Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake. Loaded with cubed challah bread, cream cheese and a homemade blueberry sauce. This french toast bake is the perfect make ahead breakfast for the Holidays!

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Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

This Overnight French Toast Bake is the perfect make ahead breakfast for busy mornings or when you have company over. It’s super easy to prep the night before and makes a great breakfast for the holidays! All you need is 20 minutes of prep time to make this dish and it can be made a day or two in advance.

This french toast casserole is loaded with fresh blueberries, cream cheese and cubed bread. It’s tossed in a rich custard made of eggs, milk, vanilla and maple syrup. I made my french toast bake with challah bread because that is what I had on hand. I also like to use brioche or french bread. I first cube the bread then toss it with the cubed cream cheese and fresh blueberries in a buttered baking dish. Next I whisk the milk, eggs, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Maple syrup is used to sweeten up the french toast casserole. It gives the blueberry french toast bake the perfect amount of sweetness with a hint of maple syrup.

While the french toast is baking I make the blueberry sauce. It’s super easy to make and is so delicious! All you need is four ingredients! Fresh blueberries, water, cornstarch and sugar are simmered until thickened. I serve the blueberry sauce on the side for serving.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this baked french toast recipe:

Ingredients

  • Challah Bread: You can also use brioche, croissants or french bread. Just make sure to use day old bread. You can also leave the bread out on the counter overnight to dry up and harden.
  • Cream Cheese
  • Blueberries
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla 
  • Maple Syrup
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cornstarch

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How to make Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

  • Make the french toast bake: Add the cubed bread, cream cheese and blueberries to the pan and toss to combine. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread.
  • Refrigerate overnight: Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven: When you are ready to eat remove from the refrigerator while the oven is preheating. To 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake: Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 30 minutes, until golden brown and the center is no longer giggly.
  • Make blueberry sauce: Add sugar, cornstarch and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and whisk constantly for 4 minutes. Add in the blueberries, reduce heat and simmer until the blueberries burst and the sauce is thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve: Immediately with the blueberry sauce on the side or drizzled on top. I like to sprinkle powdered sugar on top as well! You can also serve more warm maple syrup on the side for drizzling.

What to serve with this French Toast Bake

When I make this for parties or brunch I like to serve something savory to go alongside this sweet dish. I like to serve this easy french toast bake with my Savory Egg Breakfast Bake and a side of either ham, bacon or sausage! Fresh fruit or a homemade fruit salad are also wonderful to go along with the casserole.

Can you freeze this?

Yes this easy french toast casserole can be frozen before or after baking. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container for up to 2 months. I prefer to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and bake in the morning.

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Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake. The perfect make ahead breakfast!

Ingredients

Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

  • 8 cups day-old bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cups milk I used 2%
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Blueberry Sauce

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the cubed bread, cream cheese and blueberries to the pan and toss to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When you are ready to eat remove from the refrigerator while the oven is preheating.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 30 minutes, until golden brown and the center is no longer giggly.

Blueberry Sauce

  1. Add sugar, cornstarch and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and whisk constantly for 4 minutes. Add in the blueberries, reduce heat and simmer until the blueberries burst and the sauce is thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately with the french toast casserole.
Nutrition Facts
Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 242mg81%
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 797IU16%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Breakfast Meal Prep, Easy Breakfast Bake, Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake

Originally published July 20, 2018