Blueberry French Toast with Bacon

Blueberry French Toast
French Toast Casserole

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Bacon

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Maggie J
This is the only recipe you need for lazy mornings when you're not rushing around or evening "brinners". Oh, how I love a good "brinner". I like blueberries in this dish, but use your favorite frozen fruit. Also, try the oven-roasted bacon and you'll never do it in a frying pan again. I guarantee it.
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Ingredients

French Toast

  • 3/4 loaf of bread french, sourdough, challah or brioche
  • 3/4 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 6 eggs
  • 1.5 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 slices bacon

Topping

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Grease a square baking dish.
  • Slice the bread into 1" cubes and spread into prepared pan. Top bread with blueberries and set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla together in a large bowl until no brown sugar lumps remain.
  • Pour over the bread, pressing the bread into the liquid and adding more milk if necessary.
  • Whisk the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in the medium bowl.
  • Cut in the cubed butter to the topping mixture with a fork or your fingers.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the soaked bread.
  • Package the bread tightly with foil if refrigerating, or plastic wrap if freezing.
  • Freeze if desired or keep in the fridge overnight.
  • Bake foil wrapped (but not plastic wrapped!) casserole on 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until warmed in the center.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place bacon on sheet. Add bacon to the oven with about 20 minutes left on the casserole.
  • Remove both from oven and drain bacon on a plate lined with paper towels.

Notes

  • Extra hamburger buns work great in lieu of other bread (serving size, 1 bun per person)
  • Leftovers keep well in an airtight container for breakfast the next day.
  • For a slightly healthier alternative, substitute 1/2 c maple syrup for brown sugar.
  • Elevate the French toast by adding pecans.

 

Dairy Free:

  • Use your favorite non-dairy milk and vegan butter substitute.

 

Gluten Free:

  • Use Canyon Bakehouse mountain white. It holds up well in this recipe. Trim away the crust before slicing into cubes.  

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
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