Blueberry French Toast with Bacon - TRGL

Blueberry French Toast with Bacon

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Blueberry French Toast with Bacon

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.

Servings: 6


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  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ loaf of bread French, sourdough, challah or brioche
  • ¾ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 slices of bacon


  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Grease a square baking dish.
  2. Slice the bread into 1" cubes and spread into prepared pan. Top bread with blueberries and set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla together in a large bowl until no brown sugar lumps remain.
  4. Pour over the bread, pressing the bread into the liquid and adding more milk if necessary.
  5. Whisk the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in the medium bowl.
  6. Cut in the cubed butter to the topping mixture with a fork or your fingers.
  7. Sprinkle the topping over the soaked bread.
  8. Package the bread tightly with foil if refrigerating, or plastic wrap if freezing.
  9. Freeze if desired or keep in the fridge overnight.
  10. Bake foil wrapped (but not plastic wrapped!) casserole on 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until warmed in the center.
  11. 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.
  12. Remove both from oven and drain bacon on a plate lined with paper towels.


- 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.