Looks delicious!

  • JDeffenbaugh August 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This looks so yummy! Do you think it would work the same with strawberries instead of blueberries? My little guy isn't a fan of blueberries 🙁 thanks!

  • Haley @ Cupcakes and Sunshine August 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    yum! this looks so wonderful! i'm a huge french toast fan!

  • Hilary August 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I have won the best breakfast award at MOPS with this dish for the past 5 years. Its a hit! Good choice! We love this recipe! Its my go to breakfast for Christmas morning, when we have overnight company or for our MOPS Breakfast!

  • Elisha Kearns August 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    oh yummy! This looks amazing! Every time I make one of these though it comes out soggy. I'm hoping it's not too soggy :/

  • brandi August 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Making this for dinner along with sausage….thank you!!!

  • Jessica November 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Sounds so yummy, but am also wondering if it comes out soggy. My husband won't do anything soggy! If not, I'd be so excited to try it:)

  • Mix and Match Mama November 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Have you done a French toast style breakfast casserole before? They are moist…which some might say is soggy. I'm not sure what he would think?!

  • Unknown December 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Hi! Can you freeze this do you think before you bake it?

  • Lauren January 5, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Hi Shay! I've been looking up French toast casseroles on your sight, I've never made one and we have a big crew coming up this weekend to hunt at the ranch. Lots of hungry boys to feed Saturday morning and I think this would be a hit. Fresh blueberries are out of season, could I use frozen in this? Would it make it way too soggy you think?? I may end up making your cranberry orange one instead, can't decide! 😉