Creamy Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Recipe creator's name:  dash

Recipes like this are a perfect use for day old bread. Even better, you can prepare the dish up to 24 hours in advance, refrigerate, then pop it in the oven when you’re ready to bake it for a elegant but easy morning treat.

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Total time:  45 minutes
Servings:  126
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp honey or agave
  • 1/2 loaf French bread, fresh or day old, cut into cubes (4 cups)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes (half a stick)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • Maple syrup or honey, for serving
Directions:

1. In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, vanilla and honey or agave.

2. Add the bread cubes and toss with the liquid mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes.

3. Add the cream cheese and blueberries and mix gently to combine.

4. Place in a buttered 8×8 inch baking dish or individual buttered 6 oz ramekins.

5. At this point you can refrigerate for up to 12 hours to bake in the morning or continue on with step 6 and 7.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7. Cover the dish with foil that has been greased with butter or oil, greased side down. If using the 8×8 inch dish, bake for 25 minutes covered and 20-25 minutes uncovered. If using individual 6 oz. ramekins bake for 20 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered.

8. Top with desired accompaniments and serve.  

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